Thursday, April 7, 2011


Well, it finally happened.
Abi hopped into the van after school today and said "Guess what I had for lunch today, mom."
UGH!!!  I knew exactly what she meant when she said it.
I forgot to send lunch money with her to school so she had to have a pb&j.
She reminded me she needed lunch money at least half a dozen times yesterday afternoon, evening and this morning.  I still forgot.
I really started beating myself up and sat in the school parking lot whining, "What is wrong with your mommy, Abi?"
She's so sweet.  I'm sure I've mentioned that before but she is so sweet.  so, so sweet.
She replied, "There's nothing wrong with my mommy.  She's fantastic!"

I've had kids in public school for 8 years and this is the first time we've fallen victim to the "pb&j rule".  I'm sure it won't be the last time.
I guess I probably sub-consciously thought that no one in my family should enjoy lunch if I have to diet.  If mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy, right?
Oh well, she doesn't seem to be any worse for the wear.  She quickly forgave me and I promptly ran into the school office to replenish her lunch money supply.

I will never forget this.  I hate the thought of my kids being embarrassed at school because of my oversight. 
I guess I'm giving my kids a lot of things to talk to their therapists about someday. 
(Abi and I having lunch together at one of our happy places, Red Robin)


Mitch said...
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Danielle said...

I have plenty of WW ice cream snacks you can enjoy :)

Amy said...

Sophie told me Thursday that she would get pb&j the next day. (Of course she couldn't find a lunch $ note anywhere and she should have gotten at least 4!) Luckily I remembered at 9 am and ran a check up to the office. If I didn't work there, she would have been in the same boat as Abi. (and I'm guessing she wouldn't have handled it as sweetly!) :)

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

Ohhh my kids have fallen under the pb&j rule before.

I'm glad it's not just me! :)