2.06.2009

Nutrition That's the Envy of the FDA

Here I sit at home today. Yes, it's Friday afternoon! And they let me out of the zoo early! Actually Baby called and said he was sick. He was hacking up a lung this morning and I gave him some medicine and sent him to school with the warning that "If you come home you don't get to play wii or play with friends. You have to stay down and watch movies and no playing, not even computer." He at least made it through lunch. He called after lunch, after someone had fed him something sorta delicious. Actually, I just looked at the menu and it was Grilled Cheese for lunch today. So I know he called before lunch because those sandwiches are hideous! They no longer make anything at the school. All the lunch ladies do is count how many kids are coming, how many want lunch and how many want the options, and microwave away! When they get the grilled cheese it hasn't been touched by any human hands. It went from machine to machine to machine into plastic baggie at the factory. Then it was packed into a box and shipped to the schools where the lunch ladies count out the right amount for the day and zap them. Then the kids get a slab of white bread and plasticky oozy orangish-yellow stuff coming out the sides. Who really wants to eat that!?! It's enough to give a kid nightmares and stomach aches when it comes to thinking about school lunch. But I'm much too lazy to prepare a lunch. I hardly get out the door on time to get to work in the morning. And the night before? Out of the question! I just cleaned up dinner (if we ate at home, if not then it's way too late at night to make anything) and I'm not making more food. Therefore, my kids have to suffer through the torture of school lunch. But here I am, spending the glorious afternoon at home! And did I accomplish anything? Yes! I watched a movie with Baby.

6 comments:

Krissie said...

That sounds like a wonderful afternoon with Baby. Wish I could have left my job earlier and come on over to watch a movie with you guys. That would be a perfect afternoon!

Lonita said...

Congrats! That means you're one step closer to accomplishing your New Year's resolution to watch more TV!

denverallens said...

I watched a movie too! It was probably almost as good as yours! We (Holly and I) watched "House Bunny"! Don't worry about checking that one out. The boys might like it!

Terry said...

ok so now you have ruined the whole school lunch thing for me. I just knew it was super cute old ladies flipping homemade cheese and bread, turning them into grilled cheese masterpieces. Where has this world come to, where can I turn for the truth (no more x-files)- jill

sally said...

You would actually make a lunch for the boys - Mom never made our lunchs. Oh well. I didn't realize they didn't cook at schools anymore, that really is disgusting. Glad you had a nice afternoon at home. Gotta go - someone is pooping right behind my chair.

Donna said...

I hope it's Chas pooping & not Scooter