Saturday, March 6

what's the real treat?

Not long ago, Carly let me know that I had been slacking on coming to eat with her in the cafeteria. So, I made plans on the next available Friday {work gets in the way the rest of the week}. Carly's pick-up lunch of choice is Subway, which I can live with. She always chooses a meatball on white with american cheese warmed not toasted with BBQ Baked Lays and most recently a dr. pepper to drink.
When a parent comes to eat with you, you get to sit at a separate table. I don't know if that is to make it a more special time for the child and parent or to save the parent from eating with "the masses". Either way, thank you, because table etiquette is OUT-THE-WINDOW in a cafeteria. I know some of these kids' parents. They are NOT allowed to act like that with their parents present, I promise. Which only makes me give my child a lecture that starts with "just because I am not there......"
I brought lunch for Miss MM too, so that she was able to join us at the special table. Miss MM is in another 4th grade class so her and Carly do not typically get to sit together at lunch. This might have been a bigger treat than lunch with mom, Subway, or the dr. pepper!


Natasha said...

Much better than our school rules-- the kids can't even TALK at lunch. My kids are very clear that they do not like me coming for lunch, and I feel the same.

Now if their lunch experience was like Carly's, I'd be all over it!

I am hoping it will be different next year when Luci starts middle school.

Keetha Broyles said...

And this is yet another reason why you SHOULD be voted "mom of the year."

Anonymous said...

Another reason you are your grandaddy's favorite grandchild..Nothing like a Dr. Pepper. L to all. G'Daddy

Chickens in the Basement said...

You're a good mother. Be glad you have a girl. My boys would melt into the floor if I walked into the cafeteria to have lunch with them. However, if I called them to the office, handed them a bag full of Mickey D's and left, they would be thrilled!

Thanks for visiting my blog. Isn't it nice that Keetha promotes her friends!

Linda said...

I came to visit you from Keetha's blog. You look like a very sweet Mom. They do grow up so fast. Enjoyed my visit with you.

Terri said...

That is so sweet including MM for lunch. Yes, I agree that is the biggest treat! It was always fun eating lunch with Courtney in the cafeteria...we didn't get to sit at a separate table!

Betty Jo said...

It's so nice to meet you Kim Sue. Thank you for your visit and comment at my "soft" blog. LOL Keetha is such a sweetheart for mentioning it. Your blog is wonderful and it is very easy to see that your family is the love of your life. Hope you're having a super day! ♥

Anonymous said...

Caroline keeps bugging me about lunch too. Not surprisingly, Subway is her favorite. I am glad you all had a good time, and this is a good reminder for me to get myself to the school cafeteria.

jennifer said...

I haven't eaten with my son yet this year. I hadn't even thought about bringing food in! I would much rather do that than eat cafeteria food.

The girls are adorable.

Jill said...

You're always such a fun mom!

I have never done this before and didn't even realize I could until Whitney mentioned it recently.