Thursday, September 8, 2011

Top Ten Things I've learned from working in the Lunch Room

Part of my duties as a music teacher include working in the lunch room for kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade lunch.  While I love seeing those sweet little faces munching their food every day, I most appreciate the wisdom I've gained from my time in the lunch room.
10.  Steak bites may or may not have any real meat in them.
 9.  Barbecue Sauce and ketchup can make anything taste ok.
 8.  There are very few lunch buckets on pizza day.
 7.  All parents should be required to practice opening food packages with their children at home.
 6.  Those brown things that schools call paper towels don't actually absorb anything.
 5.  Some people in the world have the gift of packing great school lunches.
 4.  Other people really don't.
 3.  Parents have no idea the amount of food their kids are throwing away every day.
 2.  I still wish Carson Foley's mom would pack MY lunch every day!!!!
 1.  All lunch room workers have sweaty arm pits by the end of lunch (well, at least this lunch room worker does

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

We just couldn't make ourselves go inside.

We spent most of our Labor Day outside.  It was SO beautiful out there.  Tim and Isaac dug up two giant stumps (well, they weren't giant before they dug them up, but they sure did look huge once they were out of the ground).  We built a fire early in the day and then built it back up again after our picnic supper so we could stay warm and make s'mores.  I LOVE days like this...

Simon guards the bowl of peanuts.

Ezra busts a move while helping Isaac build the fire.

Yes, that is a Christmas tub the IBCs are chilling other tub was full of books and I didn't feel like emptying it!!

sneaking some chips before supper

Isaac the firebug

Daddy sipping tea

I have no idea what's going on here...not sure I want to know!!