May 25, 2010

Lunch money

Every once in a while, I hop on to the school district's site to check how much money the chicks have in their lunch accounts, and to spy on what they've been purchasing in the school cafeteria. I just checked Clairey's and see that in this month, she has bought ice cream and/or a cookie four times. The rule in this house is, you can get a dessert on Friday. ONLY ON FRIDAY. She knows this rule. Of course, her sister broke the rules, too (but last year). I can't believe i didn't tell you about it.

So, last year, i was checking Jen's account, and i saw that she was buying snacks and cookies at least 2x a week. So, SMM and i confronted her about it. She blamed it on the lunch lady. We said, "Seriously. You're telling us that the lunch lady is using your account to buy cookies?" and she looked at us, and said with great conviction, "YES." So, we went on with the questioning, and each time, Jenna would say, "The lunch lady did it."

We changed our strategy. We moved to reverse psychology. We said, "Well, then i guess we'll have to call the school and tell on the lunch lady. That's too bad. She'll probably get fired. She won't be able to feed her family, and they'll end up homeless--living under a bridge. Her babies are going to have to sell their toys, and they'll have to sleep in the cold." We looked at her with sad eyes and loud sighs.

Jenna looked at us and said, "Well, I guess she'll just have to get another job."

My kid. Tender hearted to the extreme. Jeesh.

She finally did admit that she did it, as we knew she had all along.

Anyways, now Clairey's doing the same thing. I think i'm going to tell her that i got a letter from the school telling me that some bad kids have been buying dessert and they aren't supposed to. I'll look at her, give her a big hug, and say, "I'm SO glad you're not one of those bad kids!" She'll fess up immediately. She's a sucker.


Robinwood Photo said...

I'm so glad we're not the only parents having this problem. My C is like your C--following the rules for the most part. My E--she's been sneaking breakfast at school! $1.35 for crappy cereal! You would think with the technology we have we could block their ability to purchase stuff.

Amy said...

That is so great to have an automated system that you can review online! And too funny that you busted them both :) We are so behind the times here ... it's really pathetic. WA = "Wait Awhile"