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Tonight while tucking in Joseph and Jordan, Joseph made an interesting comment.
Joseph: “I’m tired of walking them to the cafeteria and waiting for them to eat and take them to class. I get to my class way after everyone else, I want to get there first.”
Mama: “What. . . you’ve been eating breakfast at school. . . after you’ve already eaten breakfast at home.”
Joseph: “Well, I just take them and wait and then walk them down to class and I wanna go straight to my class.”
Mama: “But we only gave you permission to eat that one day, you are not supposed to eat breakfast here AND at school.”
Joseph: “Well Jordan says ‘Oh I’m hungry,you have to take me to the cafeteria’ and he knows he already ate at home but he says he’s starving so I just take them and I wait for them, except the day they had cinnamon rolls, I ate then.”
Mama: “Does Mary eat a second breakfast too?”
Joseph: “Yeah, but sometimes she gets breakfast but doesn’t eat it.”
Mama: thinking “Great we’re going through breakfast food (Gallons of milk) at home, plus paying for them to eat a second breakfast at school whether they actually eat it or not!!!!!”
Nice to know these things! I went over very clearly that they are to get off the school bus and go directly to their class. Joseph no longer needs to walk them to the kindergarten hall so that he can be one of the first in his class. They are to NEVER eat breakfast at home AND eat it at school on the same day. I would give them direct permission on a particular day when they could eat at school. I explained we had to pay for everything they got at the cafeteria and that I had only put enough money in their accounts for lunch only!! Good grief, here we were thinking everything was going so smoothly, they were up and dressed, fed, backpacks ready, shoes on, teeth brushed, hair done and out the door to catch the bus. . . onto their second breakfast!!
Trey said we could put stickers on their shirts that say, “I Ate Breakfast at Home, Do Not Feed Me!!”. At least we found out the 2nd week of school and not later!!!