Monday, September 17, 2012

I Fed My Kid Garbage

"I didn't eat my snack today." were some of the first words out of Lucas mouth as we walked in the door after school.

"What?" I questioned immediately getting annoyed- I mean I had spent all of two minutes putting that snack together, didn't he appreciate my hard work?

"A kid had a birthday today and there were treats so I wasn't hungry."

"Oh okay" I said, quickly regaining my composure- because hey I am a intelligent person- snack or birthday treat? Hello, no question!

"I'm hungry now though, so can I eat it while watching a show?"  Lucas asked.

"Sure" I said happy that I would not have to look for a snack for him.   Is it just me or is coming up with meal and snack ideas sometimes the most difficult and annoying thing? 

Lucas pulled the brown paper sack from his backpack and began eating his snack while watching a half hour show.   After his break it was the dreaded homework time.  We made it through homework, dinner and bedtime and were all set for the next day.

As some mornings inevitably seem to be, this was a rushed one.  Getting up a few minutes after the alarm, getting distracted by a few things on-line, you know those kinds of things all lead to a sudden hurry to get ready.

I got the kids their breakfast, packed Lucas' lunch and threw everything in his backpack.

"Okay, let's go!"  I hurriedly said.

"Did you get my Cub folder?" Lucas asked, running through the checklist as we do most mornings.

"Check"
"Lunch?"
"Check"
"Snack?"

"Um--" I couldn't remember, had I packed the snack?  A quick peak in his bag and I saw the brown paper sack I put his snacks in.  "Check"

And off we went.

The day quickly went by, errands, pretending to clean, blogging....  and before I knew it, it was time to pick Lucas up from school.

"Why did you pack me garbage today?" Lucas asked when he got in the car.

"What??" I asked utterly confused.

"My snack, it was just an empty water bottle and a Rice Krispie treat wrapper!"

Uh-oh

And then it hit me, Lucas snack from the day before, the one he had eaten after school while watching a show-- he hadn't thrown his trash away but had simply put it back in his backpack.

Opps- yep, let's chalk this one up to add to my long resume of why I am mother of the year.

27 comments:

  1. I'm sorry but I was laughing the entire way through this post. It happens. Poor Lucas!

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    1. Laugh away-- as I too am laughing about it all now too- and probably pretty shortly after the fact :)

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  2. Ha!! Gotta love that. It should teach him to throw his trash away, right? LOL

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  3. i only laugh because I've done that before my mom even pack my younger brother a block of cheese once accidently it's just one of those many mommy moments that make us giggle years later.
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  4. This made me laugh. How'd Lucas take it?

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    1. He mostly just seemed so confused and a little annoyed as to why I would feed him garbage-- but once we figured out how it happened then we both laughed about it

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  5. And now he'll remember to throw his garbage away instead of putting it back in his bag :)

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  6. Oh my goodness. I can't stop laughing at this. :) I'm sure this will happen to me one day!

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  7. That is too funny! At least YOU didn't pack him trash. HE did--on accident! LOL!

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  8. I don't have to worry about packing lunches yet...but that sounds soooooooooo like something i would do! Haha

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  9. lol, beautiful story; and I love the way you tell it. I totally blame him, it's funny how it wasn't at all the kind of garbage I was thinking of.

    I've totally given up on meal ideas and snacks. My children come home from school with "Can I have a snack?" and I say something like "Sure, there's water in the fridge." I keep a fruit bowl stocked, perhaps it's not what they want, but I really am too lazy to put something else together. ;) I should try your method.

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  10. LOL!! Hilarious!! Sorry... I shouldn't laugh but that is totally something that I would do.

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  11. Haha that is too funny. I would totally do that!

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  12. Okay...not sure what is funniest: the fact that I would totally do this too--probably have and forgot about it. OR..."Pretending to clean!" I love you!

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  13. Hahahahaha! That is hilarious!!!!! :o) Guess he'll be more likely to throw his trash away next time, huh???

    P.S. I pretend to clean all the time, too. Funny how everything always stays so dirty no matter how much pretending I do.

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  14. LOL! That's one you'll laugh about for years!

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  15. Ha! This is something that would totally happen to me. :)

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  16. Haha! Oh, Emmy, this is something I'd do too!!!
    xo

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  17. Hilarious! I could see me doing that!

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  18. This is totally hiliarious -- though I'm sure any mom would hate to actually do it. I'm sure he was so confused when he opened it up!

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  19. Ha! Maybe he'll learn to throw his trash away;)

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  20. That sounds like something I would do!

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  21. Oh my, that is totally LOL! I too could see myself doing that.

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  22. So funny and totally something I would do. First day of Wyatt's Kindergarten and I put Henry's lunch in his backbag and Wyatt's in Henry's... Wyatt wanted to *kill* me.

    Good times :)

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  23. Ha ha that totally sounds like something I would do!

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  24. Too funny! All that packing and snacking gets confusing!

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