Because apparently, she's telling her teachers at school that she's STARVING and needs to get breakfast in the cafeteria. Never mind the fact that she ate 2 slices of toast with cream cheese and 2 eggs, sunny side up, plus a whole glass of milk. She ate all of that 30 minutes before she got to school, but presumably she has the metabolism of a hummingbird and its all gone now.
Here's how I found out about the dumpster diving....
After finding our lunch account at her school looking anorexic, (ha!)I wanted to know where all the money went. Well, I guess my kid decided that she needed breakfast AND lunch at school. So instead of one payment a day coming out of the account, there were two payments a day coming out. That adds up. You'd think she would eat less at home, knowing she was about to lie her way into the breakfast line at school, right? (And I do mean LIE her way, because kids are supposed to either be in the Breakfast program, OR they have to bring in a note saying that they can get breakfast that day.) Nooooooooo, she's just eating what is now referred to as 1st breakfast, and then 2nd breakfast. Followed closely by Morning Snack, Lunch, the super stealthy Bus Snack on the way home, the After School Snack, then Dinner. And she is NOT a big kid. She's on the slimmer side of things. Has there been an epidemic of tapeworms or something?
Going to the cafeteria at school is a fun adventure with her friends. The flag of independence is waving high over the upturned cherubic face of my 1st grader, and she is taking her new found independence to new levels.
I called her teacher and explained that she is getting a full breakfast at home, and doesn't need to go get breakfast at school, even though it appears that its the 'fun' thing to do. That's when her teacher told me, "Abby said you didn't have time to give her breakfast, and that you kept forgetting to write a note to say that she could get breakfast at school."
WTF?!?!? So lemme understand this. According to my daughter, not only can I not get my fat ass out of bed in time to feed her, but I'm also an amnesiac loser who can't even remember to write a note so that my starving, abused baby can get to eat? Are you serious?!?!?
Well I straightened things out with her teacher, explaining that she DOES get a full breakfast in the morning, and if she by some chance needs a note, I am more than capable of remembering to write it.
Abby and I are having a chat when she gets home from school today. I may feed her to Sally.
btw, Balancing Act, your son's two lost blocks are looking pretty good right now, aren't they?