Here it is the second day of school and a lunch has already been forgotten. I immediately called Kade's school to find out when the 1st graders eat lunch. I was told 11:00. It was 11:10. The secretary assured me that Kade would not go hungry. He would be given something to eat. I said I was only 5 minutes away and could bring his lunch. She gave me the number to the cafeteria so I could ask if he'd been through the line yet. I called. No one answered. I decided it was too late and he'd be alright.
When I picked Kade up this afternoon I asked him about lunch. He said he forgot his lunch box and that he had a chicken patty. I thought he would have been given a pb&j. Huh? I asked him if the lunch lady gave it to him. He replied no, that he bought his lunch. I then asked him how he bought his lunch since he didn't have any money. He responded, "Oh, I just put in my number and I bought lunch." I told him there was no money in his account so he shouldn't have gotten a lunch. "Well, when I put my number in it makes money." Wouldn't that be nice?
I tried to explain to him that we will pay for the lunch next week. I don't want him to think he can get everything for free. Although around here he seems to get whatever he wants, whenever he wants. Maybe we need to work on that.