I checked her account the other night, to make sure she had enough in there to cover the next day, and to my surprise, the amount had been unchanged since the first day of school, when I put in $10.
So, I bring my findings to my kid. Who tells me, "I DO eat lunch. They give me a peanut butter sandwich and milk and some crackers." Which, you guys, is the same lunch they give to the kids who forgot their lunch money or lost their lunch tote or came to school in bare feet and oversized potato sacks (hand-me-down potato sacks).
THEY THINK MY KID IS THE POOR KID!
That shouldn't bother me. I'm not a classist or anything. But she CAN afford lunch, and I DO care that she has one, and I totally GET that the free peanut butter sandwich is there for any kid who needs it, because things come up, but everyone knows it's like, the emergency lunch. It's the infomercial of lunches. You watch an informercial because there is nothing else on, and sure, it's not terrible, but nobody like, puts an informercial on their TIVO. Nobody intends on an informercial.
And yet, Lennon is telling the lunch lady that she has no money, and no lunch, for the express purpose of obtaining a peanut butter sandwich made on a hamburger bun, and some saltines.
At what point do I just assume the role of negligent mother that she has assigned to me?