Friday, January 16, 2009
Neil shares his lunch
It's never good when the school office calls your cell phone.
It's worse when you get there and you see the custodian heading out of the office and he's wearing haz-mat gloves and carrying a bag of towels headed to the trash.
Oh please don't let that be my kid, I pray silently.
But you know it was my kid, right? He threw up all over the office. There was the lovely sent of hard-core sanitizer as I got to the front of the office.
Neil was wrapped up in a beach towel. His clothes were still on but were covered in orange bits and various other items from his stomach.
"I threw up." Really?
Do I bring scented candles on Monday as a proper sorry-my-kid-threw-up-where-you-work gift?
On the way home Neil tells me he earned a Caught-Being-Good (It's a little ticket school staff hands out when kids are doing what they are supposed to be doing or if they go above that. The tickets go into a bin and at the end of the month names are drawn for prizes. One of the prizes is In-N-Out gift certificates. My kids will do most anything for those.).
Neil is really proud of that Caught-Being-Good.
And what did he do to earn it?
"I was eating healthy. I ate all my carrots, as fast as I could. I wanted to be the first to get the Caught-Being-Good from the lunch lady," Neil explained.
Would those be the orange bits he just hurled all over the office?