Seriously....this news is so big, so huge and so exciting that I may have to borrow someone else's blog just to fit it all in.....Quite possibly, even a third blog...... that's how big this is.
So, if you have been following my blog for any amount of time you may remember Part 1 of....There's No Way my Kid Ate $83.00 Worth of Lunch Food and Other Misconceptions of the Kindergarten Years back in February. This was a time where the whole family gathered around and proclaimed the innocence of the accusation that a 6-year-old was capable of consuming $83.00 worth of chicken nuggets and carrot sticks on the school's dime. Houses were mortgaged for legal teams, tv news stations were contacted and protests were forming in front of the school all in the naive belief that my child would never just throw away my love and peanut butter sandwiches for a school hamburger......sigh.
Then came part Part 2 of....My Innocent Son Would Never, And I Mean Never, Turn in his Lovingly Made Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich for a Fried Mozzarella Stick...and Other Tales of Mommy Turning into the Biggest Idiot That Ever an Idiot was in the Kindergarten Years.
Sigh. Again. As you know, I was duped by said 6-year-old who apparently got confused and enticed by the smell of hot dogs and somehow made his way into the lunch line thereby running up a $83.00 tab with the school district.
So after several attempts to discuss it with the school district, citing a little known code in the school district lunch rules and responsibilities manual: Section 6, paragraph 12, sentence 3, common sense 1, I told them if they can't keep track of student lunch tabs rising to over $80.00 due to a wayward kindergartner who has never been to a lunch line before, then it's not my problem or concern. So there.
And then I hurried up and hung up before they could say anything else to me.
No....I really did tell them that I wasn't going to pay for their ineptness when it comes to tracking lunch tabs. I told them unless I followed him everyday to the lunch room there was little I could do to know what was going on. Of course, my husband wanted me to pay it off right away and just be done with it. HA! I told him "Are you crazy! This is the principle of the thing! This affects everyone at the school! This 83.00 could buy a lot of craft supplies at Paper Tales! I have a moral obligation here!"
There was no way I was giving in that easily. Reputations were on the line....plus, a shopping spree at Paper Tales was just in my reach.......
So here's the big, huge news.....Because I just know everyone has been sitting on the edge of her virtual seat wondering how this conundrum was going to play itself out. Well wait no more because I just got notice the other day his lunch tab was down to $0. Yay! Told you it was super huge. Either my highly coordinated flash mob protest paid off.....or, they were just sick of calling me. Which ever way you look at it, it spells more glitter and stamps for me......off to Paper Tales! Talk to you soon....K