Sunday, December 5, 2010

In which I prove that I am possibly the worst mother in the world....


For quite a while now I've been reading a blog called Lillabilly, and on Fridays she posts a picture of her daughters lunch. These are unbelievable lunches. Really, Gold Medal Winning Lunches. Last week I sunk to a new low and sent this to school with Reuben because we had forgotten to go grocery shopping for a week or two and had no fruit, no veges, no margarine... you get the picture. He took a packet of two minute noodles, a chocolate bar that Kate sent me, some goodies from the Advent Calendar and some Animal Biscuits from Nana the night before. 

Absolutely the Worst Lunch Ever. But THAT WAS THE DAY HIS TEACHER SAW IT! Shame, shame shame. Krystin who is a marvellous teacher, emailed me to tell me Noodles were VERY BAD for children dry as they dehydrate them.

FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL.

Honestly, I know noodles are bad, but it's the first time i've sent them, really. And there was nothing else.

{Memo to self: Must go shopping again this week} 

14 comments:

  1. It happens to us all, I have to admit that once I stopped at the local shop on the way to school, ran in and bought some packet sandwiches, took them out of the packet and popped them in his sandwich box. That was the only day that he has ever ate the whole sandwich even the crust!!xx

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  2. It's like murphy's law isn't it - the day you do something you never usually do!! Don't worry - we all do it at times too!

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  3. This mother had to walk to school with the children via the supermarket THIS MORNING so there was something to fill the lunch boxes. They love those Pizza Buns at New World! Unfortunately I forgot I was walking home until I walked out with 4 litres if milk, 1kg apples, 700gm grapes, a bunch of banana's and a box of laundry powder!!!! It was a hot walk home and my arms are a little longer this morning.

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  4. lol...don't worry about it...my kids choose not to take lunch some days....and sometimes their lunch doesn't even look as healthy as yours....it is good to know though that the teacher emailed you and so quickly...must be a great school....hugs and enjoy your grocery shop...lol...xxx

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  5. Oh the shame!! I am feeling the shame. I would have been mortified too. I have to say good teacher though to actually email you and tell you. Not that it aleviates the shame for you but it does show she cares. I guess you'll be adding a bunch of carrots to the end of year chocolates for her!

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  6. Oh the shame!! I am feeling the shame. I would have been mortified too. I have to say good teacher though to actually email you and tell you. Not that it aleviates the shame for you but it does show she cares. I guess you'll be adding a bunch of carrots to the end of year chocolates for her!

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  7. Oh dear - hugs. At least the teacer cares about her students. Hope that you managed to get to the store:)

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  8. isn't it always the way. Had that happen to me before too... :)

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  9. isn't it always the way. Had that happen to me before too... :)

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  10. Hardly something to make a joke about but I see you have your support group to encoursge you in it so you must feel ok.
    And what was your baby eating while your cupboards were empty?
    So is sewing really your priority when little ones depend on you?
    Time to reconsider in my opinion.
    Iowa

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  11. Sheesh,Iowo, if I have told you once I have told you a hundred times, I am the only one allowed to forget the username. Every time you are anonymous everyone has a sneaking suspicion, that hardly fades away, that it is me secretly saying home truths to Deb!
    Me! I who sent our middle daughter to school on her very first day with a sausage roll coz we didn't think she would eat anything else. Me who being so ignorant rang the health department when Deb started school to see what I should be giving her when she came home!!
    Bags of chips had not been invented at that stage.
    For cryiong out loud Iowa BEHAVE YOURSELF! 278

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  12. Hugs! You need them! When I have days like this where we have been away all weekend, wake up Monday morning and there is no fresh bread, I am fortunate to have a lovely canteen lady at school who makes a fabulous ham and cheese sandwich and I have also been known to stop at the local town on the way to kindy (I catch the bus, don't drive yet .. but soon ...) and get a sandwich from a local cafe for master to take there .. Nobody is a a saint, and if they think they are they need to get st_ffed!

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  13. Hehe. I love this post. We all have days like these and the fact of the matter is there are a lot of people who send their kids to school with lunches like this each day. So, you have proven that you are a great mum cause you don't do this everyday. I say Anonymous from Iowa Get a life.

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  14. So glad that Iowa has never had a mommy fail moment, good to know she never forgets to grocery shop, or runs out of diapers . . . and that she is teaching her children how to be a lovely, caring, supportive person by leaving nasty anonymous comments online.

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