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Yesterday, I put the charger on the car battery and around 11:00 had enough of a charge to be able to start the car. So my lunch break yesterday was sitting at NTB getting a new battery. Whee! But at least my car works again.

I'm a bit jumpy, probably because I'm having some serious disk pain. It's made me moody and irritable. Today, it was targeted towards the kids' preschool. Yesterday, we had promised the kids they could take Lunchables for their first day of school. We didn't get to the store until last night, so they ended up taking Lunchables today for their second day. Now, I don't just send the Lunchables with them. I take out whatever the main meal is, in this case mini hotdogs, and then put in some fruit or yogurt, and juice. They don't get the desert, they don't get the cola that comes with some of them. Usually, they have a sandwich, fruit or yogurt, and juice, so I don't see this as too much of a difference. Anyway, today after school, when I was unpacking their backback, Michael looked at me and said "Miss C. said that Lunchables aren't a healthy lunch". I smiled and said 'That is why we only have them as a special treat. They are a sometimes food' (We don't really talk about BAD foods in our house, only healthy foods and 'sometimes' foods.) I went upstairs out of earshot and called the school to ask whether Miss C. actually said this or they were just making things up. The director agreed that it was something that shouldn't have been said, if it was, but said something to the effect of 'Most kids don't eat them when they get them. They just eat the candy, drink the juice and eat nothing else'. I explained the type of 'Lunchable' I pack, and left it at that. A little while later, Miss C. called me and said she never said anything like that to them. She even packed a lunchable very similar to what I did (remove the candy, replace with healthy snack) for her daughter yesterday. I was itching for a fight and they took the wind right out of my sail. Damn it. I'll have to find a new target. There is always a cause at work I can put my wrath into. :)

I also went for a meds check with my doctor today. She keeps an eye on my liver function because of the medicines I take, especially for my anxiety and panic disorder. Everything will surely be fine, but we just watch it. She gave me refills and we shot the breeze for a while. Since we've been with her for 10 years, she's more like a family friend than just a doctor. We even knew about her wedding before the people in her office. I wish all of my doctors were as caring and personable as she is.

Alright, now I REALLY need to write some thank you notes. I got some neat things for graduation - some hanging baskets for my office, a beaded purse necklace kit, some bracelets - and I need to make sure to actually get notes out. I'm bad about sending thank you notes. I have to get more serious so the kids know how important it is :)

Great. Now the dogs are growling at each other over a bone. I gave them TWO, but they always just fight over one. Smart dogs, huh?

Back to your regularly scheduled life.


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Aug. 17th, 2005 01:39 pm (UTC)
Lunchables are very cool. And good for you sticking to your healthy choices for the kids!!

I bet Mrs. C was worried about all that. hee hee.
Aug. 17th, 2005 02:10 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I feel like I'm alone or some kind of mean mom sometimes for the healthy choices. It's not like they don't get treats sometimes. For example, when we were on vacation in Indiana, there were a bunch of other kids in the family over swimming with Michael and Matthew. They took a break, and after eating lunch, ALL of the kids, mine included, ate THREE brownies each. It was a special occasion.

However, we don't keep alot of sweets around the house. They might get a dum-dum sucker as a treat, but deserts are usually yogurt, FROZEN yogurt (actually putting their yogurt in the freezer, not the ice cream type stuff), apple sauce, things like that. You would think that was the strangest thing in the world. Some of our friends are always baking cookies, making brownies, keep cookies around, and it makes my kids wonder why their house isn't like that.

*sigh* I just hope it teaches them that they need to make healthy choices, and that it's ok to sometimes pig out on sweets. Just not every day. I hope they see that instead of seeing it as my being fascist and going wild on sweets whenever they get the chance and hiding things from me.
Aug. 17th, 2005 11:26 pm (UTC)
Laurel told me yesterday that her teacher said to pack "just one snack" after I packed both animal crackers and a packet of dried berries that day. I asked the teacher about it this morning and found out Laurel never even took the animal crackers out of her bag -- she just took the fruit out and shared it with a classmate that hadn't brought a snack. Weird.

I saw fill-in-the-blank kids' thank you notes the last time I bought a pack of blank cards and thought it was clever... except I'm the one that barely ekes out three sentences when writing them while Laurel dictates a storm. The website for Good Housekeeping used to have a note generator that had phrases you could pick and choose to find the right wording for various occasions, but I have no idea if it's still around. Oooh, I should look now.
Aug. 18th, 2005 12:09 am (UTC)
Is it similar to this? Good Housekeeping Note Generator

It makes you fill out the phrases, but at least it prompts you through them.
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