Sunday, March 29, 2009
Great Start To The Day
I could hardly wait to get home from church and errands to post JR's latest shenanigans. This morning he was complaining that he wanted to eat lunch (at 9:00 AM right after he had eaten breakfast) and then went into one of his dissertations about how he wanted cereal, and how he wanted to buy cereal at the store. We informed him we were NOT buying cereal since he never eats it. He then goes on to tell us, "Oh! I eat cereal now. I eat it at breakfast at school every morning." Whaaat? Oh yes, seems JR has been eating breakfast at school every morning for some time now. How long? I don't know, but long enough that he now has a "breakfast number" that he "kept forgetting" so they made him a tag, but he lost the tag, and so now he "just has it memorized" (he then rattled the number off for us). We continued to question him about eating breakfast since he doesn't ever take money to school. Apparently, Adrieanna (who's in his class and rides the bus with him) showed him that if you "go down this hall instead of that hall, you can eat breakfast." We also learned that he usually doesn't like what the "hot breakfast" is, so he picks cereal (usually Lucky Charms) and he eats it dry because they serve "Colorado milk" and not "China milk". (We have to buy "China milk" at the store because that's the only kind he likes. And yes, it's just regular old milk that we tell him is from China.) About half way through his telling of the "I eat breakfast at school every morning" story, I turned to Jason and said, "He's just like you. He's talked somebody in to letting him eat breakfast for free everyday!" I kept saying, "But, JR. Breakfast isn't free. How are you getting it?" And he'd tell us, "I just go to the cafeteria and eat breakfast with the kinder kids." So I started thinking: Well, maybe they do serve free breakfast to everybody here. Umm, No. I went and checked, and breakfast costs $1.00. Now, if you qualify for reduced lunch, you can get breakfast for free. Has JR convinced somebody he's "hungry"? After more research I learned we need to "pay for the week on Monday" or purchase a "year long meal plan". It sounds to me like JR's already got himself a "meal plan number", but I've yet to pay for anything. I'm expecting a bill to arrive any day for JR's dollar-a-day dry cereal breakfasts. I'm tellin' ya, he may look like me, but talking somebody into feeding him breakfast for free every morning...that's all Jason.