Last week I was a bad mommy. What did I do? I put Simone’s lunch in Nadia’s lunchbox.
Nadia, the easygoing child, happily ate Simone’s peanut butter and jelly lunch, but Simone, the intense child, threw an F-I-T when she saw Nadia’s ham and cheese lunch and did not eat. That’s not all. Simone’s teacher sent a note home, documenting the incident. There was discussion throughout the preschool about the lunch swap. Teachers were consulted; a plan developed. Should I make such a grave mistake ever again, they will check Nadia’s lunchbox for Simone’s lunch.
Days after the scandal at lunchtime, preschool teachers were still chiding me about the mistake. I will forever be known as the parent who mixed up the lunches.
Note to self: Don’t ever mix up the lunches again.