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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Burger King Butterflies In Our Stomach

New York City public schools don't open until tomorrow.

I know, right?

It's like being the last competitor, the final act - the butterflies multiplying in our stomachs with every passing minute. We watched the Catholic School kids go off in their uniforms and reviewed the school supply list for last minute items. I posted the September Menu for the PTA website and thought, my kids aren't going to eat that crap.

Seasoned pinto beans, garlicky green beans, Racheal Ray's Yum-O?

Yesterday morning, the boys came with me to the school office to tend to some administrative stuff. Just being in the school made them unusually nervous and they read their books quietly while they waited for me.

Yes, I said, read their books quietly.

As we left the building, they meekly asked, "What are we going to do today?"

They probably expected me to say homework, but instead I said, "How about having breakfast at Burger King?"

They waited for me to say, "Just kidding," but I didn't. After a whole summer of fresh fruit and yogurt, Cheerios and egg sandwiches - I was finally allowing them to have junk for breakfast.






Let's see if they eat "Yum-O" with that much enthusiasm.

10 comments:

  1. What the heck is Yum-O?

    I’m like you, I the healthier the meal the better. But I also realize a small splashing of junk food, once in a while, won’t kill them. Christopher prefers Mc D’s or “The King”.

    O, what will you do with yourself once the boys are back in school?

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    1. Actually - I'm finding I have even less time since I joined two PTA's. What was I thinking?!

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  2. We are alike. Noah gets healthy stuff for always, but since the beginning of time, since his 20-year-old brother (not of me but raised briefly by me) was little, we have celebrated Friday donut day. Only during school. Your welcome teachers who are left with the after-effects. His ADHD meds should help.

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    1. Friday donut day! How cool. My doc prescribed "fish oil" not meds. The effect is nil.

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  3. I love it! Junk food send-off. What exactly is 'Yum-O'? Whatever will you do with your time while they are in school? :)

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    1. I figure the less I know about "Yum-O" the better. I like Racheal Ray just as much as Martha Stewart because we all have so much in common...NOT.

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  4. Two PTAs AND an end-of-break Burger King breakfast?! A supremely awesome mama, you are.

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    1. Why thank you, though supreme might be a little exaggerated. Nah, I'll take it - thanks!

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  5. PTA!? Really! And 2 at that! :) You are officially one of my "IDOL" Ma's! :)

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    1. All I can say is - don't do what I did.

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