Thursday, July 1, 2010

The Case of the Missing Lunches

This morning I woke up to a quiet house. In my world, that's a rarity, a luxury, and most days, not the typical scenario.

The hubby had already left for work, which didn't actually leave the house quiet while he was getting ready, but after he left, there were a couple moments of peace. He was off on his bike (yay - one more success for you environmentalists out there!).

Matthew was hanging out playing Wii, which is near our room, but we've trained him to turn the sound OFF!, not down, but OFF!.

Lily and Garrett were asleep (so cute!) together in Lily's room with both dogs.

I couldn't believe it when everyone got up, dressed and we were out of the house on time!!! It was a glorious morning so far.

Things then went downhill from there.

Case 1: I tried to walk out of daycare, with Garrett in my arms. Hello!!! He's supposed to stay there all day. The daycare provider was a bit confused. I was too, for a couple of seconds until I realized what I was doing.

Case 2: We made it (without incident, I must add) to the Corbin Art Center - more about their fantasticness later - with the big kids, and, we were early. Woot! Then, we go to get out of the car.

Me: "Kids, hop out of the car & grab your lunches."

Kids: blank stare. Translated to: We forgot our lunches.

So, the debate.

Do I drive home to get their lunches? That would mean that I would be at least an hour late to work. Nevermind the fact that I'd have to drive a good 17ish miles out of my way in each direction. Read: more gas, bad for the environment. (Yeah, we think that way, we're nerds.)

Or, do I just get them food in town and take it to them during their lunch?

I opted for the latter, because I didn't want to spend my morning in the car. So, the hubby and I got to be heroes by bringing the kids McDonald's food at their daycamp. Point for the Rents!!

Now, here's my concern with this. Will the kids decide that it would be better to "forget" their lunch so they can have restaurant food for lunch instead? Hopefully this doesn't become a trend. Although I did get a soda out of the deal. Not too shabby, I suppose.