Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Lunch Time

The girls seem to be doing well taking their lunches to school.  We haven't forgotten lunch -- yet.  We also bought a five lunch punch card as a back up or for days when the school is serving something like cheese pizza.

The brunette twin has been coming home with food in her lunch box.  I said, "Don't you like your lunch?"  She replied, "Mom, I have a problem at lunch.  There's not enough time.  I cannot finish lunch and talk to my friends." 

It's her first, real lesson in time management.  Either she talks the whole time or she gets to eat her lunch.  She loves to talk and she loves to eat, so in her six-year-old mind, this is quite a problem.

We talked about how she could solve this problem.  She decided to eat first and talk after she was done.  Now I get a daily update on how her lunch went and whether or not she was able to finish her lunch and still talk to her friends.  When she really likes her lunch, she has more time to talk.  When she doesn't like something and it takes her a long time to eat it, she doesn't have a lot of talk time.

She's getting better, but she's still working on her first, real time management lesson.  Then again, I don't know anyone who has really mastered time management, so it's a good life lesson for her. 

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