The girls came out of school yesterday complaining that they were staaaaaarrrrrrrvvvvvviiiiiinnngggggggggg. Really, they were very, very, very hungry and probably starving.
I said, "Not enough pizza for lunch?" They don't eat the school lunches often, but we do treat them with the pizza when it's served.
They looked at each other and said, "We didn't get to eat our pizza. We had dry cereal."
In our school district if you don't have lunch the school won't let you go hungry. You'll get something to sustain you, but not enough to encourage you to come without your lunch again. You get a bowl of dry cereal.
I had to drag out the story, but it turns out the girls did sign-up for piza. They forgot their lunch punch cards when the went to the lunchroom. The rule is if you don't bring it you don't get to go back for it.
They didn't appreciate that I sided with the school. They wanted me to get mad at the school, but I said, "You're in third grade. How did you forget your lunch punch cards? You need to be responsible for your lunch when you order it."
What I really wanted to talk about was how the two girls, in two different classes, each forgot their lunch punch cards. They didn't want to talk about it at all. They just wanted to remind me that they were staaaaaaarrrrrrrvvvvvvviiiiiinnnngggg.