Today is Lily Belle’s 6th birthday so I joined her at Kindergarten to eat lunch. The “special” table was full so we sat with the “regular” people. It’s also Frozen Friday so we chose ice cream sandwiches for our treat.
Once we sat down I noticed Ms. Ratched, the lunchroom and #walkdontrun monitor was walking towards us so I said, pretty loud, “Lily, since it’s your birthday you get to eat your ice cream first!” Lily replied, “I know! Yay!” Ms. Ratched slowed her giddyup just long enough to shoot me a scalding glance but obviously thought better of correcting me before she sped off to find another rule breaker.
One of my favorite events at school lunches is when Ms. Gable counts down from three to zero, at which point there is either total silence in the room or, and I’ve never actually seen this play out, some kind of hell to pay. All of my grand kids enjoy this little activity as much as I do and we sit with our arms raised and follow along, folding down each of three fingers until we are left with a fist in the air. Silence Power!