School cafeteria food is easy to make fun of. I wrote a story about it when I was in the sixth grade. I recall stating that it wasn’t the lunch ladies’ fault, since you obviously cannot make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear. Needless to say, that little gem remained unpublished. Now, a few decades later, I feel compelled to tackle the subject again. A song about “mystery meat”, no doubt from a Nickelodeon show, is echoing in my head.
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Recently both Linus and JD visited the dentist. Neither had cavities. This is a big deal for Linus, who will not graduate to the family dentist until he has multiple cavity free check ups. The pediatric dentist is great and all, but the drive is a bit much. Linus is also pleased because this means he can drink pop a little more often.
We recently replaced our toilet seat. There wasn’t much wrong with the old one, to be honest. It was sturdy. It did the job required of it.
Except for one thing: the hinges. Oh dear God, the hinges. There were metal screws holding the hinges together. It got to the point where I didn’t know what was rusty water and what was, well, pee. Or a combination of the two. Being the only woman in the house, I knew the aim problem was not mine. JD still uses a potty shaped like a frog. So somehow, these screws and pieces were getting damp and nasty.
There should be a support group for mothers of picky eaters. Heck, maybe there is. They probably meet at a fast food joint with a play area and bemoan how their child will eat that processed dreck and turn up their nose at food that actually contains something besides fat and sodium. I just avoid those play areas because it means my kids will ooze green mucus for six weeks straight.