This morning at breakfast……. Braedan mentioned that I'd be happy to know that he didn't sign me up to buy candy for his Orchestra class… for their special Spring treat.
I was happy. Why… you ask?
A couple weeks ago, Braedan told me that he signed "me" up to buy sodas for his Orchestra class that they can drink while they go over the video of their performance the night before.
I went to the store and bought the sodas. It almost killed me. But, I did.
While I was walking down the soda lane, I noticed I haven't been down it in awhile. All the different kinds of soda. My god! What are we doing to our kids???!!!
I had to buy four and I just bought what was on sale, because, let's be honest, they are all the same.
Carbonated water, sugar, orange juice from concentrate (2%), citric acid, antioxidant (ascorbic acid), stabilisers (locust bean gum, acacia gum, glycerol esters of wood rosin), natural flavourings, colour (carotenes), preservative (potassium sorbate).
I gave him the sodas and I politely explained to him that he basically signed me up to buy CRACK for kids. (I'm seriously not being dramatic. This is how it felt… buying crack for his peers.) And, in the future, if he could sign me up to buy the paper goods or the fruit, I'd be really happy.
Interestingly enough… I got an email from B's Orchestra teacher, just this morning, that Braedan was warned several times to not play his instrument while she was talking and she finally had to deduct FIVE points from his agenda.
Hmmm… if I put two and two together… you feed MY child "a spring treat" of candy & soda before 11am (which I do not want him eating or drinking, thank you very much)… you might have some consequences… lady.
Never fear, that was not how I responded to her email! And, for the record, I like this teacher and saying she's passionate about the strings is an understatement… however, this is not rocket science!