Today was "Family Hot Dog Day" at Buddy's school. These family days pop up at the end of almost every month. It's nice to be able to spend time with your child during the school day. I know the kids really get a kick out of having their parent(s) show up.
Each month, the hot dog sale is presided over by a class' homeroom moms and helpers from that grade. Guess what grade is first up this year?
If you answered "Fifth", get yourself a sticker!
Yes, it was fifth grade's turn to work the sale.
Here's where it gets a little tricky: In past years, they did Family Pizza Day which was really easy. The PTO would order pizzas from one of the nearby chains (like Dominoe's or Pizza Hut), then sell the slices to the parents who stopped by. The school children received a slice of "store bought" pizza too, along with some fruit and perhaps a salad and their drink.
Then, the Federal Hot lunch program said that wasn't allowed. If the kids continued to get pizza like that (and us mean parents continued to send the children messages about eating unhealthy foods), then no more Federal Hot Lunch program (which subsidizes the school, so we can provide free or reduced lunches for children who need that service).
The hot lunch program said that we could do the pizza, but it had to have a child nutrition label on it, which means it had to be ordered from the food service that delivered the other food supplies. This rule was for both the children AND the parents.
The down side of this was that the pizza tasted like cardboard.
But, the school had to go along with it and so the appropriate number of slices was ordered each month and the home room moms would heat 'em up and sell the slices (they were more like rectangular cardboard slabs).
So many parents complained about the nasty pizza that midway thru the year last year, PTO decided to switch it to hot dogs.
Fourth grade (Buddy's class) was early in the year, so the homeroom moms (including yours truly) did a PIZZA sale.
We'd never done the hot dogs and had NO CLUE what was expected of us.
I, of course, had to drag Sissy with me and for the first half hour or so, she wanted me to hold her so she could cling to me and expose my pretty light blue Vera Wang bra to assorted passers by. I wasn't much help (and felt bad and helpless). I was happy for the breast exposure, though. You all know how I like to waggle my tits in everyone's faces.
There were a few mishaps, but we flew by the seat of our pants and pulled it off. I even got to sit down with Buddy when he came down for lunch.
It was an adventure and now, fifth grade moms have done our duty and will no longer have to do Family Hot Dog day for the rest of the year. Next Family Hot Dog day will be done by Fourth grade, so all I'll have to do is show up and get my dawg. Whew!