and I am exhausted! Spring cleaning is hard work and I am just getting started. So much more work to be done inside and outside, a never ending task it seems. I am so tired today I am barely functioning. Somehow I have found the energy to make granola bars from scratch, eat lunch with my daughter at school (more about that below), wash the puked on comforter at the laundromat, and then come home to make whole wheat snickerdoodles,wash a load of dishes, and several more loads of laundry. I swear I just folded 5 baskets of clothes yesterday and now I have 5 more baskets, yuck!
I went to school and had lunch with Rory today. As part of my school food revolution fight I needed to see and experience the school lunch so I could have first hand knowledge of what is being served. Did you catch this past weeks segment where Jamie Oliver showed the kids how a chicken nugget is made? The chicken patty that was served today looked worse than that. I swear it was more floury goo than "chicken" anything. The menu was chicken patty on bun, french fries, shredded lettuce & pickle, fresh apple or cup of mandarin oranges, and chocolate milk. Thy offer white milk but of the 3 first grade classes I only saw 1 student who picked that option. Second ingredient on the chocolate milk was high fructose corn syrup. Yeah. The kicker? The food is served barely even lukewarm and the fries were stone cold. So not only they serving nasty processed foods but they are making it nearly inedible by serving it cold! My kids that are in school have been begging to eat breakfast at home & pack cold lunch, which up until now I have been saying no to. They are conditioned to eat that crap so while I saw my 7yo eat (and she went for her fruit first) her lunch, my 5yo, who is not conditioned to eating this crap, barely picked at her tray of yellow fried over processed "food", instead optiong to just have the milk and an apple.
I know I had more to say but I think my lunch is still sitting like a lump in my stomach making me more tired than usual. Looks like a short blog post from me today!