Today I got the pleasure of going to school and eating lunch with Zach. They had a parents luncheon for Thanksgiving where all the parents got to come have lunch with their kids. It was chaotic to say the least. Sitting at a table with 8 two-year-olds was an experience that I’ve never really had before. In between every bite I could shove in my mouth were requests for more juice or mac and cheese, which were the two most popular things at our table.
The food was actually quite good but the dessert table was the most impressive. I had a hard time choosing between the many cakes, pies, and cookies spread out. I ended up with samples of peach cobbler, apple pie, some kind of brownie/cookie concoction, and a pumpkin chocolate chip cookie.
I was also impressed with the table decorations, although I have to say that candles, tablecloths, and toddlers don’t really mix well. The kids had the candles blown out within a few minutes and the tablecloths barely managed to stay on the table.
The whole thing really was fun though. I loved seeing how excited Zach was when I showed up for lunch. Only a couple of other parents showed up for his class so they were all calling me “mom” for a while. The hard part came when I had to leave and go back to work. Zach wasn’t at all happy that I was leaving and didn’t want to let go. Eventually a teacher had to come peel him off of me so I could escape.
I’m really thankful that I have a boss that is so flexible and allowed me to take an extra hour at lunch so I could be with Zach. I really had a great time and I know Zach enjoyed me being there.