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"Murphy was an optimist!"

From the mouths of babes August 25, 2009 8:13 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Family, From the mouths of babes, Of Being Dad, Sarah
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Why fathers should skip their daughter’s teen years.

Me: "How are you doing on lunch money?"
Sarah, 16 years old, looks at me like I just asked the craziest question ever: "I dunno."
Me: "You don’t know how much money is in your account?"
Sarah: "Well no. There should be a few days."
Me: "Today, when you buy lunch, could you check on your balance please?"
Sarah, looking very put out: "I guess."

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1. Morgan - August 25, 2009

Maybe she doensn’t eat in front of classmates either (in addition to boys)!

2. Morgan - August 25, 2009

Also, I saw this website on HVA’s website. I assume it goes for all of Knox Co Schools. You can check their balance and make payments with a 1.95 fee. Then you can check if they have lunch money and cut out the middle man…er, middle teenage girl…


3. Doug McCaughan - August 25, 2009

We love paypams! I actually use it to check the balances but I try to put the onus on the teenagers to keep up with their own accounts. And you are correct, Sarah often eats like a bird at school. She also packs lunches on days she doesn’t like the menu.