Ah, the ongoing saga of school lunches.
Yesterday, Danielle's teacher e-mailed to tell me that Danielle had gone to school for the second day in a row with no lunch and no money to buy lunch. Danielle had reported she was tired and dizzy. The teacher sought my input.
I replied with the obvious: Please remind Danielle that it is her responsibility to pack a lunch.
This morning, the teacher e-mailed me to say that she had already done that, several times, and that Danielle had given her the same answers (she had a lunch or she wasn't hungry) that she'd given us.
The teacher admitted she had loaned Danielle the money to buy lunch, but that she couldn't make a practice of it.
I didn't say this, but I thought to myself, Honey, you have just been had!
I told the teacher that I thought Danielle was simply trying to manipulate everyone (teacher/us) into buying her lunch at the school cafeteria. I explained that it's far less expensive for Danielle to make use of the food we have available here than to spend $5/day on school lunches.
There is no shortage of food here at the house. At almost 17 years old, we can't force Danielle to make use of the food that's available.
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