Elf buys lunch at school about once a week. At nearly $3 a lunch, I can't afford for my children to eat in the cafeteria every day. I noticed he didn't pack a lunch for tomorrow and asked if anything good were being served at school.
"No," he tells me. "But I already have a lunch."
No, he doesn't, so far as I can see. He presumably ate the lunch he packed for today, and he isn't making a lunch for tomorrow... so...?
"Oh! Well." Here he stopped and put his hands together in the "I have a long explanation to go through" position. "They have this thing where you have to pay extra not to buy any fruit with lunch? But no one eats it. So everyone gives me their fruit. And my backpack is full. So I don't need lunch tomorrow."
Yeah. The kid is eating everyone else's apples, and has about three pounds of apples in his bookbag. Hope they have a generous bathroom break policy.