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The School Lunch.

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. 


  1. I hope he is eating more than apples!

    1. That's his plan! Lookit all the money I'm saving!

  2. He is enterprising, he will get on on this world.

    1. Awww. I sure hope so. He doesn't seem to have any plans to leave the house. Ever.

  3. That's a lot of apples! If you'd known he had a book bag full, you could have made a pie or two.

    1. Well, he has some books in there, too... but yes, you could probably make a couple pies with what that kid snarfs.


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