Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy Halloween! Here's Your Orange.

It was my turn to bring the snack to Cayna's soccer game on Saturday. I had the noble idea to bring oranges instead of, say, chocolate Teddy Grahams, since Halloween was the next day and I figured all the kids would be getting enough sweets. I guess I also figured all the parents would personally thank me for saving their kids' teeth and casually praise me for my thoughtfulness. Didn't happen. And oranges are $1.29 a pound at my grocer, which comes out to be a tad more expensive than Teddy Grahams.

At distribution time, each kid got their orange. They only looked at me slightly funny. Not one parent patted me on the back or gave me a high five for sparing them a higher dental bill.

Bethanie's team finished playing and SHE received not one, but two BAGS of candy.

I was defeated. On the walk to the car, Kevin said I shoulda drawn jack o' lantern faces on the oranges. At least that would have been more festive, if I was going to deprive the little athletes of their candy.


Rachel said...

Oh my goodness, welcome to my world. I definately would have thanked you and thought, "what a thoughtful Mom, I should get to know her berrer." I am all the time spending more for something healthier when I am the only one who cares, and the kids (not mine) think I'm lame. And then to have Bethanie get TWO bags of candy. This is definately a page out of my book, and I never learn a lesson. I just can't get myself to do any differently. It would be like going against my core values, and I just can't do it. Not even to be the cool Mom.

Mr Lonely said...
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Rachel said...

I meant better, "I should get to know her better" (just in case you couldn't guess).

Andrea said...

d'oh!! faces would've been awesome! LOL

littlecbsmom said...

So, the faces would of been cute...BUT I am one that would of thanked you for sure!

I can't believe how many 6 pack of Oreos my boys have received after football practice and games. I would never let them eat that many cookies especially after they did something so athletic! Good call on the orange! Stand strong behind your decision!

Janelle said...

LOVE the orange!!! I am totally stealing your jack-o-lantern idea for next year.