Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Pumpkin cookies

Rugby produced a note from his back pack this morning announcing that I was to provide cookies for 28 children the next day.  Then he skipped merrily off to school.

I hate his teacher a little today.

Today was not my day to go and hunt down 28 not-homemade-pumpkin-flavored-cookies-in-store-wrapping. Seriously, who even makes pumpkin flavored cookies?  Everyone knows that pumpkin shaped sugar cookies with frosting are way better than eating real pumpkin.

I had stuff to do and things to worry about.  I did not have time for 28 pumpkin cookies.

I made a respectable effort, going to several stores, like a good mother.

I knew I didn't have any more time to spare looking for these freakin' cookies. 

Stupid cookies!

As a last ditch effort, I stopped at a bread shop and purchased a few loaves of chocolate chip pumpkin bread.  I was hoping Rugs would forget what the teacher asked for and shove it in his bag.

No such luck.

My treat choice was deemed a disgrace.  His life was over!  I got to hear all the drama about how he was specifically asked to bring COOKIES not bread.  How was he going to face his teacher?  She was probably going to yell at him.

(....insert major drama here)

I came up with several reasonable explanations.

1.  They are pumpkin cookies shaped into a loaf.

2.  Pumpkin cookies have recently been banned in local grocery stores.

3.  My mother joined Occupy and won't buy that crap cause she is stickin' it to the man.

4.  The teacher sent the wrong note.

5.  Pumpkin cookies are nasty-- duh.

6.  If all else fails throw it on the back table in the classroom and play dumb.

I was pushing for either 1 or 6.  None of these reasons appealed to Rugs.  He is still taking the bread.  I'll be waiting for my phone call announcing world's end at school.

I've finally ruined him.  Ugh, sigh-- that didn't take too long.


Mandi@TidbitsfromtheTremaynes said...

So, you didn't sign up to bring cookies? You just got a notification? HELLO?

Beth @ Sand To Pearl said...

Great thing about home school? I don't have to do stuff like that. Though, my daughter goes to a few classes and last year the teacher "let" her bring a snack for her birthday. Yeah, it ended up costing about $15 to feed her class snack. Apparently the school has LOTS of crazy rules when it comes to food, so the only food that fit the criteria was in the health food section, which at our grocery store means I'm paying 2-3 times as much as in the rest of the store. AND it HAD to be store bought, we're not allowed to bring anything homemade.
Look on the bright side though, you've already ruined his life, you can only go up from here! (That's what I tell my daughter, and she gets all upset and rolls her eyes at me. Does it make me a bad parent that even the thought of it makes me laugh?)

Lindsey said...

WHOA! Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies are some of the BEST. THINGS. EVER! Super quick and easy to make and you probably would've saved a lot of time running from store to store. You probably already had everything you need except for the pumpkin. Give it a try. I DARE you! Let me know if you're interested in the yummiest recipe I've tried. :)

LINDSEY said...

Kids never appreciate all the work we do for them. Our only hope is that they will be over worked and under appreciated as adults....and then realize what great parents we were to run out at the last minute and get them pumpkin bread!!! (Parenthood has made me mean!)

Sparks Family said...

So I've been reading your blog for a while when I realized today I wasnt "following". Congrats lady you are up to 185. Thanks for sharing your witty insightful view of mother hood. You always make me smile.

kristen said...

You could have sent a note saying that you fully support First Lady Obama's effort to get all junk food out of school. Rugs would have loved that. It could have been worse, you could have sent pencils or some non-food item in.

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