Caitlin has been an official first grader for nearly a month now. She loves recess and eating lunch at school. Yesterday she came home with a stamp on her hand from the lunch workers indicating she was out of lunch money. Of course, I forgot to send a check today. But, in my defense I had to leave the house at 8:30 to get Carter to P.T. and it isn't easy getting him anywhere quickly! Anyway, when I picked Caitlin up this afternoon I realized that I hadn't sent her with lunch money...
Me: "Oh, shoot! I forgot to give you a check, did you get another stamp?"
Caitlin: "Yeah. I told the lunch worker we were low on money."
Me: "You, what???"
Caitlin: "Told her we were low on money, and she asked if it was because of the surgery and I said yes."
Me: "We aren't that low on money, we can still afford to eat!!!"
I made a split second decision to quit talking about the strain of the hospital bills when my children could over hear. Maybe I've been stressing my children out. Great, another bad Mom decision. Hate that.
Once I got over the initial shock I called Jason and we had a good laugh. Still, I think we are going to be more careful about what we discuss when the children are in ear shot. But, hey, it could have been worse, right?