Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Uh oh..

Friday is Field Day at my school. (for those of you not in the know... it's like a bunch of games played outside and the kids think it's really fun for the first 10 minutes, then it's just a pain in my behind.. but whatev.)

At my school, the teachers tend to eat the "picnic" lunch with their kids outside on a blanket-- it's an event, apparently. Well, on the menu is burgers or hot dogs. No biggie, huh? Wellllllll.. it is if you're a vegetarian. My kids don't know. It's never come up before. I know it's not that big of a deal, but I also know that I have a pretty big influence on these kids.

I just don't know how to handle it. I refuse to eat the meat, obviously, but I also don't want to deal with having to explain why I won't eat the hot dogs or hamburgers and having a classroom full of vegetarians who refuse to eat school lunch for the rest of the year and a bunch of angry parents who want to beat me because their kids won't eat anything because they want to be just like their cool teacher who doesn't eat meat. (That was a really long sentence, sorry..)

I guess I'll just eat a PB&J sandwich and say I didn't know I was supposed to eat a hot dog.


Mrs. Ruby said...

Such a funny predicament. I say just stick to the PB&J...and just enjoy your lunch!!! :)

Kelly said...

We have field day on Friday too. Last year I had an allergic reaction to my sunscreen and couldn't open my eyes the entire afternoon. It was a blast...

LuLu said...

Stick with the PBJ...I'm not a vegetarian and I'm still a little leary of the hamburgers and hot dogs from the school:) Our field day is tomorrow too...and we're having hamburgers too...I'll be thinking about you...maybe I should pack a PBJ too!

amy said...

I agree w/ the PB&J. You forgot about the picnic, packed it, and don't want to waste it, right? ;)

Hope it went well!

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