On Fridays, Sunny and I volunteer in the lunchroom at Kjell and Broder’s school. It is a fun little adventure each week, and Sunny has become something of a celebrity. Kids in all grades come through the lunch-line and greet her. During each of the 3 lunch periods she has someone with whom to sit and visit.
But, it is not all fun and games, oh no, there is work to be done…
Sometimes Sunny helps wipe tables after the kids leave. Sometimes she makes the “Don’t forget to pick up your milk” announcement over the lunchroom PA system. Sometimes she helps the “lunch lady” collect the kids lunch tickets. Sometimes she helps hand out milk. It is all very exciting.
2 weeks ago, her role changed.
On the menu was baked cheese ziti, and the ever popular mushy peas.
One little 2nd grader was not pleased about the peas, perhaps the texture upset him, and before anything could be done a handful of the little green blobs were volleyed across the table where he sat.
Sunny marched right up to him, one little hand on her hip, the other extended, finger pointed straight at this boy’s face, and she says:
“Do we throw peas in here? I don’t THINK so!”