Grandma's Lunches

I had to giggle this morning as I made the girls’ lunches for school.  They told me all the things that their grandma did “wrong”.  (They do this with everyone…obviously they know that only I do everything the right way!)

KT was exasperated as she told me how Grandma made them  sandwiches, cut them in half and then put them in a baggie…only each half sandwich got it’s own little bag.  One day, KT marveled, she got three half sandwiches.   My child assumed that her grandma was either nuts or thought she would be extra hungry that day.   I’m pretty sure that it was because the other child only got one half of a sandwich.  (not that I’ve ever done anything like that!)

One thing that I’ve failed at was teaching them the proper was to cut up a cantaloupe.  Grandma taught them that the trick is to peel it first.   Now, I grew up with this woman and have never heard of such a thing.  I could just imagine trying to peel a slippery melon to get all the skin off.   I had get more details about this “trick”.  I asked if she used a potato peeler to get the skin off.  That simple question earned me a look of contempt.  I was told that she used a knife.  (Hmmm, big knife, slippery round fruit…it’s not looking pretty in my mind’s eye).  

I can’t wait to see what other entertaining nuggets I will hear about the days  they spent together….

I’ll finish up with tales from our trip (mostly because I’ll forget them if I don’t write them down!) soon.  I also plan on coming around to my favorite blogs in the next day or so…I seem to have gotten pretty behind.  🙂

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11 Responses to Grandma's Lunches

  1. Lynne says:

    I love you “mother” stories. Hahahaha!

  2. Mojokat says:

    “Peel” the cantaloupe first???? Being the clutz that I am…I can’t even imagine holding a slippery melon with a sharp knife…nope nope nope! Slicing it first works MUCH safer for me! hahaha!

    Gotta love Mom’s, though…they’re the best!

  3. Patsy Ann says:

    Dumb! Every mother of my generation knows that first you cut the melon in half – long ways- then lay the cut side down, then use a – yes – sharp knife – slice the skin off – then and only then cut the dang melen into bite size pieces – all of it – then place it in either a large baggie or a plastic/glass container – it will be eaten before you get the frig door shut! mom Oh go ahead and ask me to BABY SIT THOSE WHINY GIRLS AGAIN!!!!!

  4. photowannabe says:

    You made me giggle with this story. I am one of those Grandmas too. It seems I think I have the routine and food figured out correctly and poof…wrong…they don’t like it that way any more. All that aside, they are fabulouse grandkids and I wouldn’t change that for anything.

  5. Jay says:

    I’ve never seen anyone peel a cantaloupe.

    So DID the other kid only get 1/2 a sandwich? Or did she give them both a bonus?

  6. J-Funk says:

    I need to take classes in how to properly prepare various fruit. I mostly eat berries because they are obvious (wash, eat) but I think I’m missing out on a whole world of wonder.

    Can’t wait to hear about your big trip!

  7. mrs darling says:

    Just had to let you know that I can so relate! Lol! Great post.

  8. Cazzie says:

    Nope, don’t peel it, just grab it and eat it!
    I love it when our kids think we are right 🙂

  9. Trying to peel a melon? It will fall down and rolling on the floor like a ball ;p

  10. Kell says:

    I loved reading about your trip. It sounds wonderful, especially the hotel with a balcony overlooking the river. *Sigh*

    I don’t think there is an easy way to cut up a cantaloupe, that’s why I just eat it with a spoon, like a bowl.

  11. Gracey says:

    Don’t worry, I’m just as behind…I’m finally catching up to y’all after several weeks I think!