What about lunch?
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|Fri, 08-20-2010 - 3:02pm|
Today is the first day back to school here...yippee!! lol
At the beginning of last year, I sent a check to the lunchroom every week for the kids' lunch account, and told them how much they were allowed to spend. They were constantly going over the limit and I was getting emails that the account was overdrawn, and they also complained about the food (and my daughter was commonly spending $3.50 for a bagel and french fries for lunch), so I started buying things for them to make lunch and take it instead. They got bored with that, though, and I got tired of having to buy extra stuff each week at the store.
This year, I've decided to give them cash for lunch ($20/week each) because they can leave the school campus for lunch this year and there are some fast food places nearby. Or, they can use the money in the school lunchroom if they want. Of course they can take a sandwich if they prefer, but I'm not going to have the little bags of chips and stuff like that in the house anymore.
So I'm curious, what do your kids do for lunch, and how much do they spend?