Friday, March 20, 2009

Advice for the Kids

I just finished reading the book "the last lecture". Yea , know what some of you are thinking. Lots of words. no pictures. How did i do it?
I read about 1 book a year, and although they usually have something to do with someone doing some amazing physical feat in real life (ie. beating cancer, having a testicle removed and then winning the tour de france several times, or running 262 miles without stopping) The Last Lecture was short, and an interesting concept. What would you say if you knew you were going to die in 3-6 months? Although he was full of himself, it was an interesting read. He mostly gave advice for his young children that wouldn't have a father growing up.
I got to thinking about what advice i would give my children.

For a while, our kids have eaten hot lunch at school some of the time, and cold lunch some of the time. Recently, we switched it so we send them with cold lunch every day but one. They get to choose from the menu what day it is that they want school lunch, but the rest of the time they get cold lunch from home. It is cheaper, but more importantly, it is healthier. I can't believe what they pass off as a meal at school now.

Nachos should not be considered Lunch!

When i was a kid, we used to get a full, healthy meal with green vegetables for school lunch. Now they get carnival food.
The kids make a menu with megan at the beginning of the week and she makes it for them every morning. They pick what fruits or vegetable they get, what kind of sandwich, What protein, what salty snack, and what kind of treat.
Since we were sending lunch from home, i started putting notes in their lunches with advice that will help them be better people.
As far as i know, i will not be dead in 3-6 months, so i don't have any deep meaningful insight into how they should live as they grow up. Really, i rarely have deep or meaningful thoughts anyway, but the advice i give them can help all of us be better people.

If you need advice for your kids, feel free to use these.
If you have any advice that i can give my kids, i would appreciate it.


Miss Amanda Jones said...

How about the old "You can pick your friends and you can pick your nose but you can't pick your friend's nose." I think that's very important.

Jacqui said...

Your drawings (you did draw them, right?) are sick and wrong and somehow hilarious. Jeff and I got a good laugh out of them.