Every month or two I deposit money into my kids' lunch account for them to draw from. When it starts to get low I get an email letting me know so that I can deposit more.
Today I got an email saying that SS's lunch account was getting low. I had just sent $120 to be divided among the three girls at the first of February. And I only received a notice for SS, when the girls' accounts should have been reduced equally.
So I logged into the lunch payment system and quickly learned that SS had decided that she needed ice cream every single day since the first of the year. I immediately called the cafeteria manager and had a block put on her account so she can't get ice cream any more.
Then I had to come up with a creative punishment. (Yes, she knows she is not supposed to add snacks to her lunch, we have been over this in the past.) So tonight I brought home ice cream for everyone her and said, "OK, any idea why everybody in the house is getting ice cream but you? Because you have been getting ice cream every day and the rest of us haven't."
She was a little miffed at me, but got over it pretty quickly.
I also informed her that she will be brownbagging it for the next 3 weeks until she pays off her $30 debt. I'm not sure how much of a punishment that is because the kids generally enjoy taking their lunch--but I'm hoping that after 3 weeks PB&J will be getting pretty old. And I won't be buying any fun stuff for her lunch.
Yeah, I'm totally the meanest mom in the world.