School Lunch Superhero Day!


I’ll never forget the day my mom got a job as a lunch lady. It happened while I was in middle school, in my middle school. I was horrified. My first reaction was that the world was coming to an end, and my life would be over.

Dramatic? Yes. Fact? No. Having my mom as a lunch lady was amazing. Seeing her each day at school was actually nice, and I always got the biggest slice of pizza. Always.

When I was in high school my mom moved to the high school cafeteria. Having her in the high school was fantastic. She not only gave me large pieces of pizza, she also hooked up my friends.

If you know me at all, you probably know that I’m not the most organized person in the universe, and I don’t always do a great job of planning head.

When your mom is the lunch lady you are taken care of. Need $5 for McDonald’s before the big game? Your lunch lady mom will take care of you.

Forget to bring your homework? Lunch lady mom’s shift starts at 9, so she can bring it.

This list could go on and on, but it isn’t exactly making me look good, so I’ll stop at two examples.

My mom is now the lunch lady at the elementary where my two fourth grade brothers go to school. This year has been extra special because my kindergarten son is now the kid that my mom is giving the largest slice of pizza.

I love my lunch lady.

The following video is of my two brothers and my son interviewing my mom about being a lunch lady.

Mr. Schu’s students interviewed their lunch lady.


Jarrett’s on Nerdy Book Club today.



  1. I was going to ask how “Mrs. Sharp, the Lunch Lady” was related to you! You answered it in the first sentence :) I LOVE this story and that you, your brothers and son get to enjoy your mom that way :) Your son is absolutely adorable!

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