It seems these days everyone thinks they know how to parent better than parents; schools, CPS officials, police officers, internet commenters, you name it. One Missouri girl, Alia Pucket, pulled a fast one that’s as old as time. The 2nd grader appears to have swapped portions of her lunch for what she thought were more appetizing options. Back in the days before the nanny state took over parenting, it would have gone unnoticed and this one small rebellion by a grade schooler would have been forgotten.
Fox News Insider reports on the outrageous note her father received, as well as his epic response,
A substitute teacher identified as N. Krueger wrote, “Dr. and Mrs. Puckett, the cafeteria reported to me that Alia’s lunch today included four chocolate bars, a bag of marshmallows, Ritz crackers and a pickle. Please see that she packs a proper lunch tomorrow. Parent signature requested.”
Dr. Justin Puckett, who is double board certified in osteopathic family medicine and obesity medicine, posted the letter to his Facebook page and wrote back, “Request declined.”
The first line of the note home, “the cafeteria reported to me” feels like a line right out of George Orwell’s 1984. During the course of this latest Obama presidency, we’ve seen what happens when the state tries to step into making lunch choices for students. It ends in hungry kids and garbage cans full of wasted food. Much has been made of the student protests using the hashtag #ThanksMichelleObama where those subject to the First Lady’s food choices publicize the unappetizing meals they’re served in cafeterias around the country. Maybe, just maybe, families who pack their kids’ lunches can be left to choose what goes in them. A novel concept in Obama’s America.
Comment below! How would you respond if you received a note like this?