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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Excessive permissiveness: What do you let YOUR child wear to school?

This week at Angela's school is spirit week. Monday was "Pajama Day" and she was thrilled to death to wear her new High School Musical pj's. 

Tuesday was twin day, but she didn't think that concept was so funny.

Weds was "Wacky Hair Day", which she had a BLAST with. 

Today was "Hawaiian Day", so yesterday after school I took her to a Party City to find Hawaiian stuff to wear. 

She found flowered bracelets and hair clips, but was FASCINATED by the grass skirts. There were two types available, one grass, and the other strands of silk leaves. She chose the one made with silk leaves. 

This morning we put all the hawaiian garb in her bag, with instructions that she was only to put it on once she got to school. In the midst of packing, some of the strands of leaves fell off, which I set them on the table to throw away later.

Only the dogs go to them first, which I realized when there were silk leaves all over the living room. As I picked them up quick before the puppy ate any, I suddenly had a flash of recognition. These were not just any old leaf shape. No, these were way better. Do you recognize the shape?

So, what does one do with THIS information? I called her teacher, "Ummm Did Angela get to wear her hawaiian skirt today?" 

"Oh yeah, she has it on now. She's been hula dancing all day!"

"Well...umm...if she's lost any pieces, you might want to put them in a brown paper bag or something."

"Why? Do you need them back?"

" might want to go take a close look at the leaves."

She set the phone down, and seconds later I  heard hysterical laughter. 

So there ya have it folks. I sent my kid to school wearing a skirt made of marijuana leaves. First the bike, now this. I really AM the coolest mom in school!!!


Kathie Brinkman said...

So which kids will want to come over to hang out with Angela now? Let's hope the Principal doesn't think Angela is sending subliminal messages.

Courtney said...

OMG!!!!! I am DYING laughing!!!!!!

My name is Sarah said...

Mom here LOL - Sarah not quite getting the humor. Sarah loves the Hawaian outfit though.

rebecca said...

Ha ha hahahahahah best laugh I have had all day!!!! Thank you!

Michelle said...

HAHAHA - that's great! Thanks for sharing the laugh :)

Shelley said...

That is so funny!!!!
It should at least make you feel better that the teacher didn't notice either!

JennyH said...

That is SO funny!!

Matt Brinkman said...

They look like snowflakes from the top. 'Cepting they was green.

Kristen said...

It was spirit week for Ethan too...I will be posting about that soon. LOL!

datri said...

ROFL, too funny. Maybe you should send one to Michael Phelps.

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

ROFLOL Hilarious!!!! I am glad the staff had a sense of humor about it! As far as the idiot on the phone... he is obviously not a father!

Scarehaircare said...

Ohhh, I see what you mean. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Seriouly, this is going to make me grin all day. :)