Well, I doubt I’ll be nominated for Mother of the Year by my 9 year old. She got off the bus this afternoon and said that she had to miss an assembly because, “Some kids were goofing off and I got blamed!” The indignity, or lack thereof, had me suspicious of her explanation.
Sure enough, while dishing up after school snacks the phone rang. It was the culprit’s teacher. It turns out that there was a substitute music teacher today. And when A2’s class left their regular classroom and went to music class several students, including A2, proceeded to play tag, be loud and otherwise disruptive. I apologized profusely to A2’s classroom teacher and completely endorsed the decision made by her and the principal to have the offenders miss the planned activity. She was calling the parents of the children who had missed the assembly to explain why they’d missed it. I believe she either expected me to be upset at her or that another parent had been unhappy about the punishment because she sounded genuinely surprised by my support.
In addition, I made my middle child hand write an apology letter to the substitute. So there you have it. Once again, I’ve been proclaimed the Meanest Mother on Earth. After all, none of the other kids had to write letters and she was “mostly innocent.”
Oye! This girl can sure cop an attitude and I feel sorry for her teacher. Maybe I should do something really, really nice to compensate for the extra gray hairs A2 has caused this school year. Perhaps a gift certificate for therapy or alcohol? Okay, so those are probably not good ideas in our hyper-correct society. Maybe I’ll just knit her something. Something squishy that she can squeeze in frustration when necessary.
I’ve worked a little on the second Forest Canopy Shawl. This version is in Mama-E’s Cinnebar colorway.
I’ve also found another pattern that I want to try out over at Drops. Hope you’re all having a terrific Tuesday.
Meanest Mom on Earth indeed! Maybe I’ll make a sash like the pageant winners wear. Oh, oh and I want a crown too!