Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Two Quick Notes

According to Will, when someone whines in his kindergarten class, his teacher says, "Well, honey, put your big boy pants on and deal with it." That's my kind of woman.

Today was school picture day for both boys. I don't know why I even bother ordering the things; I know they'll end up at the bottom of a desk drawer. Both of my boys are nice-looking children, so why can't we get a decent school picture of them? In his four years at Our Fine School, Jack has always had his picture taken right after gym AND NOBODY HAS EVER TOLD HIM TO COMB HIS HAIR! Kindergarten through third grade, each and every picture features a sweaty-headed Jack with his hair willy-nilly.

I think his teachers think it's funny.

Today I laid out a nice shirt for Will, a red and white striped polo shirt, and when he came downstairs, I helped him adjust the collar so it was sitting just right, and then I shooed him off to school. It wasn't until he came home that I realized that the shirt was inside out.

The thought that someone could have told him to change it so it was inside-in didn't occur to me until dinner, that's how unlikely that possibility was.

I'm sure his hair was perfect.


Tracy said...

My SIL taught Year 4 until she had children. Her motto with her class..."suck it up princess". Yep....my kinda woman. Just get on with it and stop your whining. If only there were more of us in the world LOL.

Funny thing is, my SIL does NOT suck it up ~ very ironic really!

Tina ♥ said...

Lol, I remember once my ex-husband wore his sweater on back to front all day at work and no-one told him. The size label was flapping merrily on the back of his neck. How he didn't notice the fact that his aran jumper suddenly had no cables on it is beyond me!

love, Tina :)

Tina ♥ said...

It's me again...I've just been reading more of your blog...you are just so hilarious...I haven't laughed so much in ages...I've had such a rubbishy week and you have cheered me up bigtime...thanks!

My blog has not had much humour in it lately...visiting you has inspired me to lighten up!

love, Tina :)

Left-Handed Housewife said...

Tracy, Oh, I love "suck it up, princess"!. In fact, I should say that to myself when I start whining ...

Tina, Welcome! Thanks for coming by. I've read your blog and understand why your week was so "rubbishy." I'm glad what you've read has made you laugh, and I hope you have a much better week next week!

Oh, and I love the story about your ex-husband's sweater!

Victoria said...

I'm laughing! (about the inside out shirt)
Maybe the teachers do think these things are funny, I find the teachers to be inscrutible (I think that the right word, prob not right spelling) a lot of the time.

Angela said...

Oh I do hope the pictures are OK.I'm a Supply [Substitute] teacher here in the UK, and if I am working on 'photo' day,I try really hard to make sure the kids are clean and tidy for their pictures - but some kids end up scruffy WHATEVER we do!!
blessings- Angela x
One Sunday nobody told me I was wearing odd shoes to church till I got home afterwards.

Left-Handed Housewife said...

Victoria--I find my sons' teachers inscrutable, too. You've put your finger on the exact right word to describe them.

Angela--If only more teachers (even substitute/supply teachers) were like you. On the behalf of mothers of children with unruly hair everywhere, I thank you.

Also: when I went to pick up Jack from choir Thursday, I got out of the car and realized I had mismatched sandals on. Nobody seemed to notice.