Thursday, May 15, 2014

What to wear when your kid gets in trouble

   Being the self proclaimed fashionista that I am I feel that I am pretty good at choosing just the right attire for any occasion. If I’m ever unsure of what to wear I at least have fun going over my options. Well dammit I don’t know what to wear and I’m not having any fun deciding.  

   My daughter is 12 going on 21 in middle school and even thou she brings home all A’s and B’s apparently she cannot keep her mouth shut in class. So now I’ve got the task of going before all of her teachers to discuss the situation.

   First off I already feel like I’ll be scrutinized by each and every one of them. Even thou I know that's not the case but I still feel like they would be questioning what kind of mother I am that can’t get her daughter to behave at school. That’s fine I understand my role as a parent my gripe isn’t with them, after all they are taking time from their busy morning to show they care about my kid. My issue is with the child but that’s a whole different post for another time.

   But what exactly does a mom wear when going before a group of teachers who’ve got beef with my kid? My daughter is good and this is the first time I’ve had to deal with this.

   If I go dressed as I normally do when I leave the house in skinny jeans, cute shirt and face full of makeup they may think, “Oh I see, she’s one of those moms too busy to pay attention to her daughter. The kid is clearly crying out for attention, poor girl.”

   My other option is to go up there in my usual cut off shorts, t-shirt, flip flops and covered in spit up, then I’ll just look like the exhausted mom of 7 that I really am.

So what’s a mom to do?
A) Come off as the conceited fashion designer/blogger/makeup addicted, SAHM of 7 that dresses up every chance she gets so she can feel like she’s still got it whatever the hell it is. Or…
     B) Walk in there sans makeup, bags under my eyes, wearing something from the day before spit up stains and all. Hoping they’ll take pity on me and realize I’m tired as hell “poor mom.”

   Well I decided on neither. I figure if I’m going in front of a jury I should look like I’m going to court. I’ll wear something conservative with the make up to match so they can take me seriously as I explain to them “My daughter isn’t really an asshole she just plays one at school.” I’m not going to sell out completely thou, I am quite sure that whatever I wear it will have spit up on it. There’s just no way around that.

   Man this would be so much easier if it was my 4th grader in trouble. Her teacher dresses like she’s got a hot date every day or at the very least is late for the club. Which again is a post for another day.


  1. Show up naked, then that will just end the conversation and they won't call you in again :) Ok, probably not. I have a 12 year old and I get your situation. Your plan sounds good. Courtly mama, will work just fine.

    1. LOL I don't know what happens when these kids turn 12. It's like they want to think for themselves and are getting it all wrong.