Today marks the first day of final exams. The girls only need to be in school when they have a test. Daughter #2 had her English final scheduled for 7:40 this morning. She and I left the house at 7:15 — she was a bit nervous. Due to traffic lights and morning congestion it takes at least fifteen minutes to get from our house to the school – this would leave her plenty of time to find the room and settle down.
No sooner do I drop her off and am on the way home than my cell phone rings. It is now about 7:35. Daughter #2 is telling me I need to go home and get her a tee shirt. She has not passed the school dress code.
Let me take this moment to say that I fully support the school dress code. I think that it is a good and right thing. However, Daughter #2 was more covered up today than she was yesterday. Yesterday’s sundress was much more revealing than today’s tank top. Here is a link to a similar tank top.
Anyway, back to the story — there is no time for me to get all the way home and back with a tee shirt for her without cutting into a large chunk of the testing time.
What was I wearing, you ask?
I had pretty much rolled out of bed an pulled on my MSWF tee shirt that Lizzy B sent. My ensemble was complete with leggings (not a good look for me btw), bed head and no bra! (why yes, Daughter #2 and I are a couple of floozies)
For a brief moment in time, I thought Well, she and I will just trade shirts. This is a strong indication of the alternate reality I inhabit where I actually think for the briefest of moments that her shirt would fit me.
What to do?
Luckily I keep an emergency rain poncho in the trunk. This is a gigantic, plastic affair.
Picture this if you will —- It is already eighty degrees outside. The humidity level is high. There I am, bra-less with wild hair, wrapped in duck yellow plastic sheeting, driving my electric blue little racing car home through the maddening crowd.
she better wear a turtle neck tomorrow.