I was working Andrew’s 3rd grade Halloween party. Another one of my fav holidays! I just LOVE dressing up!
For this party I decided to dress up as a stereotypical Witch.I KNOW! You’d think I’d learn! But I don’t! I put on the green face, the wicked ugly nose, glued hair to some made up warts, ok a zit, let’s move on, the hat the whole 9 yards. The only thing missing was my little dog too! Ok and my broom. That wouldn’t happen today let me tell ya! I need grandkids now!
As I am signing in at the main office in all my regalia, a mother from the same class comes in and says “Oh I didn’t know we were suppose to dress up.” I then say “OMG! Were we suppose to?” LOL
I go to Andrew’s class and the teacher, who we were not fond of, hits me as soon as I get there about Andrew’s behavior. Seriously? Is this woman blind?? She was going on about that if I wasn’t working the Halloween party, Andrew wouldn’t be able to participate in the party due to his behavior. I don’t get it, we don’t have a problem with Andrew. He’s a good boy at home! What is the school’s problem with him? We’d find out a few years later!
As she is talking to me, not a scheduled conference to discuss my son’s behavior or there lack of, I’m there for a party mind you, I feel the green make up melting down my face! We are in freakin Florida after all! I am standing there yet again in a ridiculous outfit with hairy warts, I said let’s move on, long, ugly, rubber nose, having to defend my son’s honor. I was so tempted to start slowing falling down and yelling “I’m melting, I’m melting!”
It was then, as I was about to do that, that the social worker, that knew us very well, came out and saved the melting Witch! He told the teacher that this time was NOT appropriate, I was there to help with a party NOT discuss my son’s behavior! This is why parents don’t want to come in and volunteer for class activities is because of this very thing! You go Social Worker Dude! YAY! So I got to go in and enjoy my son and the Halloween party I came to work!
Just another day as Andrew’s Mother.