I had been feeling guilty about it for weeks.
She is my daughter’s first grade teacher.
So this morning I when I was at the school I went into Claudia’s classroom and I was just as honest as possible. I said to her teacher “I am sorry I ousted you as the mayor of this place on Foursquare.”
She raised one eyebrow at me “That was you?”
Well, crap. If she didn’t know I was that Sarah B. I should have never said anything.
“Is this going to affect on Claudia’s grades?” I asked her.
“That reminds me…” she said “I’ve been meaning to talk to you.”
Now how me ousting her as the mayor of our elementary school could have possibly reminded her of anything I could not imagine. But somehow it reminded her that she had been meaning to tell me that my daughter wasn’t wearing any pants at school on Wednesday.
You see, Claudia likes to wear leggings everyday. She says jeans are too tight in the knees, so she has developed her own style where every single day she wears leggings and a tunic or a shirt, tights and a skirt.
On Wednesday she just wore tights and a shirt.
I will defend myself by saying it has been an extraordinarily busy week. My boss was staying with us, we had meetings every day, there have been holiday parties, the weather changed drastically and we just got back from a long vacation. Things are hectic. So on Wednesday morning I was so focused on telling my six year old that she needed to wear long sleeves when it was sixteen degrees even if she was wearing a coat to the bus stop, I’m not sure I had it in me to go for the difference between tights and leggings argument.
I am also not sure I noticed until after she got home from school.
Thankfully, my school didn’t send her home.
Or have her arrested.
I’m not sure my story has a moral, or even a resolution. I still don’t even know if it is cool to oust someone who can control which college my child attends from foursquare. What I do know is that my daughter did not wear pants to school one day this week and that she has a very good, very kind, low drama kind of teacher and for that I am grateful.