It’s Not All Mary Poppins

Think maybe I have Other Stuff on my mind?

Every child was dropped off by a dad this morning. Usually there’s a mix of parenting genders.

I greet the child, I exchange a few pleasantries with the adult, we grin at the enthusiasm of the children who are gathered around to greet their incoming buddy. The shoes are removed, the slippers donned, the parent waves and heads on his way.

Only after all this has happened, FIVE TIMES, do I realize my shirt is on inside-out.

So glad it was the dads. πŸ™‚

May 18, 2007 - Posted by | daycare, Mischief, parents, random and odd


  1. Its supposed to be good luck if you dont change it, keep it that way all day!

    I found the prozac thing after looking on wikipedia to find out what was the most read blog in the world and it was the site ‘Boing, Boing’, it was on there!

    Comment by jenny uk | May 18, 2007 | Reply

  2. Once, many years ago, when I was in the Peace Corps, I taught all day in a dress that was on inside out without noticing. And I didn’t have the excuse of an upcoming wedding.

    Enjoy and congratulations. And thanks for taking the time to continue to post and keep us updated, in the midst of it all.

    Comment by addofio | May 18, 2007 | Reply

  3. LOL! I was afraid it was unbuttoned or something, when you mentioned that all the dads came by! πŸ˜‰

    Comment by LoryKC | May 18, 2007 | Reply

  4. Funny stuff! I’m sure the Dad’s didn’t even notice. You know men’s perception isn’t the same as a woman’s.

    One day this week, after we had been home for about an hour, I noticed that my little one’s pants were on backwards. He was crawling away and I could still see the button and zipper.

    Comment by ~Sheryl | May 18, 2007 | Reply

  5. *lol* Like Sheryl, I wondered if any of the dads even noticed!

    Comment by Kat | May 18, 2007 | Reply

  6. Good thing it was the dads! Dads NEVER notice that kind of thing. (I think my hubby has even PUT my daughter’s clothes on her backwards before, and didn’t notice.)

    Comment by BookMama | May 18, 2007 | Reply

  7. Jenny: Too late! I switched as soon as I noticed. Right there in the front hall. Good thing none of the dads came back suddenly!

    Addofio: A dress, for a whole day? Wow. I’m picturing some sarong-y wraparound. It would be easily done in something like that. Otherwise, perhaps you’re just such a high-minded altruist type that you don’t concern yourself with such material concerns?

    Lory: Nope, I’ve never done that. (I think.) I was just grateful it was fashion-oblivious males…

    Sheryl: You know, pants on backwards is way harder to do than shirt, most of the time. That’s one talented other parent you have there!

    Kat: Oh, I’m quite sure they didn’t. That’s why I was grateful it was the men. Now, if I’d forgotten to button it, like Lory was wondering, I’m sure not a one of them would have missed it!

    BookMama: Heck, I’ve had one dad come to the door with HIS shirt on inside-out. I asked if he was heading to work or home (he worked from home, mostly). When he said home, I just let it be… heeheehee…

    I have also informed a few mothers that their skirts were entirely, absolutely see-through when they stood in front of the light. Sometimes they don’t care; sometimes they are weak with relief to know!

    Comment by MaryP | May 18, 2007 | Reply

  8. Good guess–it was a dress that one put on over one’shead and tied front and back, a bit like a wrap-aroud skirt. It was an African cotton print, which aren’t that different on the two sides, so the biggest clue was the seams. I don’t know if the kids noticed or not–if they did, they were much too respectful to embarrass me by saying anything. I didn’t realize until one of the other teachers came up to me, took ahold of a seam, and asked “What’s this?” with a gleam in her eye.

    My only excuse–we started teaching at 7:00 am, to beat the heat. I would get up about 6:30, have my tea. make a few quick ablutions, throw on my clothes, run a comb through my hair, grab my stuff, and head to the classroom. I’m not a morning person, absolutely worthless until I’ve had my tea, so I can only blame it on morning fog.

    Comment by addofio | May 18, 2007 | Reply

  9. Hey! Are you married yet? πŸ™‚

    Comment by candace | May 20, 2007 | Reply

  10. Good luck tomorrow… and showers of happiness for the years to come. Been thinking of you today.

    Comment by mo-wo | May 20, 2007 | Reply

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