Thursday, April 4, 2013

In the category of things that can get me in trouble...

Wanna hear a fun story? Wanna? Wanna?

Soooo a few years ago the parents in charge of Prom decided they really didn't want any school personnel there. The school put the kabosh on that, but there are only 5 teacher chaperones, the two stuco sponsors, yours truly, and two male teachers that have done it for years. We enjoy getting dressed up, seeing the kids and taking tons of pictures with soon to be graduates. It's a good time all around.

Fun stuff: they usually had celebrity look alikes..a Elvis...whatever there to greet the kids and take photos with them etc.

They change the theme each year and probably try to outdo each other. One of my favorites was the year they had goldfish at all of the tables. I was horrified they had no plans for the end of the evening and said goldfish. Back then, the Biology teacher and I were friends, and she worked prom too, so we set about saving the goldfish. We took them all up to school and dumped them in the tanks there. It was a merry good time.

This year, the prom committee in its infinite wisdom decided to change things. This year's theme... cruising the night away. That's fine and all. But they told us that they wanted us to wear the prom shirt and white pants or Khakis. Let me be clear. I don't own Khakis. They don't look good on me, and I don't carry the butch look very well. I mean that as no slander to anyone except myself. In addition, I do own ONE pair one white pants. They are very nice, and loose enough with spanx, but I am quite careful about what I wear them with and what I will be doing. Let's be honest, white on an ass of this size, Just. Ain't. Pretty. AND they said comfortable shoes. Are you kidding me??? It's prom. I will not be in comfortable shoes. I will be in heels and I will look gggggoooooodddddd.

What ever bulemic insane mother came up with this idea is just mean spirited. I guarantee she didn't come up with something she didn't think SHE would look good wearing.

In addition, at one point we were told that since they decided not to hire the "characters" they thought it would be nice if WE helped carry out the theme." I'm sorry what? If they think they can stink me in a Minnie Mouse costume next year as part of their freaking theme they are NUTS.

So, the stuco sponsor sent us an email...
 I told some of you I would ask about the attire…here is the response below. (Admin is not dressing up because they do not want to be casual if we happen to be on TV for an unfortunate event). “Am sick about the teachers- We feel it is the kids' prom, not ours to dress up for & definitely felt we looked more 'official' if we were in white shirts all as a group. tell them to wear what they want. I give up. the 53 parents will be wearing white. We are all sick that the principal can't be the Captain of the Ship- think kids would have really liked , remembered that.Of course, i defer to what he feels is best. thanks for the heads up”

Last  night, I rested my head upon my pillow...and fretted. The shirt is white. There is a fair amount of extra at the bottom. Now that means I'm either tucking in the white shirt to the white pants for a spectacular middle age ugly look OR leaving it hanging out.  You want to see kids be upset. Talk to the kids that will be scarred from seeing me in all white looking like the Michelan Man's not so little sister. Horrific People. You can't erase that image once it's been seen!!

Then. It came to me. They want me to look like Julie the freaking cruise director. They got it. So, today, I made an ID for myself...
 I'll wear the white pants. But I've got the cutest little navy jacket that I'll match with my uber cute new red pumps and my ID. 

Side note, I made a badge for my buddy that says, Gopher, your yeoman purser. BAM I'll give you freaking cruise personnel.

Cause that's how I roll baby.

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