Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Inappropriate Gestures During School Functions are Fun to Watch!

We had a school music concert to attend tonight. For some reason every single time we have to attend a school event the hubby and I end up arguing. For my part, I think I am intent on avoiding any and all eye contact with the hubby once in the building, because I know what he is most likely thinking, and it’s not either politically correct or appropriate.  I think he get offended, but I just can't engage - it will only lead to trouble!   Plus, he has no ability to whisper, so if I avoid looking at him he will not make “Did you see THAT one” faces, make me crack up when I shouldn’t or say too loudly "WOW she got big!".

Tonight’s argument started when I couldn’t get my shoes off fast enough in the doorway because I was having a coughing fit. I was ready to get mey shoe off alright and shove it…… (never mind!)

Tonight’s event made it difficult not looking at the hubby. There were a group of boys who clearly did not want to be on the stage singing songs. They all took a stance on not dressing up, and had parent hating haircuts or lack thereof. One boy in particular was making rifle cocking gestures the entire time as well as a unique I’m too cool for my hair swoosh move. You could tell he was the ring leader among the boys and they were intently watching him in awe. As was I.

The fact that he was brave enough to continue to do this on the stage for every parent and teacher to see said something. The principal who is way to uptight as it is, was about to blow a gasket. I would never make it as a teacher because this boy was trouble with a capital T, but he was so much fun to watch. 

I would love to be a fly on the wall in his house tonight. Unfortunately, he most likely he is not getting enough attention at home and this was his way of grabbing some.

Normally school functions give me a lump in my throat. Something about those kids makes me want to shed a tear. But tonight’s event just made me want to laugh. Mostly because of the pure relief that none of those boys were mine.


Doria said...

haha.. I do the same, "OMG did you just see that one" lol.. Love the post!

The Reckmonster said...

I am frightened...this may well be MY son, the hooligan, in a few years. I need to get on an episode of "Intervention" NOW!!! lol

Kate said...

Oh, my gosh...that would be hilarious. And that kid would probably be in my class. Sigh. Or be my youngest, who hasn't quite perfected the art of adult-pleasing like his brothers (can, if they choose to) do.

Kate said...

P.S. Perfect image to go with your post!

Cheeseboy said...

I kinda wish you had video of this. Wow. As a teacher, I would have gone up there and pulled his a$$ off the stage.