This afternoon I was getting some work done on the computer and Aubrey said, “Mommy I got to be the line leader at school today because I was the ONLY one wearing orange underwear!”
My heart skipped a beat.
Just yesterday I got a letter from her school telling me they were going to be giving free H1N1 vaccines at school and “parents are strongly discouraged from attending.” Now I understand that they don’t want all the parents hanging out at school all day waiting for some poor DHEC employee to give their kid a shot, BUT the letter also said, “We will not be forcing the shot on any of the children.”
So lemme get this straight. You will give my child a shot, at school, without me there to hold her hand and coax her into being still…but if my FIVE YEAR OLD says, “Pass.” You WON’T give it to her? THIS sounds like a great plan, I can only imagine all the children who will be lining up and begging to get a shot without their mommies there.
So with this hare-brained scheme in mind, I was a little worried when Aubrey said they chose the line leader based on underwear color.
“What do you mean?” I asked her.
“SHE AXED WHO HAD ORANGE UNDERWEAR AND I WON!”
“Who asked Aubrey? Who?”
“I don’t know! Some girl on the playground!”
Oh. My. Lanta.
“Aubrey, did you show her your underwear?”
I’m starting to see why so many people home school.