Junior High Revisited
FLASHBACK! I’m in the classroom and even though I try to make polite conversation, no one is talking to me. Then I sit at an empty table in the cafeteria, and no one joins me.
Except this wasn’t a flashback, this happened last night at Parents’ Night at my oldest daughter’s school.
Maybe it’s because my hair and nails are natural, or perhaps because I didn’t carry a Coach bag. Or maybe they sensed that my shirt was so last season and I bought it for under $10 at the Gap Outlet.
Whatever the case, the only person that was speaking to me until I saw someone I knew (after the entire presentation was over) was a dad. He even joined me at the table I was at — and those of you who know me, you just know how comfortable I was with that.
Bleah. Not only was I dismissed by the cool kids, there were groups in the back of the auditorium who wouldn’t shut up during the presentation. Yes, I realize I’m a big nerd, but I’m pretty sure I wasn’t the only person in attendance who actually wanted to hear more about the VPK program and what their child will be doing this school year. Those in charge did an excellent job of ignoring the riffraff, though.
It’s not always the men who don’t grow up I guess!