Snapshot of my morning

Names have been changed to protect the — ….who am I kidding?!

—–Original Message—–
From: kcinnova
To: SuperDad
Subject: EB was required to wear a dress shirt, tie, and slacks today


After suffering through 2 arguments about dress clothes, EB ate
breakfast, put in the last derogatory word, and got out the door in time
to catch the bus. He even wore black shoes and socks! (I was NOT arguing
over the footwear — I told him that if his black shoes didn’t fit, go
ahead and wear his running shoes.)

His tie remains untied, but hopefully someone will help him out or at
least he will tie a knot in it haphazardly. I couldn’t do much about the
lint he’d already managed to get all over his [BRAND NEW] black pants.

(“Dress clothes are impractical,” said EB.)
(“Vacuum your room more often,” retorted the mother.)

He looked very nice, and I told him so! But sorry, no picture: that
would have created another argument. I’d like to know whose idea it was
to have the athletes dress up whenever they have a home meet.
His preferred choice of khaki pants and a short-sleeved button-down
plaid shirt would have pleased us both and saved us from the arguments.
(Bonus: the lint wouldn’t have shown so badly)


Note to self: buy the kid a L/S shirt and tie combo that works well with
khaki pants.

From: SuperDad
To: kcinnova
Re: EB was required to wear a dress shirt, tie, and slacks today

I love and support both of you kind, gentle, people.

Clearly, SuperDad has a firm grasp on irony. EB and I butt heads more often than bighorn rams. For an accurate picture, hit replay multiple times.

9 responses to “Snapshot of my morning

  1. Well, he may be delusional, but at least you are loved. πŸ˜‰

  2. Wow–that’s quite the dress up day. We just have to wear team polo shirts. Wise choice to not exacerbate the situation by asking for a photo. Been there, done that and it never turns out well!

  3. Okay what am I missing here. Was it you that made the requirement to wear this or the school? I guess I don’t get what the argument was all about except for dress clothes. Oh well…Maybe it’s just late here and I need to read this in the morning LOL πŸ™‚

  4. Those were the days! Even girls hated dress up days at school!

  5. I bet he looked spiffy though!

  6. ROFLMBO! I never got that rule either! The players are in UNIFORM by the time the other team sees them! WHO are they trying to impress??? These schools can’t find enough arguments to cause between parent and child! πŸ™‚

  7. Awww Okay I’m jamming now with this. πŸ™‚ WOOT!!! Damn school rules LOL πŸ™‚

  8. Oh Bless you, KC. I’m soooo glad my son and I never had to have arguments like that – his school never had dress-up days.
    You should have been there though, the morning he asked ME where HIS swimtrunks were… I think the ceiling in the vestibule became a shade or two darker.

  9. Snorting over SuperDad’s reply.