Sunday, September 11, 2011

School Survival

After the best summer ever we all have headed back to school.  Everyone is doing great!  We all worked hard last week and are being extra lazy this weekend.  Every kid moved on this year as we are in odd years, Tommy in 5th grade, Austin in 3rd and Ashley has moved on to the big kid room in the daycare.  Tommy likes his teacher and Austin is happy to have his teacher he had in kindergarten again (Tommy was a bit sad to have to move on but he's cool and will do great).  Tommy has also told me he is enjoying Science (with me) so kudos to me.  Austin will crack me up telling me very seriously about DEAR time how they have to stop whatever they are doing and read.  Ashley lets everyone know that she is not a baby anymore, she's a big girl.  And that was ever apparent as I spotted her in the room using SCISSORS!!! And properly I should add.  My oh my!

1st day of school!
2nd day of school; it pained me to erase my snoopy and woodstock.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Conversation T-shirts ~ Love em or Hate em?

As far as the braggy ones go I hate them. No really, I LOATHE them! I'm happy I teach in a Catholic school and only have to see a few of them on our beloved jean days. And apparently there was enough bru-ha-ha about this shirt that JCP has pulled it from it's stores. I personally don't like the shirt but I'm kind of in the camp of "if I don't like it I don't buy it."  I can think of A LOT WORSE that people wear. 

Some shirts I despise more than others and they're mainly aimed to kids Tommy's generation. The sporty braggy shirts that might say "I'm so good even your Mom cheers for me," or "my better is better than your better."

I just don't like them!

Granted some are funny, back in the day I desperately wanted to find an "I'm with Stupid" t-shirt with the arrow pointing towards the person you're with. I never did get one and I think I don't want one anymore. So don't go getting any ideas!

My Grandma got me a sweatshirt when I was in high school that said "not only am I perfect but I'm a red head too." I thought it was pretty dorky but wore it to school one day and I think one person (a blonde) called me a beast and said "darn, I can't wear that." Thanks Grandma :)

Braggy bibs??? Ashley has two bibs she still uses. The one says "My Mom is Hotter than Your Mom!" and I laugh but I cringe because chances are, I'm not hotter than the new Mom who's only 24. I hate that bib. Her bib that says, "I'm the Princess we'll do things my way" absolutely adorable and truthful.  Her shirt that says "brothers 4 sale" with the writing all preschool, eh sad to say I find it cheesy and tacky.  Why did I buy it??

I think that I know what my issue is with these conversation pieces.

Are you trying to brag?? "It's not bragging if you can back it up." I take a little issue with Austin wearing a basketball shirt that says "I'm big time" when he obviously can't play basketball, heck I'd take issue with Tommy wearing that because we're not "big time ballers." 

Are you being vulgar trying to be funny??  I found a hilarious t-shirt online but it's too inappropriate to post on this PG blog. I might like your shirt if you're at the bar, I'll hate it and YOU if you wear it to Cedar Point which is filled with children.  The FCUK craze; DROVE ME BONKERS so glad that seems to have fizzled! 

Are you just trying to demonstrate who you are??  I have a few Math t-shirts that officially push my geekness into the stratosphere.  Do you <3 fishing?  Is Your Boss A Jewish Carpenter? I'm not opposed to these again if they're not bragging but gosh darn are they cheesy!

I did find this shirt today when doing research for my post and those of you who know me personally will find it absolutely hilarious.You can click on it to go to the site and buy it for me.  haha
I guess I have to chalk up another victory to free speech. I'm glad you can buy whatever nutty shirt you want and can usually wear it wherever you like. I do worry though when kids are wearing these shirts though that might not be so nice, untrue, or too mature for their youthful selves. But I think it's again something that should be left up to the parents. I can just see it now, warning labels on clothing. Must be 18 or accompanied by an adult to buy this shirt. My goodness what would I have done in 7th grade if I hadn't been able to buy my "Don't like my attitude? Dial 1-800-EAT-SHIT" key chain at Spencers. Yeah, I thought I was cool. Happy Holiday Weekend Everyone!