If you can’t say something nice… shut up

Today was dress down day at Emilie’s school. I had no idea.

This afternoon when I went to collect her, another mom (noticing Emilie wearing her school uniform) said to me in the most incredulous holier-than-thou tone:

“Oh you forgot it was dress down day? What’s wrong, got something on your mind?”

I just looked at her. Something on my MIND? Hmm, let me see. I wanted to say:

“Listen b*tch, I’m juggling a million balls at the moment. Between spending endless hours in class, mothering two small girls, cooking, cleaning, grocery shopping, playdates, two bouts of flu, and just trying to keep my general sanity, I’m gonna drop a damn ball. Pardon me for not living up to your perception of parental perfection!”

Instead, I said in my sweetest voice:

“You forgot last time. Guess that makes us even.”


One thought on “If you can’t say something nice… shut up

  1. Oooooh snap! Excellent come-back babes! What a total B+tch the woman was.

    I bet she thought that was a completely appropriate thing to say. Now, I see why you don’t get on with those parents.

    I’m so sorry you have to be there dealing with this bull on your own. Screw her! She’s a huge, four letter word that rhymes with shunt.

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