I'd like to officially apologize to anyone sitting near me tonight at Back to School Night for what was likely an unpleasantly odoriferous experience. This morning when I was getting ready for work today, I did not have in mind the entire rest of my day. I did remember that I was going to teach PE then go straight into working After Care. That's about 5 hours straight being outside. I did remember that Sarah Frances had soccer practice and needed to pack her clothes and cleats. And I was thankful we could eat as a family tonight between AC and soccer, although not at home.
What I did not remember was that I had Back to School night. It didn't even click in my brain when I passed one of our male teachers wearing a tie. Or when I took note of all the female teachers' pretty dresses today.
Once I remembered, I was glad I didn't need to be there tonight as a PE teacher, just as a parent of 4 kids at the school. I planned on sitting down in the back, maybe even alone, inconspicuous-like with my own stinky self.
But then when they did teacher introductions, I was included. So I stood up. And THEN our Head of School said all specials teachers would be in a particular room to talk, which included the PE teacher.
Well, I was already there solo to hear about 4 kids' classes in 2 periods of time. I certainly didn't have time to be a teacher. So I bailed.
I mean, people worry about what to wear to this thing. It's only parents and really is a unique chance for the school community to be together. Now, I'm NOT going to worry about what I'm going to wear, but I could at the least not STINK.
So I'm sorry for smelling bad and for still being in my PE work clothes on a night when all the other teachers were dressed up all nice-like... I'm doing my best, stanky self and all.