The Pecan Street Preschool Mafia strikes again. I was, yet again, not let in on the latest school event. I was totally stoked to have a prime spot in the pick-up line today. I should have KNOWN something was up. As my little Twinkies walked up to the car, I thought it
scary as hell a little odd that their teacher was dressed up like a clown. "Ummm, what a lovely outfit Ms. Debra has on today, isn't it girls?!" She gives me a half smile and loads my little people into the car.
Twin A has this look on her face that is just gut wrenching. She looks like I have just run over her cat. "Hey Mr. Grumpy Gills, what's wrong?" She doesn't reply. Alrighty, I'll just skip over this little incident in the making. "What did y'all do at school today?" I inquire.
"You didn't come to the circus. ALL of the other Mommies came. But not you."
First of all, I heard NO mention of any circus event at the school. When I dropped them off this morning they certainly didn't ask if I would be attending.
"We had circus day today and all the Mommies came. Why didn't YOU come?" She was almost about to break into tears at this point. Then she hit me with the kick to the gut.
"K's Mamma came. She let us stand by her. K's Mamma came and you didn't." Motherf..."K's Mamma" is none other than Alpha Beauty Queen Mom. GREEEAAT.
Is this woman now trying to turn my babies against me now? Gah! Like TODAY I needed that.
How do you apologize to a 3 yr old and make her understand that I did not intentionally skip their "big" day. I tried to tell her that Mommy had to work, blah, blah, blah. She wasn't biting. Thank GOD there was a bag of cotton candy tied to her school bag. As I pulled her out of the car at the babysitter's house I told her that she could eat all of the cotton candy she could stand, then made the "I don't know where she got that stuff from" shoulder shrug to the babysitter. Sweet. Redemption, in the form of sticky goodness.
This is only partially related to the story I just told, but here goes. Alpha Beauty Queen Mom has pictures of MY KIDS on her iPhone yeah, even her phone choice is better than mine. I kinda feel like the kid with the Payless tennis shoes while she has the Air Jordans....CRAP! I'm WEARING Payless shoes right now!!! How do I know this you ask? She ran into The Dude out somewhere and got all giggly talking to him about the twins and showing off the pictures she had snapped of them. Gag.