Monday, December 22, 2008

True Colors

People I know in real life sometimes read this blog. That's got to censor me in some way, right? [Clearly, the fact that my mom reads it doesn't censor me much, as I still freely use the word "pissed," which I know drives her batty.] [Sorry, Mom!]

I don't mean hindering me in the free use of words, though, I mean in the telling itself.


Can I talk about rigging one of the bingo games in kindergarten so Youngest won? I mean, come on, the worst kid in the history of worst kids was about to win. I'm the one who made two sets of 25 Christmas-themed bingo cards. I'm the one who paid for the M&M markers. I'm the one who bought the pack of glitter pencils for everyone. I'm the one who bought the two grand prizes. I'm the one who gave away 20 Kung Fu Panda CD activity sets. I'm the one whose husband did the bingo calling.


No, I can't talk about that because what if someone who knows me outs me?


Can I talk about the rude mother of a rude third grade girl who decided to have a huge birthday bash and invite 8 of her 10 fellow Brownie troop members, plus many other classmates? Ostensibly, the two outcast Brownies are the girl's friends. They have play dates. She has been to their birthday parties. But for two years in a row, she has kept those two out of her birthday bashes. Does it make the actions worse to know that the departure for the parties was right after a Brownie meeting or at the end of the school day, in plain view of the uninvited losers?


No, I can't mention that without also mentioning that one of the mothers completely lost her shit all over the birthday girl's mother about it. Or without mentioning that it doesn't surprise me one bit because the birthday girl's mother exudes exclusionary airs and has since my first encounters with her in her PTA role.

Yeah, can't really talk about that, eh?

Oh, really?

13 comments:

Mrs. Schmitty said...

You are my new superhero. Will you have my baby?

Kelly O said...

Wow, not inviting the whole group: TOTALLY UNCOOL. What a jackass.

Tara R. said...

Kids learn to be mean from their exclusionary parents. That is so wrong on so many levels.

The bingo thing I think you're cool on... I won't tell any one.

gel said...

ah, the perils of flesh and blood folks knowing you're (said in a hushed voice while eyes dart around first scouting out the area) a blogger! Enjoyed.

Anne said...

You are a braver mom than I. I have to get over my fear of offending someone who might read my blog. It would be a relief to vent about some of the offensive things that parents (or their offspring) do.

Petunia Face said...

There are things I will never write until my parents are gone. *ppt pppt ppt* (that was me spitting so as nhot to jinx anything because I really like my parents...)
And I say shit and fuck and reference my boobs on my blog so you can only imagine the skeletons that will fly the eff out of my closet once they pass.
*again with the ppt pttt ppptt*

This Eclectic Life said...

Umm.. I think you should talk about it and use their real names so that when they Google themselves they know how crappy they are.

The bingo thing...do you want to adopt a Grandma?

D... said...

That girl and her mom are working my nerves. Tacky, tacky, tacky. Hmmph.

Marcy said...

Hee hee -- they say that karma is a bitch -- I hope that karma decides to visit those mothers and kids when karma is in a pisser of a bad mood!!

PS --I laugh out loud at your rants and tirades about Youngest, but every time I see a picture of him, I can't help but say what a cute kid he is. Just thought you'd like to know that. Not that Eldest and Daughter aren't adorable cuz they are.

Lori said...

I was one of those two kids who got excluded in elementary school. It sucked.
As for the bingo..I'll just have to remember that story the next time we play SCRABBLE especially on YOUR board...hey, is that really blank on BOTH SIDES?? No wonder you and Bill K. from Rider got along so well. Hmph.

Bubba's Sis said...

Mean people suck. Have I mentioned that before? I think I have. It's still true.

Stephanie said...

really? Didn't invite two of the girls? That is so obnoxious.

Janet said...

What is UP with that leaving 1 or 2 kids out of the party thing? I've read that several times in the last couple of weeks. What horrid people those mothers are. And their children are getting a FINE example of how to act.

The Bingo thing? You go, girl!

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