Blandit wrote:Why am I the ONLY one who doesn't know anything? It seems that EVERYONE else knows what to do but me!
I was the ONLY parent to accompany her daughter to a college orientation. I was politely informed when I got there, that due to "space issues" there were to be no parents on the tour. Thanks for telling us that on the phone!!!****
I was also the ONLY parent to take my kid to softball placement trials without a mitt. They supply bats and balls so I figured there would be mitts. It never dawned on me to bring a mitt. Once again, I was the only one there with this problem.
And these are just a couple of examples; this happens to me all of the time! How is it that the whole world in "in the know" except me? Are they just born with an extra sense or something? How come I don't automatically know this stuff?
Another World wrote:I feel your pain!
I find myself in the same situation all the time. I have gotten better at asking questions though, like when signing up my kid for something, I ask "is there anything they need to bring?"
I find at school I end up in trouble with my daughter. In the winter, I don't own any scarfs. The teacher sees this as a problem, my daughter is the only one without a scarf, and she "loans" her one. Sends me out scrambling to buy "scarfs". Thing is, I worry that scarfs are choking hazards, but it is ONLY me that worries about this! *sigh*
Today I send her without coat. It was HOT! I put sunscreen on her! Everyone else has a spring jacket, and I am informed that she "needs a coat!"
Oh well, I figure I get a bit better every year!
goddessoflubbock wrote:We really do all need to move into the same zip code at least.
I took my older son to baseball tryouts one time with nothing - no bat, no ball, no glove. I figured it's at the batting cages, they have good stuff. When they called for his "father" and I came running, you could HEAR the groans of understanding.
I sent DH to "planning day", a meeting where classes for next year are gone over for DS. I was advised (in unhappy tones) that DH was the ONLY parent there. Apparently it was for the kids, although I still had the flyer that invited parents too. How did they ALL know not to show up?.
adhocisadirtyword wrote:I've given up caring... if people are going to make stupid rules like no parents should show up despite clearly stating that everyone is welcome, then I'm going to do what I want to and do it with pride.
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