Everyone has seen “The Blind Side,” right? If you haven’t, then what’s your problem?
Do you remember the part where Michael calls Leanne “Mrs. Tuohy” and she says, “You can call me Leanne or Mama, but don’t call me Mrs. Tuohy. When I hear Mrs. Tuohy I look over my shoulder for my mother-in-law.”
When we saw the movie, Shawn looked at me and chuckled during that part because he knows I hate being called “Mrs. Roth.”
It was only within the last year and a half when Alivia started elementary school that I became “Mrs. Roth.” I’m not sure why, but it never occurred to me that my children’s friends would call me this.
It’s not just the kids either. It’s the teachers, and the principal! Now, I know the principal because I’m on the Home & School Board/Committee, so can’t he at least call me by my first name?
It’s not that I have anything against my husband’s last name, it’s just that it isn’t mine. It’s a good last name for him, and even for my kids, but just not for me. When we got married, I didn’t even want to change my last name, but when I told Shawn this he acted like I was cutting off his left nut. Like I said, it’s nothing personal, and I wasn’t trying to make any sort of statement, but my old last name was just…better.
My maiden name was Moon. Now, is that a totally bad ass last name, or what? My sister-in-law’s name is Mary, so now her name is Mary Moon, awesome! She even has a song about her!
As a side note, when they got married, the DJ did not even play this song! He didn’t even have it with him! When I called him out on it (which you know I did), he said he didn’t even make the connection until he was there at the reception, and then he laughed. Hardy, har, har. Thanks for nothing.
So, anyway. Do I have to accept this whole “Mrs. Roth” thing, or what? Today, when I was at Alivia’s school I may or may not have told the principal to stop calling me Mrs. Roth. From what I remember, it may have come out rude. I think he was asking for it though. He walked by me in the office and said “Hello Mrs. Roth! How are you?!” I looked up and smiled. Then he said, “That’s all I get?” To which I replied, “I don’t like being called Mrs. Roth.”
I really couldn’t believe it even came out of my mouth. It was at that point, that I was incredibly thankful the principal wasn’t a nun anymore.