Would you believe I got another call from Alivia’s school this week? Seriously. I’m so glad they called too, because it definitely was a true emergency (insert sarcastic tone here). Just listen:
911, what is your emergency? Hello?”
Secretary: “Hi Tami! Um…I have Alivia here with me.”
Secretary: “She says her side itches.”
Secretary: “Her side itches.”
Yeah I heard you the first time Okay, so?”
Secretary: “Do you want me to put her on the phone?”
No, I want her to put her big girl panties on and go back to class! I guess.”
Alivia: “Mommy, my side itches.”
Me: “Yes, I know. Your skin is dry…remember, we talked about it this morning?”
Alivia: “Yeah, but I don’t like it.”
Well, I don’t like being called about itchy skin Well, I’m sorry, but we’ll put some lotion on after school.”
Alivia: “Ok, well Mrs. Secretary says she has some lotion she’ll give me to put on in the bathroom.”
Me: “Great idea! See you after school!”
(secretary gets back on phone)
Secretary: “Is it okay if I give her the lotion, and she can put it on in the bathroom?”
Me: “Yes, that’s great! Thanks, goodbye.
Peace out and don’t call me again for this type of shenanigan!”
Ok, people, that was Monday. Let’s fast forward to tonight now. I’m at the school setting up refreshments for the Art Night. The principal comes in and starts talking to me. I wasn’t paying that close of attention, but I thought I heard him say “she was in the office” and “she needed a Band-Aid.” So, I’m like “Wait a minute, are you talking about my kid? She was in the office again today?!” He says “Yeah,” and gives me this look like “duh.”
At this point I think I went off on a tangent, and asked him if he knew they called me again on Monday, this time regarding “itchy skin?!” He laughed. Yes, he laughed. He said sometimes they like to err on the side of caution, but there are some parents who are on the “Do not call me unless there is blood, vomit, or fever” list.
Then he said, if I wanted, I could be on that list! What? The school has a “Do not call” list? Sign me up! However, I do have to wonder what the earring incident would fall under?