Today was the last day of this particular school year. As I’ve mentioned in the past, every morning I drive Meredith to school, and every morning the coach gets her out of the car with a smile and a “Good morning, Meredith!” (This is the coach involved in the Great Hat Drama of January 2010. But let’s not talk about that.) This morning we happened to arrive at school before the coach came out to retrieve kids from their cars. As we sat and listened to Justin Bieber (Yep. Let’s not talk about that, either.), Coach exited the building (always so cheerful!) and started opening car doors for kids. When we got a bit closer, I noticed that he was carrying a note in his hand.
Me (simply killing time as we waited our turn in the circle): Hey! Coach has a note in his hand! I wonder what it says.
Meredith: It probably says, “Christmas is coming, and I need to buy a present for Meredith.”
Me: Excellent. I hope he gets a present for me, too!
Harper: I know exactly what that note says.
Me: What does it say?
Harper: It says, “Don’t forget to take off your underpants right now.”
Me: That’s not what it says. Do you realize how inappropriate that is?
Harper: I do. Let me try again. I bet it says, “Take off your PANTS right now.”
Me: Interesting. Who do you think the note is for?!
Coach (opening the door and hopefully not noticing my perky eyebrows): Good morning, Meredith!!!
(Apparently, it wasn’t for me.)