How's about some appropriate wording?
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|Thu, 04-08-2010 - 9:04am|
So Peter has a "field trip" today with his middle school. They are going to see a play. A flyer came back from the school about this, specifying various things we should and shouldn't do. Some of it made sense, like bring a brown bag lunch and whether students may take their cellphones.
There were two instructions that Peter got hung up on:
"Students much wear appropriate attire for the theatre"
"Students must bring a jacket"
It's going to be 84 degrees here today, so although I told him he didn't need a jacket, he INSISTED on bringing one because "it said to bring one". OK that's fine.
But the worst problem we had was at 6:45 this morning, when he had a meltdown, saying his attire (khaki shorts and a plain t-shirt) was not appropriate for the theatre, but he didn't know what clothes he had that *were* appropriate and ...well, there was a lot of storming and a few tears. I think he thought he needed a tux or something.
I got him calmed down and packed off to school and I'm sure he will have a good time. But really, school: is it too hard nail down your wording or to give some examples of appropriate vs inappropriate attire? I haven't had my coffee before seven am and am really not equipped to deal with perfectly avoidable issues then.
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