Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Honest Abe (Abby)

How's this one for raising an honest child. Last week was vacation week so we painted my daughter's fingernails. She's not allowed nail polish in Catholic School - must channel the devil or something - but we forgot to take it off Sunday night.

Now, when I tell you you could BARELY see it, I mean BARELY is not BARE enough.

Her: "Mommy! Look what you forgot!!" Holding all ten fingers in my face.

Me: "Oh yeah. We'll take it off tonight."

Her: "Well, I told my teacher about it."

Me: "Why?"

Her: "Because, we forgot to take it off."

Me: "What did she say?"

Her: "Not to show the Principal or her secretary."

This summer I'll have to teach her life's most important lesson - how to keep your mouth shut until you're caught!


Whirlwind said...

Oh the Catholic School rules. I am so horrible in remembering things. I'm surprised I don't get letters home for different things. One day last year, I thought it was a dress down day and it wasn't, so I send Einey in in street clothes - oops! Luckily they didn't say anything, even though I volunteered to bring a uniform in for her.

My girls are dying to color their hair (blue, purple, rainbow) and husband and I have given them permission. We just need to wait until school ends to do it, since it would violate their "natural hair color only rule". But the day school ends....

Fairly Odd Mother said...

Ahhhh, Guilt and Shame. The hallmark of the lovely Catholic religion. : )

(sorry! as a former C, I feel like I have earned the right to make fun of it)