Thursday, March 21, 2013

outfit of the day(bird): footloose




leggings, legwarmers ~ thrifted
boots ~ 6pm.com
sweatshirt ~ chris' that shrunk in the dryer
jacket ~ Fashionologie*
hat ~ Kohls

i got a call from the kids' school the other day – i never like to see that number on my caller id. i've only gotten calls about bad behavior and broken bones, not calls i love. so when i saw the number, my stomach dropped a little.

luckily, there were no broken bones or sick kids. however, it was a bad behavior call...henry apparently had been sent to the principal's office. so my brain starts racing...what did he do? it's usually some sort of class disruption because that kid can't sit still. and sure enough, it was. but that wasn't the reason for the call. the reason was that he and some friends were singing gangnam style in class during their free time.

the vice principal actually sang me a verse from the song to show me that they had used the word "sexy" in class. now don't get me wrong, this isn't a word i encourage my kids to use, but it's also not a word i would punish them for using. and (and this is a big and), i happen to know that one of the school's teachers played that song during a school rally. i know this because both kids came home and told me – they thought it was cool.

so the vp and i had a little talk, and i kept my cool. i did inform her that they can't really punish my kid for singing a song that was played at a school rally. i also agreed with her that the kids shouldn't be using words like that. and in the end, i could tell she felt a little silly for calling me, or maybe it was for singing "hey sexy lady" to me over the phone. either way, there were many footloose jokes made that night.

henry is basically a modern day kevin bacon.

xo,
megan bird

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33 comments:

  1. Seriously they played the song and then yelled at the kids for singing it? SERIOUSLY? And of all the words, Sexy really isn't the worst! Super cute outfit - I'm liking the socks over the knees!

    XO
    Pearls & Paws

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  2. Hahahaaaaaa oh noooo. I totally agree with you, if they were PLAYING it at school then when do they expect?? Too funny...glad everything is ok!

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  3. if he's going to get called to the principal thats a good reason :) my kids sing that all the time and it drives me crazy - but I've never gotten them in trouble I just tell them not to say that word! :) love the tall socks!

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  4. Really?! Lol! Pretty exaggerated! Nice look btw, I like your boots:) Kisses! xo

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  5. You look WAY too wintry in this look! It's supposed to be summer!

    And really.... they play the song, and then don't expect the kids to know the words? Uh, hellooooo? :-)

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  6. Isn't that the pot calling the kettle black! Wow I'm sure there are more important things than that. Have a great weekend!

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  7. Hahaha, this made me smile!! Henry rocks. And so do you for standing up her and telling her it was ridiculous she was punishing him for saying something they'd heard at a rally! Ridiculous.

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  8. Ohmygosh I think I would have died. Amazing you kept my cool. They played it at school then your poor son got in trouble?!?! Not cool. I'm like, upset for you lol. I think I'm over here taking it harder! Your outfit is adorable though - the beanie is a perfect little touch for keeping warm

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    1. I said my cool. I meant yours. But you can keep my cool tooo :D

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  9. Love the colour of your jacket!
    Love the phone call, you do right telling them your opinion! Haha :)

    http://www.danielleyc.com/ xx

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  10. You look so cute in this outfit! Oh and I totally agree with you.. sure it's not a word they should be using (although it's not horrible), but since they heard the song during a school function, they probably figured it was ok!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  11. I couldn't believe this story when I saw it on your FB the other day and I still can't believe it...if they played at a school rally, what do they expect? LOL. Crazy stuff.

    You look really cozy and cute by the way, I love your jacket!

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  12. Oh goodness, that is crazy! I don't think I would want to punish him for saying "sexy" either, especially if that song was played at school. He is lucky to have such a good advocate for a Mommy!

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  13. Hahaha, sounds like a crazy kind of day!
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE that sweatshirt and since it was originally your husband's, it has to be so cozy!!

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  14. LOL good for you! I have had numerous calls myself from offices/principals and some are warranted and others aren't. Good for you for standing up for your kiddo! I totally agree. And, for the record, my kids love that song and I cannot stand it. I can't wait for that trend to be over!

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  15. Oh my, hehe, how funny. Well, there are certainly worse things some children say these days. :) Love your outfit and the boots! /Madison

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  16. The hat and jacket are adorable! My school would totally let that fly, I've heard kids singing the "I'm sexy and I know it" song and I'm fine with it (though I tell them to knock it off if I hear them sing the intro about having "passion in my pants and I ain't afraid to show it." Just, no.)

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  17. That is a funny story and I am glad you were a cool mom about it. Really, kids could be saying worse things than sexy. I can't believe the principal even sang the lyrics, hilarious! Heather

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  18. Hahaha, that is too funny! And really, sexy is not a bad word. I don't think... at all. In fact, I think everyone should embrace the word sexy ;) It makes you feel good about yourself haha!

    Super cute and cozy outfit! The socks with the boots is perfect :)

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  19. It's hard to imagine that it's still that cold right now in certain parts of our beautiful country. Out here in California, we are spoiled with great weather. The outfit looks adorable! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  20. yes, that was a little footloose like. i'm so glad you stood up for your son in a diplomatic manner! well done megan. :) you look adorable.

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  21. I am in love with your leg warmers! I have been searching for a pair like those forever

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  22. I love the jacket. It is such a beautiful colour.

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  23. I really hope there's a day when someone from my son's school is "forced" to sing me a ridiculous pop song over the phone. Too funny! Glad it wasn't anything serious!

    I am loving that jacket!

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  24. I love your whole outfit but not as much as I love that story. I could totally see my grade school having called my mom over something like that. I like to tell the story of how I got kicked out of my 8th grade dance for wearing a white sleeveless blouse much like a 3rd grade teacher would wear.

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    Kaitlin
    teaandsequin.blogspot.com

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  25. Oh my word, I can't believe you got called because he was singing Gangum Style. That's just too funny!

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  26. silly for calling u. im surprised that song was played at an elementary school when its about a man wanting a woman who dresses classy but is a freak in the club.

    love your outfit and thanks for visiting my blog! i am your latest follower as i love blogs with fashionable sisters. i love sharing deals every now and then so I hope you (and ur sis) can follow back.

    have a great weekend <3
    Brandy
    willbakeforshoes.com

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  27. Yeah, kind of ridiculous to have a problem with a singing a song the school itself played!

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  28. This outfit just looks so cozy. I love how the boots look with the leg warmers. Great look!

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  29. Wow! Such a beautiful outfit!

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