|I probably just shouldn't text anymore.|
Let's just say my behavior was not very becoming of a class mom ~ but it was funny and good for a laugh...at my expense.
My husband and I were friends for many years before we started dating and have always shared the same sense of humor. We get a kick out of making each other laugh and like most couples we have a lot of inside jokes ~ jokes are supposed to remain private, especially from the kids.
Well, that's the way it's supposed be, anyway.
One night, my husband and I were watching a movie and the male lead called his girlfriend and trying to be seductive, he said, "Hey, what are you wearing?"
We thought it was so cheesy and ridiculous, we just broke out laughing.
Who says that stuff??
It was a very funny moment, but quickly forgotten. Cut to a week later when I am giving a presentation, as a PTA volunteer, in front of the school board. My husband, the perpetual prankster, decided it would be hysterical to text me that same cheesy comment, "So, what are you wearing?" Knowing what a professional air I was always trying to display at school, he was sure it would rattle me.
He knew that the phone would go off, everyone would hear it and watch me as I checked it (it could be the school nurse, after all!). Of course, being a very bad poker player, a hint of a smirk would give me away, the eyes of the entire room upon me, I would go red from ear to ear.
He wasn't wrong.
It was a bonus that the nosy woman sitting next to me glanced at my phone and gave me a raised eyebrow.
Thank you, hubby. Naturally, after the first time it happened, he thought it was very amusing and looked for every opportunity to embarrass me with this gag.
I blushed a lot that year.
Unavenged, June rolled around and as a class mom, I was at school helping out with a party. In between sack races and a quick text to my 6th grader, to make sure that she had arrived safely at a friend's house, I realized that my husband was in a huge business meeting. A suit and tie, do not disturb, big conference table type of meeting, it was the perfect time to exact my revenge.
I told the teacher that I needed to check my phone, as my twelve year old was alone with a friend. I abandoned my post at the water balloon toss for a quick minute, ducked into the classroom and texted my husband - "Hey, so what are you wearing?"
The answer was immediate.
Only it was not my husband who texted me back, it was my daughter who simply said, "My red sweater, why???"
Realizing what I had done, I could not control my laughter and I actually began to cry.
The teacher and the other parents came rushing over to ask if everything was ok, I had no choice but to explain exactly what had just happened. The rest of the party was basically shot, it was a ridiculous scene.
We were all laughing so hard, one mom had to excuse herself to use the ladies' room.
So much for being the consummate professional; a former teacher with a Master's Degree, I had left my group of nine year olds ill attended on the field, so I could go embarrass my husband, who was working and inadvertently sexted my middle-schooler instead.
Turns out, I don't need my husband to embarrass me, I'm pretty good at it all by myself.
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