Meego received a bumper sticker this week. You know the ones that say "Hoopa Choopa Middle School Honor Student" or something similar?
While I'm always happy that my kids earn these things, I am most certainly NOT a bumper sticker mom. If you ever see me driving a minivan with one of these bumper stickers, contact the authorities - that person is an imposter! Seriously, I have a hard time just keeping the registration sticker current!
That said, if YOU are such a person, I'm not looking to offend, I'm just saying that it's not my thing. I don't do minivans, honor student bumper stickers (or any other bumper stickers), flip flop decals to designate family members, etc., etc. Rebel of suburbia? Remember? But live and let live, I say.
Anyway, back to Meego's bumper sticker. Chaco received the first of these - the design of which I see has not changed over the years. Wolfgang soon followed. What's a no-bumper sticker parent to do?
I stick them to the bedroom door.
They're kind of like military stripes.
Note that kids are eligible to receive one per year, so Meego's already got his for 6th grade. Two more years to strive for.
Also, note that we "would" currently have 7 such b.s.'s, but the door missed out one year. As Meego and I applied the latest, I recalled a certain tearful meeting with Chaco's middle school teachers to discuss his organization (or lack thereof) skills. Doing the work, but not turning it in will not a bumper sticker earn.
Ah, good times.
And the balance of the week was another goodie. I did get in some girl time with a friend. That is something I don't do nearly enough and need to work on . She's very happy with her tattoo - it's on the inside of her leg, just above the ankle. State of New Jersey. That's her tattoo. And yes, she had to inform me that that is what it is.