Friday morning, I had the kids' clothes laid out like I always do, got them breakfast, and started to dress Scarlett. I went ahead and put her new tights on her, but she wanted to put pajama pants on over them while she ate breakfast. Roger that.
I also had a cute navy fisherman's sweater on her, which I put on because her hair is crazy curly, and I put it on before I fixed her hair, knowing if I left for work and left her hair in Tom's hands, he a) would never comb it through, and b) she would look like a hobo for preschool.
Told Tom - Scarlett's skirt is laying on the fainting couch (where I ALWAYS leave the kids' clothes if I have to leave for work before they get dressed for the day). Mumble mumble was the response, I believe.
Fast forward to me, getting home from work around 1:15 p.m. on Friday. No one was home yet from school. ACES, I thought. I can watch Project Runway before they come in. Turned it on and settled back with a cuppa tea.
About an hour later, they get home, and kids running in one by one carrying bags from Target. In comes Scarlett. Cute navy fisherman's sweater: check. Cute striped tights: check. Cute short suede boots: check. Pants? Where the hell are her pants? HONEY - WHERE ARE SCARLETT'S PANTS???!!!
Tom: She's got them on.
Me: NO - THOSE ARE TIGHTS!!! AND YOU SENT HER TO SCHOOL LIKE THAT? THEY'RE WHITE ON TOP - YOU CAN SEE THROUGH THEM!!!!! AND THEN YOU TOOK HER TO TARGET?!!!!
Cue Scarlett bursting into tears.
Tom: Why are you shouting at her?
Me: I'M NOT SHOUTING AT HER! I'M SHOUTING AT YOU!!!!
(To Scarlett - honey - it's okay. Mommy is not mad at you. I PROMISE).
Me: I can't believe it. Miss Regina thinks that we send our kids to school without pants. And so does everyone at Target.
Tom: Oh, don't worry - she was in the cart most of the time. Besides - you didn't tell me she had a skirt to wear.
Me: YES I DID. I SAID IT WAS ON THE FAINTING COUCH WHERE I ALWAYS LEAVE THEIR CLOTHES. YOU COULD SEE HER HELLO KITTY UNDERWEAR THROUGH HER TIGHTS!!!
Tom: Oh, she'll be fine.
The next day we had to take Scarlett to urgent care (No - not for emergency therapy, but for an ear infection). When I was getting ready, Tom was getting clothes for Scarlett. I told him - get the striped track suit that she has with pink, green, orange, blue and white stripes. Are you SURE you trust me? He said smart-assily. Uh - NO, I DO NOT. Still, somehow in the end, we made it out and about WITH pants.
Linked up here.
Shoes: Vicky's Secret
Earrings: Don't remember