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I'm SO Not Ready To Touch That One

A few days ago, Maddie’s class had a competition to give themselves a name – you know, the All-Stars or Cougars or Champions or whatever. Her teacher, Mrs. Hall, stopped me at pick-up that afternoon and said, “Ask your daughter what name she suggested for my class.”

A little while later, I brought it up and said, “So what name did you come up with, Maddie?”

She turned to me, suddenly furious. “I can’t believe it! My name didn’t get a SINGLE vote other than mine! I just don’t get it! My name was the only one with alliteration – the only one that started with ‘H’! I just don’t understand why my name didn’t win! Do you know what won? ‘Mrs. Hall’s Superstars’! My name was SO much better!”

Maddie was very put out.

I strove to get her back on topic. “Yes, baby, but I’d still love to know what name you suggested!”

She turned to me, smiling.

“Mrs. Hall’s Hooters!”


Yeah, I can’t explain that one to her. So not ready.

And yes, I did a number of very funny jokes on the subject, on the phone to a good friend. Can you blame me?


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