Friday, April 1, 2011


A conversation I had yesterday with a female student (age 17).

Girl A: Mrs. Andrews, someone said Girl B dresses "classic." What does that mean?
Me: Um, it means elegant, not trendy.
Girl A (to Girl B): So it was an insult, then.
Me: Maybe to a teenager, "not trendy" is an insult! It actually means something that doesn't go out of style.

Update on the lice situation: we had to spend 4 hours on Miss Pink's hair on Wednesday night because we didn't do a thorough enough job on Wednesday and we had some bugs that had hatched. I think we're almost through with it, though. She has been a real trouper--has hardly even complained. I'm going to try to rent Tangled for her tonight--she's seen it but wants to see it again, and I haven't seen it.



  1. Yeah, imagine nit combing Rapunzel's hair.

  2. That's so funny, the girls trying to figure out if they've been insulted. Mental note: Don't tell a teenager their clothes are classic.

  3. Classic!

    Maybe if they knew that "trendy" meant that clothes are cool NOW and "classic" means clothes are cool FOR ALL-TIME, they'd realise that neither are insults!

    I've combed lice in front of the TV, good idea. I am sorry you've got these critters to deal with. I haven't had much to do with them, but I've had enough!