Biohazard: Dad in the School

This will sound familiar to any parent whose child lives in fear of parental embarrassment. My fourth-grader is a a co-news anchor this week at Hyer for the morning announcements: the sports person, to be exact. So, I went into the school this morning with her to see her in action. As we sat waiting for the show to begin, she patted me on the knee and said, “Dad, you need to be six feet, four inches of discretion.”

7 thoughts on “Biohazard: Dad in the School

  • December 1, 2010 at 10:52 am
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    Hilarious! Any eye rolling or shaking of the head in mock disbelief yet?

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  • December 1, 2010 at 12:14 pm
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    You are so lucky your child is embarassable. My husband and I try so hard, but our kids have always refused to be embarrased by us. Both of them, it’s like a conspiracy (it probably is, a conspiracy of 2). All we get are eye rolls and a few snickers, or a dry witty retort. We would love to hear a sharp “MOM!” or “DAD!” maybe a deep blush – some genuine mortification – awesome parental enjoyment that. Enjoy your weapon of child embarrassment – it’s a gift!

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  • December 1, 2010 at 2:10 pm
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    We have convinced our elementary aged kids that there are cameras throughout the school, and that we and the principal can see them at any time. Their baby sister’s pre-K had the Internet monitoring thing, so they have seen it work. There are in fact cameras at the entrances that you can point out. There are numerous objects in the ceilings elsewhere that you can point out as cameras. It won’t work forever, but it’s fun for a while.

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  • December 1, 2010 at 5:07 pm
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    Didn’t know from your pictures that you are so tall, but can guess from your posts that you are suffiently discrete. In fact, if you weren’t, she might not have even told you about her anchor gig.

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  • December 1, 2010 at 7:59 pm
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    typo: sufficiently

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  • December 3, 2010 at 9:07 am
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    sneaky daddy = creepy daddy

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  • December 3, 2010 at 10:36 am
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    @pcmom, nope, just fun daddy. my kids tell me: “dad, just drop us off at the end of the block” and “dad, must you walk in with us?”. same as most kids.

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