Parenthood has been officially renewed for a fifth season!
Another sub went looking for me today. This is not the first time he’s done that but it’s the first time I noticed what he’s up to. What is he up to, you ask? NO GOOD. He was standing really close and behind my desk and asking me about what I do when I’m not at school. Between the stammering and his visibly clammy hands, I thought he was going to have a nervous breakdown right before my very eyes. The whole time, I’m standing there obviously texting (signals of distress to Michelle) and avoiding eye contact and uh-huh-ing him to the brink of death. But he wouldn’t leave! The kids come in at 7:50 and by 7:48 he was still there. As I’m texting and shuffling piles of papers, he’s telling me a story about how some 8th grade girls were calling him creepy. No shit? Thirteen year old girls called a nervous, watery eyed doofus with Philadelphia marbles in his mouth creepy? You don’t say.
The unwanted attention made me feel really weird all day. Believe it or not, that was the least weird thing that happened all day. Everyday is a Shakespearean farce in middle school.
Shame on you! Shame on you!
—Lori Haas, whose daughter was wounded in the April 2007 shooting at Virginia Tech, and Patricia Maisch, who knocked an ammunition magazine out of the hands of Jared Loughner in Jan. 2011, to U.S. senators after they voted 54-46 to defeat an amendment on gun background checks. (via washingtonpoststyle)