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Yet another kid got in trouble for not following her school’s dress code and lots of people are up in arms about it.
And, look, I just don’t get it.
Why can’t your kids just wear what they tell them to wear? When your kid isn’t in school, I don’t care if they wear a purple tutu and a halter top.
All of you can wear whatever you want when you aren’t in school, but part of school is being handed a set of rules and learning to follow them.
Why? Because that’s how real life is. In real life, you have to show up to work in business attire.
Most of the time, there’s not even a super simple rulebook to follow, like you have in school.
You just have to be smart enough to wear clothes appropriate for a business setting and not for ‘da club, or ‘da couch.
This is simple. Schools aren’t even asking too much. All these dress codes are practically the same.
You don’t believe me? Dude, they’re the same thing.
Every School Dress Code Practically Ever:
- Don’t show your belly button.
- Don’t wear shorts that show your cooch when you bend over.
- Wear shirts long enough to cover your butt if your leggings are so tight you can see your panty lines. (That’s just good fashion sense, anyway.)
- Don’t show your bra straps.
- Don’t wear jeans so baggy they show your boxer shorts.
So, stop making a big deal out of it and just make your kid follow the rules.
This isn’t the time to rebel against society and damn the man.
Those teachers are already only getting paid slightly better than minimum wage, and they put up with way too damn much. Don’t put them in the crappy situation of having to be the bad guy who tells your kid they’ve got to go wear old sweatpants from the lost and found.
I don’t know why people think the teachers are the ones to blame when it comes to dress code. I mean, you can’t honestly think that the teachers are sitting around in a room coming up with ways that children must dress in order to be taught.
Trust me, they aren’t. The thing is, they are just doing their job. Part of a teacher’s job is to teach your kid that society has rules. That in life there will be rules they have to follow even if they don’t believe in them.
Guess what? This is one of those times. Remember, even the teachers have to abide by a dress code, even if they do want to wear flip flops and shorts.
And trust me, they do.
Oh, and if your kid does get in trouble for wearing inappropriate clothes, don’t post about it on the internet. Just take them a sweatshirt instead, and MOVE ON WITH YOUR DAY.