12/2/09

Does this make me look fat? (Or why I'll never wear red again.)


Top reason I'll never wear this outfit to school again.



This morning when the kids came in:

Jack: "Hey! Mrs. Smith! You look JUST like Mrs. Santa Claus!"





Crap. That was the NOT the look I was shooting for.






(I've been in meeting after meeting. The medium encounter is coming. I PROMISE!)

45 comments:

LadyFi said...

I know what you mean! My nephew just sent me a birthday card saying: I didn't think you would live this LONG!

Not the look I was aiming for either.

CatLadyLarew said...

And I had a student who asked me, "Why are you plump?" (Better than asking me why I was fat, I guess.)

Sandee said...

Well in defense of the kid...It is Christmastime and that's pretty much all they think about this time of year. Just saying. Bwhahahahahaha.

That didn't make you feel any better did it? I didn't think so. :)

Steven Anthony said...

kids say the daendest things, just what ever pops into there heads...lol

Monique-aka-Surferwife23 said...

And you totally can't disregard the kid's opinion because they totally speak the truth. Hey, at least he didn't compare you to Santa or Vixen. I would then be calling into question your waxing schedule.

Brian Miller said...

yep, that one does not even make it back to the closet...burn pile. smiles.

Meeko Fabulous said...

Don't forget . . . His grade is in your hands . . . MUAH HA HA!!!

Secretia said...

OK, once a year you can wear that outfit. Mrs. Santa Claus is one of the most well-loved woman in the world. Not as well loved as the VodkaMom, though!

Secretia

T said...

GIggle....sorry, it brought to mind the special K commercial where the mom (wearing a red nightgown) is reaching in a cabinet and the kid comes up behind her and screams "SANTA!".

Masala Chica said...

LOL. Oh no Deb! Well - Mrs. Claus is definitely on Maxim's Top 100 Hottest women - so it was a compliment for sure.

You are that kid's fantasy girl.

That's how you have to look at it.
Kiran

Travis Erwin said...

Least Ol' Saint Nick thinks she's hot.

gretchen said...

Oh my. Yep, bless her heart, Mrs. Claus isn't the look most of us are going for.

Sprite's Keeper said...

You'd be a star in my kid's eyes! Of course, she'd think you were a short cut to the Fat Man, but she's devious that way.
xoxo

Jenni Jiggety said...

LOL! Too much Christmas on their brains!

Silicone Momma said...

I've been away for a while and I thought I'd stop by your blog. Instant laughter. Thanks for brightening my day!

Char said...

So much for the outfit. Maybe you could morph it into a Halloween costume? ;-}

xoxo

SkylersDad said...

Those young kids don't know what you wear underneath that outfit....


mmmmmm (stops to gaze into nothing)


Yeaaaaaahhhhh...

3 Men and a Lady said...

I'm still waiting to see a pic of the pj's you wore to school once. Give it up!

staceyjwarner said...

for some reason i was just reminded of you tripping over the gas hose, LOL!, LOL!, LOL!

much love,

Maureen@IslandRoar said...

You should tell the little buggers you ARE Mrs. Claus and if they don't behave in class they won't get anything for Christmas. How many phone calls do you think that would bring you?

anymommy said...

It's a compliment in December. I swear.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

So I had lost weight and was feeling pretty good. I bought a cute little light blue dress with white polka-dots on it.

The little neighbor girl? "I love your dress! You like just like Mama Bear in the Berenstain Bears!"

I never wore it again.

Oh My Goddess said...

Yeah, Heidi Klum doesn't even look good in it.

That was just to make you feel better.

OF COURSE she looks good in it.

Merry Christmas!

Ann's Rants said...

I'd say something about Dasher or Vixen, but I'm so distracted by all the blogs I'm supposed to be reading that are hear in your comments.

[blush]

I don't know how you do it. You know what Suzy calls you? The Johnny Carson of the blogosphere. And she's spot on. (But you're way cuter)

Night!

otin said...

Mrs Clause looks kinda kinky! I wonder if she North Pole Dances? :)

Beth said...

Oh, you could so screw with those kids about the Naughty and Nice List...

Lynn said...

I wore a cute sailor dress to school one day and a cherub said, "Mrs. Guinn? Are you getting a baby?"
The dress went to the burn pile.

Paige said...

Once I had a client tell me that I looked like Roseanne. By the end of the meeting, he thought I looked more like Oprah.

Now both of those were disturbing=-but how did I look like both?

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Maybe skip the white fur trim next time.

My daughter points to people and says they look just like me all the time. They range from super models to frightening looking women at Costco. I think it has something to do with hair color.

OBVIOUSLY you don't look like Mrs. Claus...Your tiny stature makes you far better suited to lady elf.

KIDDING!

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

It's not you, they just have Santa brains the whole month of December.

mo.stoneskin said...

You look remarkably sophisticated in that photo.

WeaselMomma said...

You could get worse compliments.

Christine said...

I agree w/the poster above..it's Santa brains, that's all:)

I'm waiting with bated breath to hear about the medium!

Cristina said...

I kNOW! What is going on??? Yesterday a co worker was sitting on my desk making a phone call and said...oh, I never knew you had grey hair. Interesting.

WHAT??? Get the hell off my desk!

Not the look I was going for either. I need hair dye.

Popped in from SITS.

xx

Cristina

mepsipax said...

Kids have no tact. I think we have all learned this by now. But the honesty is hilarious. Also, this close to Christmas you can't blame the kids for the comparison.

Mimi Lenox said...

Oh Lord.
Sorry Mrs. Claus....

Mimi Lenox said...

They say whatever flies into their heads. Adults could use a little more of that quality sometimes I think...the political correctness routine drives me nuts. (Not saying they should insult people..oh, I'm rambling now, you know what I mean.)

phd in yogurtry said...

you were hoping for one of santa's sexy elf-ettes?

Joanie M said...

So... what look were you going for? an elf? I want to see a pic of what you were wearing!

Dee-Zigns Handcrafted Jewelry said...

Forgive me, I'm still LOL after reading Otin's comment. What a nut! A clever little nut!

Laoch of Chicago said...

Amusing.

Not The Rockefellers said...

Aggghh..I would sent the little tyke to the moon on the end of my missle-toe !

Heee

Peace ~ Rene

Vodka Logic said...

no filters on those young ones.

plainolebob said...

VM, at least it wasn't granmaw klaws
BIG HUGS

Shell said...

Too funny!

I put on what I thought was a cute green dress the other day- and my oldest told me that I looked like a leprachaun. Nice.