Dear Mr. and Mrs. Eyebrows,
At the end of the day today as I was passing out papers, I noticed that Piper had written the word "butt" on two of her papers from Computer class and intended to give them to two of her friends. When I asked her why she wrote this on her papers, she said she learned that word from the movie "Despicable Me." We talked about how that is not an appropriate word to use in school. She visited with Mrs. Principal and Mr. Computer. Thank you for visiting with her for me at home.
Since this did not occur in the classroom, if you have any questions or need further explanation, please contact Mr. Computer.
Ok, obviously I've renamed some people. Included with this letter were two pictures she had made and, in fact, written the word "butt" on in crayon. One picture did look like minion butt cheeks from the movie where the minions are making photo copies of their butts. I'm willing to argue however that my child did not, in fact, learn the word "butt" from "Despicable Me".
When I found the letter, Piper saw that I had found it and ran to her room crying, "I didn't mean to!" After taking the time to compose my own laughter, my husband and I went to talk to her. She was under her covers crying. She definitely will not be writing the word "butt" on any school papers again, poor thing. We talked about how it's not appropriate and then told her about her older sister's notes that were sent home from school in the past. Her older sister was there to confirm our story and she helped us to make Piper feel better. Seriously, if writing "butt" on a couple papers is the worst thing she ever does, I'm a proud mom.
I'm keeping the letter and the pictures to someday show to her future husband or display with her graduation pictures.
We were watching a nature show about monkeys a day later and somehow it came about that monkeys are known for throwing poop.
"I would like a pet monkey mom, but since they throw poop, I can't have one, right?" She asked me later that night.
"Right. Please don't share your monkey knowledge at school though, okay Piper?"
"Okay mommy." She smiled at me knowingly.
There are 21 school days left. I hope we can make it.