Last week some Florida schools were considering creating a mandatory dress code for parents.
I know we are all thinking the same thing. Florida schools are some of the worst in the country, surely they should be talking about teaching the children to read or spell or something.
However, before we are too quick to point out how dumb they are …..they might be on to something.
I know I wouldn’t mind if the Goopville Board of Ed put their foot down and started making some dress code rules around here.
I have drafted some guidelines for when they are ready to make it happen. I am guilty of some these offenses and I think it would be nice if we could all get our acts together so that we don’t all mill about at our children’s school looking like a bunch of meth addicts:
Dress Code Rule#1 – Pajamas should not be worn after 8 am:
Listen you crusty disgusting pajama wearers…just how bad is your life that we have to look at this?
You can’t wake up like 5 minutes earlier and put on a god damn outfit?
What kind of message are you sending to your children and my children when you arrive anywhere (even the bus stop) in your crusty Old Navy performance fleece pajamas?
Is life such a struggle for you that you can’t take two minutes and throw on a pair of jeans and a t-shirt?
Just because you are not attending a workplace environment does not give you the license to wear sleepwear during the daylight hours.
I mean does your husband come home from work to find you in the pajamas you slept in the night before? It’s bad enough for those of us who unfortunately have to interact with you at the school but how long do you think you’re going to pull this before he gets a girlfriend?
GET DRESSED PEOPLE!! It takes two seconds, and it let’s us know that you haven’t given up on life.
Dress code rule #2 – Stop wearing ugly shoes.
If you stop wearing sleepwear – please don’t take your feet out of slippers only to slip them in to something unsightly.
I understand everyone might not follow the fashion trends and keep up to speed on all of the hot footwear news. I am totally guilty of attending the kids’ classrooms in Uggs or Nikes.
However, I cannot understand why here in Goopville I see many, many women and MEN who arrive to pick up their children or volunteer at their child’s school wearing jeans and this shoe:
This is a Merrell for those of you fashionable people who don’t know about such offensive things.
It’s for people who care SO MUCH that their FOOT IS COMFORTABLE that they actually put these on every morning and head out the door!!!
People in this town just walk around with these bad boys on with a pair of white tube socks and mom jeans like it’s perfectly normal.
I’m sorry – are you actually hiking up Mt. Everest directly after school?
Do you have very bad bunions or corns on your foot and that requires you to wear geriatric like footwear?
Are you over the age of 70 years old?
Are you participating in the Tough Mudder competition after school?
I simply cannot fathom what would make a person wear these shoes around town as though it was perfectly acceptable.
DRESS CODE RULE #3 – No sweatpants, especially when worn by fathers:
First things first – sweatpants are pajamas in disguise. You are not fooling anyone when you arrive in a public place wearing sweatpants. Especially when they are of the elastic ankle variety.
Now, I understand it can get confusing because “workout clothes” have become somewhat the norm.
Somehow gym clothes have snuck into suburbia as acceptable daytime clothing. I am guilty of it myself. I go to the gym first thing in the morning and then I run a bunch of errands on my way home. So basically I leave the gym with big sunglasses on, zip my sweaty body into my lululemon hoodie and pray that nobody sees me.
However, I try to at least match and wear somewhat stylish gym clothes if I think I am attending the children’s school.
I certainly don’t arrive in sweatpants!
Many women wear their little lululemon outfits so that we know that they are very busy doing yoga and spinning and eating a gluten-free diet.
Then theirs the others that wear their sweats because they are too lazy to put on proper clothing.
The rule should be – if you arrive in exercise clothing – then you should be in some sort of fit shape.
MEN ESPECIALLY LISTEN UP! Don’t show up all fat and doughy wearing workout clothing to try to impress us….
Please wear some sort of loose-fitting Puma outfit or something. Don’t wear sweatpants that are so tight I can see the outline of your balls for the love of Jesus!
DRESS CODE RULE #4 - ADD SOME COLOR
This rule isn’t about “Dress” per se, but it’s about overall appearance.
At what point do you look in the mirror and see gray hair and an uneven, aging complexion and just smile and walk out the door?
Nothing says “I wish I was dead” more than a 38-year-old walking around with gray wiry hairs sticking out of a mangled ponytail that hasn’t been cut since the 1980′s and a rosacea filled face.
If you have gray hair and you are not in your 60′s then you must color the hairs. It is very simple.
If you don’t have a lot of time or money you can do it yourself at home.
The same goes for your face.
“I don’t like to wear makeup.”
“I don’t like the feel of makeup on my face.”
“I don’t think I really need to wear makeup.”
“I don’t have time to wear makeup.”
“My husband doesn’t like me to wear makeup.”
SHUT UP AND PUT ON SOME UNDEREYE CONCEALER AND MASCARA FOR THE LOVE OF GOD.
You look like a piece of shit.
I’m not quite sure what kind of glorious stuff you are seeing in the mirror in the morning but from where we are looking you can use a little something.
Here comes Heidi Klum walking down the street looking all naturally beautiful with no makeup on. Does she say “I’m so beautiful that I am not going to wear makeup because I don’t need it?”
She puts on some fucking makeup.
Here’s the kicker.
You’re not Heidi Klum.
DRESS CODE RULE #5 – ALL CLOTHING MUST FIT:
Whether it’s pajamas, yoga pants or your mom jeans -please choose clothes that are your size.
I know the years have not been kind, and believe me I have a muffin top that rivals no other.
However the children should not have to be subjected to seeing their friend’s mother or father wearing clothes that are too tight.
I see women that constantly wear too tight yoga pants that show every roll and cellulite dimple. And to add insult to injury I can see their maternity underwear outline perfectly.
Why are you subjecting us to this?
Why are you subjecting yourself to this?
Do you know that from the back you look like a garbage bag filled with doorknobs?
Do you know that when you are wearing spandex clothing you must wear a thong? It’s non-negotiable.
Is this because you have completely given up on life?
Also – have you considered the damage you are doing to the children if you go into the school to volunteer wearing clothes that don’t fit properly?
Do you think it’s fair to them that when they are trying to do their work at their desks they are at eye level to this?
Come on parents! Get your shit together!!!!
Let’s go back to the days when mothers cared what they looked like as to not embarrass their children. Let’s give the children of America someone to look up to as civilized members of society; not someone who looks like a homeless ragamuffin.
I KNOW SOME OF YOU WILL BE MAD AT ME FOR MAKING FUN OF MERRELLS AND LULULEMON -BUT I DON’T CARE…IF YOU ARE NOT MAD AT ME PLEASE SHARE THIS POST ON FACEBOOK THIS WEEK!! XO, LADY GOO GOO GAGA