So, the freshmen are watching Remember the Titans in conjunction with their just having read To Kill a Mockingbird and writing short character sketches.
I sent a permission slip home a couple of weeks ago but, despite my constant nagging, some of them showed up on the first day of screening without the signed form. A couple of those kids asked if they could call their parents and ask them to send me an email giving them permission to see the film this morning, and I said yes.
One of their moms sent me an email giving her daughter permission to watch – get this – Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Apparently, Baby Girl went from “Remember the Titans” to “Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtles” and never thought to question herself (or me) about it. Apparently, neither did her mother, who was perfectly willing to let her kid see the film (for the record, she was okay with Titans, too, but still…). I can only imagine what on earth they were thinking of me when they were under the impression that this was a part of our English class.
It was the best laugh I had all week.