HJOj_SKjmQIGQwfbde_0DpO42c0 That Drawer in the Kitchen: Irony in elephant slippers...

Monday, March 10, 2014

Irony in elephant slippers...

Hey I'm new to That Drawer in the Kitchen and this is my first post, so be gentle. I'm very sensitive. Excuse
me for just one second.....

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Ok I'm back. For my first post I thought I'd introduce you to my oldest daughter, 16. She just took the SAT's this past weekend. She has taken them before and that's what I'm going to be telling you about. You see, both of my kids are pretty smart. I'm not bragging like they're 'oooh I'm gonna cure cancer before I'm 18' smart, but they can hold their own.

When 16 was just 12 years old, she was invited to participate in the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth program. She went online and took some tests and answered some questions and was offered a few different classes. One of the things they invited her to do was to take the SAT's. At age 12.  Very cool for her, also very scary, since she'd be taking the test with lots of high school kids in a town where she didn't know any of the high school kids. Pretty nerve-wracking for a 12 year old, right?

We registered her to take the test up where my in-laws live and we drove up the night before the test so that we didn't have to get up at the ass crack of dawn and drive an hour and a half. The night before, I made sure that both girls packed their overnight bags and that 12 (at the time) had her calculator, her number 2 pencils and all the other things SAT test-takers need. I also had them put pajamas on because I figured when we arrived at my inlaws, they could both go right to bed.

Here's where it gets fun.

We drove up the highway, and just about 1 mile from my in-laws' exit, at about 11:15 at night, 12 decides that that would be a great time to remember that she forgot to pack shoes. 11:15 at night, no shoe stores open, no Walmart open, no 24 hour Target. And no shoes for 12 to wear to take her SAT's.

"What are you wearing now?" I asked.
"These..." she said and held up her feet to show me the big pink elephant slippers she was wearing.
"Seriously? You're in the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth program, you're so smart that they want you to take the SAT's and you're going to show up in pink elephant slippers??? Are you serious??" I would've done a face palm had I not been driving.
These: in pink.   Image courtesy of Amazon.com








Thank goodness my mother-in-law had the same size foot at my 12 year old daughter, and she was able to lend her a pair. But I still would've loved to have seen the faces on the high school kids, looking at this little 12 year old girl in pink elephant slippers showing up for the SATs.

***Y'all be sure to check out Teri's blog! It's friggin' great! Snarkfest ***

16 comments:

  1. Bwahahahahahahaha!!!

    This is too funny!

    Great post, Teri!

    Welcome to the Team!

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  2. They would have thought she was awfully cute or some sort of eccentric genius :-)

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    1. I got a feeling that this apple (the kid) didn't fall too far from the tree (Teri).

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    2. Evil genius was my thinking.

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    1. Your taste in footwear is impeccible.

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  4. Thats hysterical! I would have made her wear them.....

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    1. She would've if her grandmother had smaller feet.

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  5. There's a part of me that wishes she wore them ... for the "I'm just a kid taking this big ol' test" kind of thing. :)

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  6. I don't know about her grandma, but if it was mine Im pretty sure I would have chose to wear the pink elephant slippers LOL

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  7. HA HA HA!! Personally, I think cozy footwear is the key to a good SAT score, but what do I know?! ;)-Ashley

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  8. She totally would have rocked the slippers--just like the SAT! Go Mini-Teri!

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  9. Fun story. Nice job on your first post. Toby better behave himself and treat you right here!

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    1. For fear of getting my ass kicked, Phil, I shall be very nice to Snarky.

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