On Wednesday morning, I asked myself one of the big parenting questions of our time….
Is it acceptable to bring a cup of coffee on a school tour?
My husband and I are currently looking at public and private school options for my daughter Dylan. This means an abundance of school tours across the city. So the coffee question is at the very front of my caffeine-starved mind.
Is it inappropriate in some way? Like showing up to a job interview in jeans, with an Egg McMuffin and a newspaper?
Somehow it just felt wrong.
But as I trudged down Hudson street, at 8:20 on Wednesday morning, to attend my first Kindergarten public school tour, I felt the desperate need for a little caffeine.
I decided to grab a small cup and toss it if it seemed disrespectful in anyway.
When I arrived at the school, all the parents were ushered into a big room and one of the parent coordinators stood up to welcome us to P.S. 3.
He had dyed red hair.
8 thick, silver rings on his fingers.
And he was holding a cup of coffee.
Ok, I was definitely in the clear.
Then I looked around at the other parents and spotted actor Paul Rudd, also holding a coffee.
Now I’m way in the clear.
If Paul Rudd can drink coffee, I can certainly drink coffee. Isn’t that the celebrity transitive property or something?
Speaking of celeb sightings, the other day I strolled past Debra Messing of “Will and Grace” fame. How funny and entertaining and sassy and red headed is she? I just love her. I am so glad I was wearing lipstick. Can you just imagine seeing Debra Messing and your lips are all naked and chapped?
I spotted her on 12th street, in front of Industria Studio, in full hair and makeup, wearing a bathrobe and smoking a cigarette.
I guess she was on a break and in the middle of a wardrobe change for some kind of shoot.
They drink coffee! They wear bathrobes! They smoke cigarettes!
They really are just like us!
Why do I ever doubt US Magazine?
mama bird notes:
As many of you know, my friend Kristin recently lost her husband Mario to cancer. Next week, I am joining her, and their 4-year-old daughter Julia for the Light The Night Walk.
The walk pays tribute to the thousands of patients battling blood cancers and remembers the ones who have lost their lives. Please consider donating on Kristin’s page.
Also this month, Silicon Valley Moms Group has partnered with DonorsChoose.org, to help spread the word about the lack of funding and support needed for our public schools. Through DonorsChoose.org, teachers request what they need and explain how the money will benefit their classroom. Please consider giving a donation (even a small amount) to one of the following regions…
Thanks mama birds!