It is 6:21am and Diana and Calypso are already on the bus. How obscene. We are back to school today. My children are less than thrilled for not only the traditional reasons. Diana is a senior this year and is particularly unhappy because our public school has opted to start requiring uniforms. They didn't notify retailers early enough to insure a decent stock available for purchase. It's been less than fun trying to even find stores carrying the required garb. Isaac, doesn't much care about the policy. Calypso is horrified about the lack of trendiness but sees the lack of time she'll need deciding what to wear as more time she can spend either in bed or fussing over hair and makeup. Diana is in a fury.
Since she is a senior there is some sense of pressure about her future career plans for the sake of declaring a major when she applies to various colleges and universities. She is struggling to decide between nursing and education. I think there is a very natural third option, which she is overlooking. Tell me if you disagree.
Shortly after the uniform code was announced she told me. "I have read the policy front to back. There is nothing in it that specifically prohibits me from wearing my uniform inside out. I'll be doing that in protest of this idiocy."
I'm a bit shocked that she has never considered the legal profession.