Dear Mrs. Moochie’s Kindergarten Teacher:
A Note to the Teacher
OK, so I didn’t think things through. I’m not second-guessing my decision to take my daughter to a show featuring glamazon drag queens, but maybe I should have considered the fact that 5 year olds will spill all the family secrets if given the opportunity. Not that she should have kept it a secret. Unless maybe she should have.
Because she jumped off the school bus and told me you wanted me to write to tell you what show, exactly, I took her to. Mooch said she didn’t remember the name, but she did tell you that it had “boys dressed up as girls, and you could see their belly buttons.” You were, perhaps understandably, a bit concerned.
Now I know there wasn’t time to pursue the matter what with all the leprechaun-based learning scheduled this week (seriously now — 3 days?), but Moochie could have told you her basic take on the theme of La Cage, which is “you should always be who you are.” She also noted that “the son was wrong to try to make his other father, the one who dressed like a girl, be different.”
You know, I take it back. I think a La Cage aux Folles unit would be a good idea. You might have to cut back a smidge on classroom time devoted to groundhog, valentine and leprechaunian study, but I think you’ll come to agree that the benefits will outweigh the drawbacks.
Moochie’s Reprobate Mom
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