I have mixed feelings about parents evenings, on one hand I like them as I get to hear about how well the children are doing, on the other I am a bit of a loose cannon.
I was listening to my eldest's teacher talking about the focus on the SATS exams and my brain decided it had to voice an opinion. Now in my mind I was constructing a critique to show my dislike for the SATS.......instead I reclined back into my seat and this came out.
Me: "well I have to let you know that I don't give a rat's ass about the SATS"
I had a smile on my face as I delivered my well constructed opinion, I felt like the whole corridor had gone quiet, a flock of birds had been disturbed and everyone in the school stopped moving.
After a few seconds of awkward silence the teacher spoke, my husband had a confused look on his face.
After a pause I clarified that I wouldn't be putting any pressure on my eldest for government statistics. The teacher seemed to have a similar opinion thankfully.
But why on earth did I say "a rat's ass"?????
I could have said, I don't believe in putting 10/11 year olds under pressure,
I could have said, it's ok we aren't too worried,
oh no......that's right.....I don't give a rat's ass.
I mentioned that I might not be around after school as much as I'm back to uni next week.
I don't think she gave a rat's ass. :)