Please bear with me as I vent a little. I just received an email from my daughter's pricipal regarding her receiving a 4 hour Saturday detention. Guess what it is for? Just take a few wild guesses. You guys will never guess this. I'm so fuckin mad, I can't even put it into words. She wasn't wearing a hat and gloves yesterday when she got off the bus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It didn't matter that she wears a heavy carhart coat with a hood, and had gloves in her pockets. They yelled at her because she wasn't using them. They were calling all the kids aside who didn't have them on. When in the hell did it become the schools business, that kids be properly outfitted before walking out to the bus. The girl is 14 fucking years old, has a head of hair thicker than mine, and those of you that know me, know I got ALOT of hair. ;D She knows when she's cold!!! They're treating these kids like they're 3 and can't make their own decisions. If she freezes her ass off, it's her own fault that she didn't wear her gloves. I'm contemplating my rebuttal, so any responses that are appropriate, yet get the point across would be appreciated. I am going to respond and let them know that she will NOT be attending her detention, but want to make it perfectly clear, that we are still her parents, and therefore responsible for her safety. Maybe mom and dad and big brother should have to sit with her too, because I didn't even wear a coat yesterday to work. I thought that detention was for disciplinary purposes. When did not wearing proper winter attire become a school offense. It's not like they go out for recess anymore. Thanks for listening... :-* I am SOOOOOOO pissed.