Yeterday's email subject line from from my oldest girl's history teacher caught my eye:
Really? Sushi potluck? My girl will hate it, along with half of her peers, I'm sure, but, um, yum.
Rather atypical no? But there is a reason; this year the 7th grade is performing a dance from Japan in the greatly anticipated multicultural dance festival (Wtf, you ask? Why if she goes to a Spanish immersion school are they performing a Japanese dance?! I mean, Japan, last time I checked, does not have a large Spanish-speaking population.)
Good question -- I didn't get it either. Especially when my other daughter told me her class was performing a French dance. Huh??
But I've come to learn that this year there is a World Cup theme, so Japan (and France) kinda makes sense. I still think it's a strange pick, but whatever. I'm not in charge. I just read the emails. And show up and cheer.
I sometimes feel guilty about how little I volunteer at their school. I support it financially, and attend all the events, but I'm very rarely involved on campus, and only a little less rarely send my kids laden with goodies for parties and potlucks. (Judge me if you must.)
But this potluck? My response to the request below?
I also have TONS of plates and napkins, but utensils would be nice, especially if they were chopsticks.
Well, I've got them covered.
どういたしまして (You're welcome!)