You know, when I went in to teaching, I knew I'd have to deal with some odd things. Like on my first day of my first year of teaching, a boy sharted his pants after eating taco salad. Or the time I broke up a fight in the hallway and had enough weave on my sweater to make a Barbie wig.
But I don't think much prepared me for the newest fashion craze our boys have gone through. For the most part, they all wear shorts or pants, a t-shirt or polo, and some Sperrys or tennis shoes. We have one or two boys who like to sag their pants, but that's not really a big thing around here anymore.
And then one day, a kid walked in to my class wearing the male equivalent of daisy dukes. I didn't know what to think. Did his dad recently pass away and he was wearing a pair of his old shorts? Did his family lose their house in a fire and that's all Goodwill had in his size? I couldn't wrap my brain around the fact that an 8th grade boy would actually choose to wear salmon colored short shorts. Shorts so short, I'm pretty sure they break the 5" dress code rule.
Allow me to show you what our boys are wearing...Chubbies.
Seriously, what in the world? I think what makes it the most awkward and hilarious (to laugh at, not with), is these scrawny leg boys hiking up their shorys and doing the Captain Morgan to girls. And, bless them, these girls have 4 more years of school with these little dorks - and then 4 years of college. Can you believe I actually overheard a group of 5 thirteen year old boys coordinating what color Chubbies they are going to wear tomorrow?
And more weird boys wearing Chubbies for your viewing