A mum has gone viral aftering posting an open letter to her daughter's school online.
She decided to take a stand after her daughter was given a detention for wearing incorrect uniform. Instead of taking the punishment on the chin, the mum invited the principal to come shopping to show how hard it can be to buy clothes that fit and also meet the strict uniform guidelines.
‘Thank you for sending a note home for the second day in a row to say my daughter was dressed inappropriately for school.' the letter began.
‘I’d like to offer an additional thank you for forcing her to change into large mesh shorts that have been worn by God-only-knows-who and potentially never washed.
‘To reward you for treating my daughter with such concern, I am cordially inviting you to take my daughter shopping.’
‘Here are the tricky areas that are most difficult to avoid. As per your policy, she cannot wear tank tops. Shorts and skirts must not extend to the end of the fingertips (this is a toughie.)
‘So, if I were you (and I’m glad I’m not) I’d focus on the shorts first. She has very long fingers which seem to make finding shorts that won’t get her sent to the principal’s office impossible (on the bright side the piano teacher says those fingers are an asset.).
‘I’d schedule a few afternoons and weekends for this endeavour. I can tell you from experience that just heading to the mall, Target and the outlets won’t cut it. Not much for her there. I’ve already checked.
‘Please try to stay within a reasonable budget. We can’t spend a fortune on her wardrobe. She is still growing after all.’
This will certainly make for one very interesting parent teacher interview!