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1 Sarah (@scunning) August 21, 2009 at 9:11 pm

I am proud to say that as a former teacher I never wore one of those. However, out of the 20 teachers in that school, 6 of them were regulars to that store.


2 Amanda of Shamelessly Sassy August 21, 2009 at 9:13 pm

In school, I had a series of teachers that made their own applique holiday vests and various other handsewn vests. These need to be highlighted on here. Seriously, leave your homemade vest and denim jumper at home. That shit is for the birds.
.-= Amanda of Shamelessly Sassy´s last blog ..Inspiration and First Days =-.


3 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] August 21, 2009 at 9:18 pm

ohhhh yessssssssss

don’t you worry – the holidays are approaching, and there’s a plethora of holiday-themed TINOk posts ahead.


4 The Mother Tongue August 22, 2009 at 11:36 pm

omg YES. I used to be a preschool teacher, and I wanted to facepalm every single time I saw those horrific appliqued sweaters. And the jumpers. Ye gods, the jumpers.
.-= The Mother Tongue´s last blog ..Idle hands are the tool of Microsoft =-.


5 Ginny August 21, 2009 at 9:15 pm

I just kept saying “No. No. Oh god, no!” as I scrolled down. I’m gobsmacked than anyone outside a religious compound wears those.

And now, I’m secretly hoping my kid’s teacher is wearing one on the first day…
.-= Ginny´s last blog ..A Letter to My Child’s Teacher, Whom I Suspect Is a Sadist =-.


6 Mama Bub August 21, 2009 at 10:09 pm

Don’t forget the Christmas sweaters with full size Christmas light dangly earrings!
.-= Mama Bub´s last blog ..A glimpse into my marriage… =-.


7 Tara R. August 21, 2009 at 11:38 pm

Both my kids had a kindergarten teacher who was a preferred customer at the “Denim Jumper Applique #1 Teacher in the Universe” store. Her whole family was extremely creepy.
.-= Tara R.´s last blog ..SkyWatch Friday ~ 15 =-.


8 cindy w August 22, 2009 at 12:06 am

My husband is British & refers to all sweaters (like, fleece hoodies, cable-knit pullovers, whatever) as jumpers. Drives me insane, because jumper to me = those atrocities featured above, not the cute little cardigan I pulled on before leaving the house.

But seriously. The one with pants & buttons down to the crotch? Just… wow.
.-= cindy w´s last blog ..weighty issues =-.


9 flutter August 22, 2009 at 3:39 am

Jesus. Why.
.-= flutter´s last blog ..I can roar =-.


10 tena August 22, 2009 at 8:34 am

Those are great- so I guess Your GFTK doesn’t sell those, huh?
.-= tena´s last blog ..BLOG- the new four letter word =-.


11 Maria March 7, 2014 at 9:10 pm

I agree with your SIL. At lunch time I don’t eat until the kids are down for their naps and at dinner time I uslualy eat a few minutes after everyone else is done so dad can hold the baby while I eat. Though neither of those situations provide time for meal time conversations. I might try this whole, eating as a couple before/after the kids eat more often because… you’re right… gotta make time wherever you can. Thanks for the comments!!!!


12 Krys August 22, 2009 at 9:46 am

uh…#1+2 thumbs down
#3 can work for some cases but..
#4 should be bleached, soiled upon, then burned. then the ashes should be buried in a landfill where it belongs.


13 Dea August 22, 2009 at 10:53 am

Dude – that third one is PANTS??? So wrong, on so many levels.
.-= Dea´s last blog ..Nothing Worthwhile is Ever Easy =-.


14 Kimmy August 22, 2009 at 11:37 pm

Aww, that makes me miss middle school! I went to Catholic school for elementary school, where most of my teachers were nuns. Thus, I was not introduced to denim jumper applique until middle school. I have fond memories of some of my favorite teachers sporting horrendous denim numbers. Ah, the memories.
.-= Kimmy´s last blog ..Some things you don’t forget =-.


15 fidget August 22, 2009 at 11:38 pm

I went to parent night and one of the the kindy teachers silently screamed I WEAR APPLIQUE despite being forced to wear a school spirit shirt that night. If you looked right at her, you could see the visions of holiday sweaters dancing in her head. Was so glad when DD was put in a different class
.-= fidget´s last blog ..Heath care reform, have your opinion heard =-.


16 pgoodness August 23, 2009 at 12:24 am

My step mother was a 3rd grade teacher and totally would have loved any of those. Oh, who am I kidding? She would wear ANY of those today, happily!! It’s just wrong.
.-= pgoodness´s last blog ..The Eve of 6 =-.


17 Mountain Momma August 23, 2009 at 4:02 pm

My son starts kindergarten next week and if his teacher is wearing one of those jumpers I think we will switch schools.
.-= Mountain Momma´s last blog ..Can I tell you something? =-.


18 Secret Agent Mama August 23, 2009 at 9:28 pm

Is it wrong that I kinda like these?

Ok, Ok, I hate them!
.-= Secret Agent Mama´s last blog ..Weekly Winners {Ze Kidz Edition} =-.


19 Jeanette August 24, 2009 at 9:24 am

You are kidding!! How awful!!
.-= Jeanette´s last blog ..Newtown on a Sunday morning =-.


20 Habbala August 24, 2009 at 12:24 pm

Bless her little Oregonian soul, my boss wears jumpers. But she’s just so darn cute.
.-= Habbala´s last blog ..My BFF is GETTING MARRIED =-.


21 Fear and Parenting in Las Vegas August 24, 2009 at 2:44 pm

We were jumper-free this morning. Trust me. I was thanking my lucky stars!
.-= Fear and Parenting in Las Vegas´s last blog ..Because I care… =-.


22 Momo Fali August 24, 2009 at 6:30 pm

We call those people “pumpkin sweaters”, because every damn one of them has at least one sweater with a pumpkin on it.
.-= Momo Fali´s last blog ..Random Realizations: Anniversary Edition =-.


23 Lauren August 24, 2009 at 11:25 pm

Ohhh NOoooooooooooooooooooooooooo.
.-= Lauren´s last blog ..My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard. =-.


24 Kelley @ Magnetoboldtoo August 25, 2009 at 5:59 am

Holy mother of God.

In highschool we had a teacher who was obsessed with penguins. And wore ‘jumpers’ with penguins on them all the damn time. Even in the sweltering summer.

(in Australia a jumper is a sweater. Or a kangaroo. Either one works)


25 Karen Hartzell, Graco August 26, 2009 at 5:45 pm

I had a prev WW leader that was a high school teacher that wore jumpers like that! She was the sweetest person and I so wanted to submit her to “What not to wear”, but how do you do that without offending? So I let it go. We will not venture into the world of holiday sweaters.


26 Anny March 7, 2014 at 7:37 pm

We never ever ate together at the dnienr table when it was just my husband and I we only started once the boy started to eat solids. I think the main reason it works so well for us is that: 1) we did the Baby-Led Weaning method of introducing solids which means no spoon feeding, baby does it all for themselves so we could all eat at the same time 2) he sits in the high chair for a decent amount of time allowing us to finish our meal. It’s just part of the nighttime routine now!


27 Pocklock September 17, 2009 at 9:47 pm

Angie. I think Michelle Duggar’s closet puked on your blog.
.-= Pocklock´s last blog ..Step One =-.


28 Ruthie July 14, 2012 at 10:12 pm

The only thing that’s not OK on this page is YOU, sitting judgement on what teachers (or anyone else) should and should not wear, for heaven’s sake. Good grief, a comfortable old denim jumper hurts you in what way? I’m not a teacher, and I only ever had one blue jumper that I wore sparingly, but I just don’t get where you get off being so opinionated about other people’s clothing. I’m also not too crazy about your crazy ass way of writing either. It makes you cool? Young? Hip? Hot? Daring? Better than everyone else? I’d go for “better than everyone else.” Unless you’ve improved since 2009, get over yourself.


29 Ruthie July 14, 2012 at 10:14 pm

P.S. Your stupid pictures don’t work, fallen off, lost in cyberspace.


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