HH showing his blackish teeth from the cookie dye.
HH taking a bite off of the toy soldier's head!
The cookie decorating class was great, but missing my student. :( I called her on the way to her house, and of course the cell phone was, "temporarily disconnected." (This is quite a common theme in my school, or changing your cell phone number every other week.) I knew exactly where she lived, so I go knock on the door. I hear her younger sister inside yelling for mom. I wait about five minutes. I figured she might be getting ready, it was 9:15 in the morning, so I was being polite. I knock again, I hear the TV on in the background, and the same younger sibling yelling for her mom. I again wait several minutes. I knock a third time, to which I hear a man yell, "GO AWAY." I respond by saying I am Haley's teacher, and her mother and I had made arrangements for us to go out together today. I quickly wrote a note on a piece of paper and left. I was not taking a chance of letting him answer the door, because who knows how I would be greeted (or with what type of weapon).
I am sadden by these events. I have never had a parent cancel on me when I was doing something SPECIAL for THEIR kid, even the really crummy parents. Sometimes when you are nice you really get burned, but that is the chance you take.