One morning I was called to pick up my son at the school nurse’s office.

When I walked through the main entrance, I noticed a woman, curlers in her hair, wearing pajamas. “Why are you dressed like that?” I asked her.

“I told my son,” she explained, “that if he ever did anything to embarrass me, I would embarrass him back. He was caught cutting school. So now I’ve come to spend the day with him!”

Vocabulary Help

  • pick up – pegar
  • son – filho
  • nurse – enfermeira
  • through – através
  • curlers in her hair – rolos no cabelo
  • pajamas – pijamas
  • dressed – vestida
  • tell (tell, told, told) – contar, falar para
  • catch (catch, caught, caught) – pegar
  • cutting school – matando aula
  • spend (spend, spent, spent) the day – passar o dia