Any parent who has endured a morning rush to get children off to school on time with food in their bellies and clothes on their backs should sympathize with a Texas mom and her son’s wardrobe .
When Anthony McCullar returned home from a day at his school last week, his mother, Shelley was able to take in the full image of the shirt he had worn to Travis Elementary that morning, and it was not the McDonald’s logo she originally had thought.
Posted by Shelly McCullar on Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Instead, the young boy’s shirt, with the tagline, “I’m lovin it,” was a McDonald’s parody that was actually a pair of parted women’s legs wearing heels, and not the food chain’s iconic golden arches.
“I promise from now on to monitor what my kids are wearing!” McCullar wrote in an apologetic Facebook post. “I had no idea Anthony wore this to school.”
Apparently, the young boy had retrieved the shirt from a box of hand-me-down clothing that McCullar had received from a friend but had not screened.
“Just to clarify, I would never let my kid wear something like this. A friend had given me some hand-me-down clothes for Anthony,” she wrote in the post which has gone viral. “I haven’t had the chance to completely go through them. I will tonight though!”
The mother shared her “embarrassment” at having let her son wear the shirt, and offered her “sincere apologies to the teachers and staff” at Travis Elementary.
Anthony, however, said that it seemed his teachers were oblivious to the inappropriate image on his shirt, telling his mother in the video replies that “they thought it was like McDonald’s too.”
The post generated nearly 90,000 reactions on Facebook and over 46,000 comments, mostly from others who felt McCullar’s embarrassment but thought the incident was quite funny.
“Omg I would have died!” wrote one Facebook user and another added, “Parenting 101.”
“Well handled Mom ?. Things happen and it appears this was a simple mistake,” wrote another. “The more important issue is how you addressed this mistake. You took accountability and stated your intentions going forward. Great lesson your teaching your son. If only we had more parents like you.”