My family and I live in a small town. We are about 30 miles away from Hartford (which is the major City close by). My son's school was holding parent teacher conferences this past week and Wednesday at 5:20 was our time!
My husband picked up our son and I was going to meet them there. I was late of course, TRAFFIC! Anyway, when I got there the parking lot was full so I had to park on the street. This would be my first time going to my son's school in niqab let alone hijab, so that walk up to the door was a scary moment. As I walked in the front door I saw that they had set up a book fair and there were about 30 people looking at the displays. Well when I walked in, it went silent. People stopped what they were doing to look at me. As I continued along the group of people parted like the red sea! Mothers snatching their children out of my way... it was amazing. I kept walking and encountered more double takes and mouth-agape stares as I made my way to my son's classroom. When I got to the classroom I went right in, and got the same kind of look from his teacher. She and I have had issue before so I'm sure she was shocked by how I dressed. Anyway, the highlight of the evening was when my son said... look at mommy's clothes, isn't she pretty!
I'm wondering how my little town will take this invasion! I am looking forward to seeing the next town newspaper, perhaps there will be a letter to the editor about the veiled women at the elementary school! :)