"I Gotta Deal With A Teen Who Has A Problem With Me Wearing Leggings"

There were tears when Sherri Shepherd found out that the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) pushed back the return date for students until May 1, 2020. The celebrity mom’s son, Jeffrey Tarpley, was not the one crying, though. Sherri was the one in tears upon hearing the news.


“I just found out that the Los Angeles Unified School District is pushing school back to May 1st,” Shepherd said in a hilarious video in which she pretended to cry about the extended school closures in Los Angeles County. “Jeffrey is going to be here for the rest of March, and he’s going to be doing online schooling for all of May,” the celebrity mom said. “He’s going to be doing online schooling for all of April,” she corrected. “And we’re going to be together 24/7 until the first of May.”

Jeffrey walked in on his mom’s video post and immediately expressed annoyance in her reaction. “You’ll be fine,” the teen said.

Sherri Shepherd has home schooled her son in leggings these past few days, which is something that Jeffrey cannot appreciate.

“Moms shouldn’t be able to wear leggings,” Jeff said in a video post. “They’re not meant for moms,” the teen reiterated. “Like, how old are you,” he asked.

“With everything going on in the world … viruses and social distance … a toilet paper shortage for goodness sake,” Sherri told her Instagram fans in a post. “I gotta deal with a teen who has a problem with me wearing leggings,” she exclaimed. “This boy is about to get put out,” Shepherd mused.

Sherri Shepherd joins millions of parents throughout the country in home schooling children who are accustomed to learning from teachers in a traditional classroom setting. Superintendent Austin Beutner of the LAUSD addressed parents with an update on how the district is dealing with the coronavirus pandemic on Monday (March 23).

“I wish I could tell you it will all be back to normal sometime soon but it does not look like that will be the case,” Beutner said in a letter. “Schools will remain closed through May 1st and we will provide additional updates well before May 1st on what will come next,” the superintendent said.

Shonda Rhimes joined other celebrities in saluting teachers after home schooling their kids last week. “[I’ve] been homeschooling a 6-year-old and 8-year-old for one hour and 11 minutes,” Rhimes tweeted last Monday. “Teachers deserve to make a billion dollars a year,” she added. “Or a week,” Rhimes said.

Stay tuned for more celebrity homeschooling stories!

Photo: Sherri Shepherd/Instagram



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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