Thursday, September 9, 2010

Sick babies, and superior teachers.

My poor 13 month old is sick with bronchitis. It's not the first time and it certainly won't be the last. My husband gets it and so does my other son. Its hereditary. It's so sad cause he has a runny nose he looks miserable and coughs all morning and night long. Does being sick seem to bother him though. No way. He's up and about running around right now. I'm surprised he has so much energy from coughing all night long. Guess it didn't seem to wake him up only me. I feel like I'm the one sick even though I just got over it. We mom take it upon ourselves to feel our babies misery. Or what should be. If I have to feel his pain and sickness I want to feel his energy too. I'll take the cons but give me some pros!

       Last night I went to go visit my 5 year old son's kindergarten class for open house. Now I'm already upset at the fact that last week we had run out of ziplock bags for his lunch. Well he wanted peaches since we went to the farmers market that day and got some. So all I had was some cling wrap. I put it in there well wrapped and told my son to put it in his backpack nicely. He obviously did not. I got a note home from school saying his snack was all over his folder(which is wipeable) and his snack needs to be in a ziploc bag. I bought some more ziploc bags while he was in school of course so getting this note made me very upset. This is the first time this happened and I don't know if she thinks I'm an idiot or not because I'm young. I looked at his folder and there was no sign that any peach was on it. I sent a note back saying I didn't realize we didn't have anymore ziploc bags (my husband also uses them for work so like he would tell me we were out) that day and that I of course bought some while he was at school and sorry if there was any mess. So, to last night the kids had some art work they cut out and painted on the walls. Well I guess my son messed up and cut the inside of what t hey were supposed to cut and not the outside so I guess he felt embarrassed and went to throw it away. The teacher said she explained to him that all he had to do was ask for help, BUT she did not hang his picture on the wall like the rest of the kids. I was infuriated. I didn't know what to say. So you tell him to ask for help but then don't put his on the wall like some sort of outcast? what is he supposed to think about that. She said," I didn't hang up his picture cause obviously..." cause obviously what? I wanted to give it to her right there. I was so extremely pissed off about it I didn't know what to do I was dumb founded. I don't know if I am over reacting or what. I wish I knew what the right thing to do in this situation. My instinct is telling me one thing, but me not wanting to be part of the young mother jerk off group I didn't say what I wanted to. I want to write a letter and tell her how upset i was but I just don't know. I don't want her to get upset and treat my son differently, but I want her to know how upset I was as well.

6 comments:

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It is hard to know where to draw the line in dealing with your child's teacher, I know. I do think I would have insisted his picture get put on the wall. This is a kindergarden class, afterall.

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Hi...I'm following you from MBC. You had every right to be upset. Based on your post, the teacher was completely out of line. But, sometimes as parents we have to choose the delivery and timing of our messages wisely. Instead of writing the teacher a letter to describe how “angry” you are, write from the prospective of your child: How her act of exclusion made him feel. Offer her a “next time” solution and make sure that you cc: the director or principle of the school (so that your concern goes in her personnel file for future reference). I hope this helps.

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