Monday, March 29, 2010

I sassed off....shocking I know

My baby girl has a strong personality, a strong sense of self and a great love for order in all things she encounters. I love that she has gumption, that she doesn't  let anyone push her around. Apparently not everyone finds her as amusing and lovable as I do.  


For the past several weeks (all school year) baby girl has been in a pre-school class of all boy's (until last week when a new little girl started). Baby girl, having 2 big brothers, knows how to handle herself.....and I guess everyone else around her. Her teachers have been informing me for weeks at pick up about which boy she bossed around, which boy she told to eat his lunch or stop pulling things off the walls, telling which teacher to pick something up and the list goes on. It was a cute story the first 2 times. Now it is just old. Every day they have some story for me about something she did and if there is no story, when I ask how her day was I get "Well, good but she sure is bossy". Finally I turn to her teacher and say "well, isn't it good she can hold her own, women need to learn to stand up for themselves" her teacher in her best I'm gonna humor you because I have to voice say's "well, I guess"....




I made a major mistake in this scenario, can you spot it.......


I continued to ask how her day was at pick up......ROOKIE MISTAKE! 


So I have stopped, I pick her up and say "glad she had a great day! See you next week" 


This week though, I got one comment too many and lost it (a little, there were 2 year olds around)




Here's the scene....


Baby girl's little boyfriend's birthday in class. All of the kiddos sitting at the table, 2 teachers and 2 other mom's. Her teacher say's "Oh baby girl was telling all the kids what to do today, she blah blah blah blah" she went on and on one of my mom-a-like's was sitting at the table and gives me the eye (you know the are you gonna lose your shit at her now eye) 




I looked at this woman and in my best "I'm saying this as nice as I can but if you don't back off my tone is gonna change real quick" and I said " You know what, I love that my girl has moxie, I want her to be confident and stand up for herself and do you know any man that DOESN'T"T need a woman to tell him what to do?" 






Here is the real reason this makes me so mad.....I spend a lot of money for my kid to attend this school, like I could buy new Jimmy Choo's every month kinda money. What I spend a year I could abandon my kids for a month and hide on a Greek Island. 








As far as I'm concerned she should be blowing rainbows and unicorns up my you know what. 




Cornify



(Go ahead click the link above, more than once, you'll see what I mean) 


I really feel like they should be able to find 1 nice thing to say about my kid when I pick her up. She's not beating anyone up (yet) she's not hitting or biting, she is merely helping them do their job and quit frankly, they should probably be giving me a tuition discount for it 




Now a lot of my fellow pre school mom's read my blog so I hope you will respect my Vegas blog rules and not go ratting me out to the director for complaining about my teacher. 


Remember What happens in Crazyville stay's in Crazyville (or I drop my kids off at your house, all of them) 
                                           






                                            


9 comments:

Rebecca said...

Oh my...that teacher didn't know what was coming, did she?

Busymomsteph said...

I applaud your restraint!! Don't feel bad, I hit my limit on Friday with on of the twins teachers after her sending one to many emails about how I need to talk to my child about behaving in her class.( which I have done) but the whole If you're not good I'm gonna tell your mom will only get you so far with a bunch of 7 yr olds. Yeah maybe she could talk to him about cleaning his room for me! Oddly enough she hasn't emailed me back.. we'll see what happens next.

Anonymous said...

TOO TRUE! We lasted eight weeks at one preschool until I left in tears clutching my 3 year old son who was also in tears! The teacher complained about him every day of the week until I finally said "Did he do anything right today?" and left and never came back.

Leiah said...

I loathe passive aggressive people and this is definitely what she was doing. No, she wasn't demeaning or belittling Baby Girl but she was giving you a dig every time. Ugh!

Acting Balanced Mom said...

I am so understanding where baby girl is... that was me growing up... I think the teacher needs to learn to channel the inner bossy and make it work for her... she's missing out on opportunities :)

I've gotta say that it sounds like baby girl may have already outgrown the preschool teacher's capabilities... hmm...

Danifred said...

That teacher is lucky that's all she got.
I've had a similar issue (which I can't go into now) with the negativity about my kid. If I'm paying you, you should at least find SOMETHING nice to say about my spirited little girl!

Cara Mamma said...

Maybe we should make you a name tag before you go into these things: "Don't say I didn't warn you: I say what I think, no matter who you are."

Rebekah @ Mom-In-A-Million said...

There's a bossy little girl at our daycare who used to make my son lie down while she covered him with a blanket and patted his back like she was putting him to sleep. I thought it was AWESOME and I would consider letting him marry her if he weren't already engaged to my best friend's daughter. Bossy girls RULE!

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

I never been one bite my tonuge either. Especially when it comes to my children.