Monday, August 31, 2009

This Doesn't Feel Good

A mom called my principal today to say she "DID NOT WANT HER DAUGHTER IN MY CLASS."

I have a lot of feelings about this

Hurt. Embarrassed. Annoyed. Mad. Disappointed. Shocked. Surprised.

But most of all, my feelings are hurt.

I said they weren't.

But they are.

I'd like to say I can let this roll off my shoulders.

But I can't.

I'd like to say I won't hold a grudge when I see her.

But I might.

I'd like to say it doesn't matter.

But it does.

I can't please everyone.

But I'd like to.

I remind myself that I am a good teacher and this is not a big deal.

But the reality is ...

someone thinks I'm not good enough for their child.

And quite frankly ...

It sucks.


Kelly M said...

I want you to be my child's teacher! The trouble is, um, I don't have a child to put in your classroom. You're a good teacher! And you're really pretty. I can't imagine why someone wouldn't want you to teach their child unless they're a little crazy and then they've just saved you a year of heartache trying to stay away from/keep happy crazy parent who won't leave you alone.

neely said...

come to robert frost...i know some moms who would love to have you as the teacher for their kids:)!!

marisabutterworth said...

She's an idiot and you are an amazing teacher. What I wouldn't GIVE to have you teach Liam. I know that you probably aren't looking for a pep talk. I will just say this... I may seem all sweet and nice but point her out and I'll take her down!!

Carlee Avery said...

Yes, we'll BOTH take her down!! I agree with Kelly: you were probably just saved from a 'Mother-Hover-er' Those ones are fun!! Your an amazing teacher - what I wouldnt DO to take Tanner out of the class he's in and put him in yours...never mind the fact you dont teach 3rd grade!
Your a wonderful teacher friend!

M Salazar said...

Yup, I've had a parent who didn't want her son in my class but the principal wouldn't budge and he ended up in my class anyways. But you know what? She ended up being my biggest parent supporter and classroom helper. You never know how it might turn out. Besides that, I'd want such an awesome teacher as you are as Lexi's teacher (and you know how picky us ex-teachers can be, especially me...) Happy first day of school tomorrow!

Bill said...

My dad taught public school for thirty years. I remember him once saying, "if you are in this to please everyone then you are in the wrong place. If EVERYONE is not pleased, you really ARE in the wrong place!

Faith said...

So sad. It just hurts to hear someone 'rejecting' you. Keep your chin up, kid. :)