Location: Palm Beach County, Florida, United States

Recently have been told I look like Mary Ann from Gilligan's Island. I hadn't heard that in years, but that is a good place to start as to what I look like, although she had a better bod. I have three boys and have been married for 13 years. Born of a Navy family, in Hawaii, one Mom, one Dad, one sister and one brother. The eldest of three children. BS in Applied Mathematics. Consider Pensacola my home town although I moved every 2-3 years of my life growing up. Currently work in the aerospace industry in an engineering position while being a Mom. Of Celtic heritage and very proud of it.

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Trying to Take the High Road

I had Son#3 'evaluated' today from a woman in our Public School system who does this for a living... as well as teaches Kindergartners and First Graders how to read. He tested out at 5 years and 5 months. Amazing. My kid is 3 days ahead of his evaluation... he's 5 years 4 months and 27 days.

His teacher can kiss my A$s.

I spoke to his pre-school teacher from last year as well as another teacher who knows him and they both told me that I would do a huge injustice to listen to his current teacher and ever consider holding him back. I wasn't considering it.

His teacher can kiss my A$s.

Today she said to me, "He sure is a talker. We know on a day that Son#3 is absent, our day would be very quiet." I did not take that as a compliment. I took it personally.

His teacher can kiss my A$s.

It is going to be extraorinarily difficult for me to be civil to her. My gut instinct is to throw his evaluation in her face and tell her what I think of this 'specialist' that joined us in our conference. But I will attempt to take the high road with that whole saying about honey vs. lemons and bees.

But for now, whenever I see her, I smile sweetly, say nice things, but repeatedly in my mind, over and over and over, I say:

You can Kiss My A$s.


Blogger Amanda said...

So Bou, I'm not quite sure, do you like the teacher or not? You should really just say what you mean! ;) muwahahaha (my evil laugh)

1:27 AM  
Blogger Tammi said...

Not gonna be easy, and I give you huge kudos for that. Heck, I'm not even the Mom and I want to tell her off.

6:18 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

If there is a way to change classes, do it. My son had a kindegarten teacher (at a Catholic school) who was just horrid. He still remembers kindegarten as his worst year in school ever, even now that he is a sophomore in college.

She told me umpteen times that he was too immature for kindegarten. Arggghhh! I know just how you feel!!!

6:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LW Here. If you can switch classes, do it. A teacher like that can do tremendous harm, and will never, ever consider or admit that they may be wrong. After all, she is doing it "for the children." Feh.

7:57 AM  
Blogger Ogre said...

Oh come on, just tell her! Go ahead, you can do it!

Oh, okay, I guess you can't. I'm with the others -- look for a way to move him from that class.

8:29 AM  
Blogger Anita said...

I don't think I'd let the Wicked Witch of the West get anywhere near my a$$. Maybe let her kiss your big toe or something . . .

9:02 AM  
Blogger Quality Weenie said...

I had problems with my Kindergarten teacher also. My parents tried but they couldn't get me switched to the other class so I was stuck and had problems all year. Got a great 1st and 2nd grade teacher, 3rd grade I was suppose to have the same teacher as I had in kindergarten, my parents moved so fast I don't know if the school knew what hit them. I didn't end up in her class ever again.

9:33 AM  
Blogger Caltechgirl said...

Just get him out of there and realize that this is one of "those" teachers. I'm guessing your son is bright and probably a little bored in her underachieving class. See if you can put him somewhere that will challenge him and play up his strengths while working to improve his weaknesses. At least she didn't try to force you to put him on ritalin..... He deserves better than that.

2:35 PM  

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