Wednesday, April 13, 2011

For the Record...

After putting my kid under hot lights and grilling him for several hours, I have learned the following: He feels his good name is being smeared. He did NOT talk to anyone. He DID, however, throw a piece of wadded up paper at the boy who threw them at his head first, but this was 20 minutes (or so, you know how 14-year-old-boy-time works) before the teacher got mad.

I told him he'd darned well better become the best behaved 9th grade Foods student this woman has ever seen in her 11 years in the Davis County School District or he'll end up with a triple-U in conduct like some kids did last year. And I won't be laughing at that.

But I WAS laughing last night.  David kept telling Josh not to "distrub" him, and I was rolling. I'm afraid we all laughed a little too hard and I'm feeling a wee bit guilty. After all, this poor woman has to teach junior high kids all day every day, and that's enough to make me want to nominate her for a major award.  And I told Josh that he has a responsibility to learn to show respect for each and every one of his teachers, even when they seem unreasonable.  It's a necessary life lesson, and one I'd rather have him learn in Foods class than when dealing with a nasty boss.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

The fact is you laughed at the teacher and her spelling and grammar errors in front of your child. Even though you did make a point of talking to him about respecting all of his teachers, you undermined that lecture by making fun of her yourself.

Kerri said...

You're totally right, and I feel bad about it. Lesson learned.

Kerri said...

Oh, but you didn't have to be anonymous. I can handle criticism from people I know. :)

Shannon said...

Eh, I'm a teacher and I would have laughed about it too. Just because you laughed about her typos doesn't mean that Josh doesn't understand that he has to be respectful. She sounds like she shouldn't be teaching junior high. Someone mixed her rice and she's about to pop an aneurysm? Seriously. Whip out a bowl and pour in a couple scoops of new rice and get on with your day, lady.

Lisa said...

We are a tiny bit irreverent at our house, so I'm afraid we would have laughed too...and then had the same conversation about respect and authority. It's important that he understands consequences no matter how trivial it might seem, just as you taught him. Sounds like a good kid suddenly found himself caught up in a not so good situation...great lesson for him though!

Hayes Family said...

I can't stop laughing. Honestly, not sure what's funnier...I'm loving stories about this teacher. Everyone knows 9th grade boys only take foods so they can eat during school.

But Mr. Anonymous is pretty hilarious. Forget the teacher's mistakes, how about teaching this putz how to write a complete sentence.

If kids can't laugh at things in life they may be forced to lead such a pathetic life that they go around reading blogs on people they don't even know....and worse yet....posting anonymous comments on them.

You're a great mom!!! I'm sure your children appreciate humor as well as the lessons on discipline.

Jessie Eyre said...

I started laughing at this post.

And then oddly, I started crying.

Don't worry, I'm not prego, but I guess it makes me think about how fast my boys are going to be big kids who might (okay, probably WILL) get in trouble. And it scares me.

Sounds like you handled the situation very well. As always. Love your posts. Hope Sophie is doing well if she started up gym again...

Hugs

Lara said...

I think you handled it well. I am so not looking forward to middle school/high school...not that I think Bria will give me trouble--it's the other two!

You're a good mom.