Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Ugly Parent

I'm going to be the ugly parent today. The elementary where my kids go to school is going to hate me after this morning. (Not as if they haven't already thought that a time or two, but...)
Last week, middle pneumonia daughter's first week back to school, I sent a note to the P.E. teacher, telling her that Cam was NOT to run the mile. That was their mission for the week. So, Tuesday, her gym day, I wrote a lengthy note. I told the teacher that if she had any concerns, questions, or issues with the note, that she should contact the office to see Cam's doctor note AND email me immediately. Well, the teacher made her "speed walk" the mile. This is for a kid who hadn't eaten a full meal in over ten days. She was on an inhaler, cough medicine, antibiotics, etc. I was HOT!
So, I was informed by Cam that today is the same deal. Running the mile. She is better, but I really do not want her getting that overheated, ya know? Am I wrong, here? She is still coughing at night. She doesn't feel great, you can see it in her eyes. They are glassy and she gets very grumpy by the end of the day due to pure exhaustion. So, I am going to get ugly.
I am sending an email to the principal AND the P.E. teacher. I am having the teacher send Cam to the office for gym class. She can sit and read. And if they have a problem with it, they can call me immediately. I will march out to that school and be the ugliest parent around if I have to. Running the mile at this stage in her life is not critical. She'll have plenty of chances to do it many more times when she doesn't want to, throughout her long life. So, here I come.

4 comments:

Candi said...

EVERY right to be pissed. I would be too! Speed walking... That's crap.

Amy said...

It has been my experience that children (and their parents) are seen as deceitful if for any reason a child is to be excused from physical education, even if only briefly. I think there must be a required course at Gym Teacher University where they are all taught that if anyone is to be excused, it MUST be because they are fat and lazy and that there is NO acceptable reason to give a child a break.

Kick ass.

Queen Bug said...

You have every right to be angry especially when she has a doctors note so it's not like you're making up some BS about her not doing it just b/c you don't want her too. She's sick and it's a medical reason.

Put on your cape and jumpsuit..Go Supermom! Moms like you are awesome.

aka Brandi said...

Oooooh! I've been out to lunch and missed the drama!

High FIVE, girlfriend! I HATE it when teachers think they know what's best for your child and go against your wishes. (Happened to me once or twice.)