- · I once had a mom bring her child late to class, call me into the hallway--during the middle of my lesson--and ask me to punish her child for oversleeping.
- · My worst case scenario was a mom who waited every day for me at dismissal "just to chat." It wasn't until the last few weeks of that school year that my Principal recognized the toll this was taking on me and stopped her at the door so I could get my work done. This is the same mom who showed-up unexpectedly at the movie theatre when our class went on a school trip. After the movie was over, as we exited the theatre, she was standing in the lobby waving to us.
- · And...even more insane, was the time this mom convinced my Principal we could celebrate her son's birthday in my class. You may think this isn't a big deal as we, and many elementary classes do celebrate birthdays. In this case, however, she had a full menu of snacks and goodie bags for distribution in addition to the cake she sent in. So while I was putting all the goodie bags in the student backpacks, the dismissal bell rang, but we couldn't hear it in our classroom with all the commotion. Our classroom door was closed so we never saw the other classes walking past our to their buses: I got my students in line and walked into an empty school parking lot: all the buses already departed. The students were thrilled to be "stranded" and I, an overwhelmed Teacher, was mortified as the Central School Office summoned all the buses back to the my school. Needless to say, I was lovingly joked with many a time by my colleagues the remainder of the school year and beyond : )
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