Summer has almost come to a close, and families are preparing to send their children back to school. It’s time to start getting back to bed early and preparing for class. However, it is sometimes easier said than done. In this story the parent had spent so much time and effort making her daughter’s bag, they did not want its items to be redistributed to other kids, so they customized the goods. That, however, proved to be an issue, and her daughter’s instructor has now requested a serious discussion. Unsure how to proceed, the parent needs assistance. So read the story and please advise her what the mom should do?
My little girl, Mia (F9) has started a new school recently. We moved and she had to start a new school. I got a list of supplies that the teacher required plus extras like extra packs of crayons, etc. You know the deal. While I don’t necessarily agree with this, it’s not a hill I, willing to die on so I got everything on that list. However, I also got my child her own supplies.
Now, the list didn’t say to not label them. Mia is very particular on what type of stationery she likes. I’ve heard horror stories of kids’ stuff being redistributed and then ending up with crappy supplies so I sat down with Mia and we got her personalised binders and notebooks and pencils with her name on etsy. It’s all part of the item so can’t be removed and given to another kid (like I said, as requested, I bought extra binders, etc.).
It turns out that I was right to do so. When Mia got home, she brought a passive aggressive note from the teacher about Mia’s supplies. Apparently, she tried to gather all supplies and have kids pick another one.
She requested that I switch Mia’s supplies to generic ones which I’m refusing to do.
The teacher now requested that I stop by to have a chat regarding Mia’s supplies.
I posted in a local fb group and parents are divided so I need another opinion before I go meet with Mia’s teacher. Am I the a**hole for buying my child personalized stationery so it cannot be taken away from her?
Here are a few comments on the story where it was originally posted: