Professor Mom

Chronicles the life of a mom, teacher, and writer trying to stay sane amid the chaos of daily life.

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mouse's picture mouse

I was so surprised when I read about this activity in the first place, especially since you mention a way around the biggest of the objections--although I think a big thing is that nowadays food in the classroom is something of an issue in any context. Since we're keeping Scooter off gluten, any food at school turns into extra work for his teacher and us.

I'm glad to know you're not alone in the school community with your objections. And you're right about needing to be that parent from time-to-time. From teaching, I feel like I've learned some points about doing it appropriately and not, but it also convinced me that it has to be done.


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I think there is a stigma attached to speaking out for your child in the school environment--L.'s school is really good at listening to concerns, but even then I sometimes get the vibe that they wish I would just go away. Or at least that's my perception--maybe it's just something I feel.


Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

Wow - you compiled a great list of very objective objections. Much better than my response of - "that is crap". :0)

Good for you. And I agree with you that sometimes you just have to be THAT parent and I have been. More than once. I call myself Mama Bear in those instances, it all feels very instinctive when it kicks in.


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I wish I could have said "it's all crap" and gotten away with it--I think that would have felt better!