Yep it’s Thursday and you know what it’s time for. It’s time for another Mama Kat Writing Prompt. This week’s options were:
1. 10 Things To Smile About
2. Tell Us About A Time You Wanted To Punch Someone In The Face
3. What Were You Blogging About Last Year At This Time? What Has Changed
4. Share The Story Behind Your Current Facebook and/or Twitter Profile Photo
5. Bake Something Yummy And Share The Recipe
I chose #2 which was tell us about a time you wanted to punch someone in the face. I am a very sweet person but one thing I won’t tolerate is someone messing with my family especially my kids. Now this wasn’t the first time I wanted to punch someone in their face but this is the story that popped into my head. When Private J was in his previous elementary school the one before his last one we had issues with one of his teachers not allowing him to use his inhaler when he needed it. I tried to talk to the teacher but when the situation happened a second time I had no choice but to approach the principal. I have never been one to set an appointment at the school I figured it was best to just show up that way no one will have time to get their stories straight and all the could do was give me the truth. So anyway I went and I told the principal of my concern that my son was not allowed to use his inhaler after telling the teacher that he needed it. I let her know that it was the second time this had occurred. The last incident my son had raised his hand while they were prepping for the crct and the teacher had told him to wait. She told me that she didn’t know what he wanted at the time which I could understand. Then the principal told us that we should come up with a gesture to let the teacher know that Private J needed his inhaler. Then she proceeded to try to be funny and said “how about something like this” and proceeded to put her hands around her own throat in a choking gesture. At that moment I really wanted to hit her but being my calm self I just faked my way through the conversation. The teacher even looked horrified. In the end we decided that Private J could just jump up if he felt he was in need of his inhaler. I think I totally handled it well but it definitely wasn’t easy.
Jan S says
Wow, How insensitive! Don’t you just love Mama Kat’s writing prompts?? Love your blog, too!
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Yes I totally love it. Gives me a chance to be creative and open.
That principal probably thought that she was bringing levity to the situation but boy did she fail! I’m glad that you managed to keep your fists down and work something out with the teacher.
I’m visiting from Mama Kat, by the way. I chose the 10 reasons to smile 🙂
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She 100% failed.
Wow! I can’t believe how irresponsible that teacher was. How dare she play around with the health of a child. Thank God he is not in that school anymore.
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Yes we are definitely grateful that he no longer goes there. My son did not have very good experiences there.