People are way, way too eager to shame moms for literally every little thing when most of us are just running around trying to do it all on way too little sleep.
You would think that people who run daycares and deal with small kids and their parents all day long would understand that, but these workers definitely proved us wrong.
It’s easy to think diapers are in the diaper bag, or to think you have a half a package somewhere only to find out you’re totally out at a really inopportune moment.
So. I need opinions. Am I right to be furious about this? Or am I over reacting? I really need your opinions guys,…
So assuming you have some for daycare and miscalculating seems like a pretty average mistake.
Definitely not something workers there would totally shame you for flubbing.
It happened at a Florida daycare, where each day, a report is placed in the boys’ backpacks. It relays their mood for the day, diaper changes and times, and anything else parents need to know.
Apparently they had expressed the need for more diapers the day before, but Heather Chisum, the boy’s mother, had read it.
“I’m a single mom with a full time job and two very young children.
SUE ME FOR NOT READING THE REPORT EVERY SINGLE DAY.”
I think we can all relate. Because who in the actual **** would do something like this?!
She detailed her rage experience on Facebook, asking whether or not she was out of line to be upset.
UPDATE: For all of these mothers coming after me and saying I’m negligent, I’m human and I missed a report. ONE. For…
Perhaps the most outrageous part of the whole thing was the ridiculously long “note” – “Mom I’m out of diapers pls read my report” – instead of a simple “need diapers.”
Or, you know, a quick conversation or a Post-It, instead of a toddler.
“I’ve scrubbed it with several baby wipes and it’s not coming off.
I had plans to take them to the beach to play, and now I can’t because my son has writing all over him.”
Other parents have agreed that the daycare was out of line, and even though the center’s executive director apologized, saying they were “terribly sorry for the distress it has caused the family involved as well as all of our families,” and that it was “a breach of our professional ethics on the part of the teacher,” Chisum decided to pull her kids out of the place.
As a mom, it’s hard to blame her, for a couple of reasons.
First, how dare you put marks on my child’s body that won’t easily wash off? Or at all?
Second, I don’t need to purposefully come into contact with people who will take the chance to shame me, should they get it. Seriously. Bye.
Do you agree with me? Or are you on the daycare’s side, and think they probably just thought it was a lark?
Sound off with your opinion in the comments! But just so you know… if you side with the daycare… you’re wrong. 🙂