Friday, August 22, 2008

Gloves off

Holy cow, I am tired!!

But instead of going to bed, I stayed up an extra twenty minutes so I can become "that" parent.

That's right, had to send the principal a nasty-gram on only the second day of my kid's school career.

It was a great letter too, one of those well written, accusatory, but unarguably right and guilt inducing masterpieces that will totally suck to have to respond to.

I didn't want it to have to be that way, but my new goal is that by 5th grade, I want at least 85% of the adults in that school to say "Oh crap, here comes Mrs. Ashley" when they see me walking down the hallway.

I gave them their chance. They blew it. It's on now.

19 comments:

AdamandKaylasmommy said...

You should totally post the letter.

Melodie said...

I guess the school is not going to be dancing around singing, "We got Ashley!", huh? LOL!

Mom said...

Go get em!

Sandi said...

Good grief, I'm sorry that everything has been such a pain in the ass for you and your little one. You're doing the right thing and it's good they know you mean business.

My middle son starts Kindergarten next week and my anxiety is at an all time high. He's my Momma's boy of the group and I am uber sensitive when someone messes with him.

amanda said...

Oh, you need to post the letter! I love well-written, accusatory, but unarguably right and guilt-inducing masterpieces!!

That whole hallway situation was just NOT right. It was like the last time I had a bunch of errands to run at the government offices. The stupid lady kept making me go through the metal detector (INCLUDING taking sleeping infant out of stroller) OVER and OVER, every time I went from office to office. Yeah..we're really threatening looking, my 3-year old daughter, 4-month old son and I.

Anonymous said...

I fucking LOVE you! That is all, continue on.

Love always, all ways,
Linda

Joy said...

Man I am so sorry that it is sucking so bad. It makes me greatful that I love my son's school and realize he does have one of the few good ones.

I would hate to be on the receiving end of a letter from the Ashley. BTW I would so love to read said letter, of course you can change all the details to prevent all those stalkers out there from finding you guys:)

The kindergarteners started at his school today, and let me tell ya this whole traffic situation this year is gonna make me go off the deep end. Normal no traffic drive to his school is 13 min from my door to school door. This morning it took me 22 min from the time I backed out of my driveway to dropping him off.

jennyandcompany said...

love it. our school knows me well too ;) i have them well trained - i went there as a child (some of the same teachers are still there), worked as a teaching assistant, and i'm on the board of directors. i pretty much dare them to mess with me.

Val said...

Good for you!

jenn said...

Good for you. Go get 'em. Make them FEAR you. The truth is that although many parents bitch and moan about school policies etc., they very rarely do it to the right people. It doesn't help to complain to your neighbor - go to the principal!

I learned this lesson for life the day I dropped my six-year-old off at the elementary school's summer rec. program only to find that they were using PRISON LABOR TO PAINT THE HALLWAY WALLS. I hit the fucking ceiling, marched right into the principal's office, and went off. He looked me straight in the eye and said, "We've been doing this for years, and you're the first one to complain." What the fuckity-fuck??

(Pleased to note that the Prison Painting Gang has not made any more appearances at the school).

Anonymous said...

Please post the letter....or a little snipet of it....just so I know what to write when my day comes. It's a coming, I tell ya'.

L.

katie b said...

I learned a new saying lately that you might like:

She's the kind of woman that when she wakes up in the morning and her feet hit the floor, the devil says "Oh crap, she's up!"

:)

Kat said...

you go girl!

Anonymous said...

I lurk all the time, but I overcame my commenting laziness on this one. I hope your letter makes them sweat and cry. I had to break bad last year on the second day of our first kindergarten experience. Sorry for you and BK!

STK

Mel said...

I think writing a letter is terrific way to get your point across. I hope that they take you seriously, and address your concerns. Or at the very least give you a reason for their attitudes.

Anonymous said...

please post it!!

Susan in Texas

Anonymous said...

Just got back from "meet the teacher" and our school has enacted a new policy that says you MUST drop off and pick up your child through the car pool lane. You MAY NOT park in their parking lot and walk up to receive your child. Unfreakingbelievable. You can bet I'm going to (1) be parking in that parking lot on monday and (2) calling the central office. I'll walk my kid in every day if I want to.

Susan who hates school in Texas

the pink putter said...

I'm so glad to hear that you wrote to let the principal know what happened to you and BK on the second day of school. I'd love to see the letter!

Keep us posted on the response that you get!

Mel, A Dramatic Mommy said...

Bring the rain Ashley!