Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Dear teacher

I'm sure when you came up with the homework idea of eating an apple and counting the seeds your intentions were good. I'm sure in your head you thought "oh, we're working with an apple theme this week, that will work." And, truth is, it IS a fun idea.

Problem is, we didn't look ahead. And we don't have any apples. And there's a six year-old girl that lives here that burst into tears when she discovered she may not be able to do her homework. And that she'd possibly get into trouble. Or, if nothing else, disappoint her teacher and herself. No amount of "don't worry, honey. We'll write a note to the teacher explaining the situation" would console her.

And so, tomorrow, when you casually completely ignore the homework from last night please know there's a little girl who did not.

And, if you're in a grocery store right now and you see a tall man with 2 kids in tow - one which is likely not wearing any socks or hat and one who is dressed in a Disney princess dress please don't "tsk, tsk" about the clothing choices or the fact that maybe those kids should be in bed. Please just know that we're trying to do our best for our high stress/worry filled girl.

3 Comments:

Blogger Krista said...

Oh no! You could have called! We have lots of apples here and are almost down the street from you! The dela Rosas are always open, especially in a crisis.

9:15 PM  
Anonymous Heather Plett said...

Oh how I know that story!

On the bright side - some day she will be the high school student you NEVER have to remind to do her homework and who never even THINKS about skipping class.

8:47 PM  
Blogger K,W,G and D said...

Does every post I read today need to get me bawling? It's so real, Cee...

2:38 PM  

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