Sarah - posted on 10/07/2010 ( 41 moms have responded )
my one year old started day care in August and it's been a very bumpy ride. I was told before he started that he would get daily reports. When he started they then told me they only do weekly reports. And after 3 weeks i asked where the reports were and they said they only do monthly reports. So i started printing up short reports. All i want to know is if he had a good day, if he pooped and how long he napped. All they have to do is circle.
Then there is the lunchbox issue. i don't like what they provide (cheese puffs, doughnuts, muffins, cookies, etc.) so i started packing his lunch. His teacher keeps ever so subtly trying to tell me not to. Saying "He wants what the other kids have." Well there are two other kids in his One year old class. I didn't realize it was so hard to prevent him from reaching for the other TWO kids' lunches.
Then this morning i was told that it is disruptive to the other kids when i take more than a few minutes to drop my son off in the morning.
Am i asking too much? Do i need to stop caring so much and just let them do whatever they want? I am younger than them and i get the feeling they don't take me seriously.
What does a mother have to do to get some respect???