My EX mother in law lives very close to DD's school, closer than i do. I work 8-5, & her father sometimes works later than that. So, paternal grandmother watches my DD and her other 2 older siblings after school. EX in law & i are at odds. We have different views on everything, she oversteps her boundaries to a degree that is unbearable. Although, she takes alright care of the kids.
Anyhow, DD got sick at school today, and the school called grandma, not her dad or I. I really would like to be informed when my DD is sick at school. I did not get a phone call, i can easily leave work to go pick her up. I did put grandma as an emergency contact, but i thought that would be only if the school cannot get in touch with the mother or father. Should i let this go, or should i send her teacher an email or call her? I feel very bothered by it. Is it just because i don't like g-ma?
Asked by Anonymous at 1:22 PM on Oct. 6, 2009 in General Parenting
Answer by Jademom07 at 1:24 PM on Oct. 6, 2009
Answer by josiesmommy00 at 1:24 PM on Oct. 6, 2009
Answer by Amberoz at 1:26 PM on Oct. 6, 2009
I don't think you are wrong for wanting a phone call first. If this had happened to me, I would go to the school and make sure they know to call ME first should this happen again. As far as the inlaws go, they didn't actually do anything wrong in THIS instance so I wouldn't say anything to them about it. I would however, make sure it was corrected at the school. I also don't think that you are only upset because of not getting along with them. I would be upset if I weren't notified FIRST regardless of who the emergency contact is. ;)
Answer by Katrina3016 at 1:30 PM on Oct. 6, 2009
Answer by boredmom44 at 1:52 PM on Oct. 6, 2009
Answer by MizLee at 1:52 PM on Oct. 6, 2009
"The emergency contact is the first and only blah blah blah..." If that is what they meant that is what they should have said. I expect the school to call me first (I work from home they have both numbers.) If they don't get ahold of me, leave a message to the effect that kids is sick and they are calling the next person on the list. Then if I was in the bathroom I can make arraignments and intercept the call etc. Otherwise my husband is going to be leaving a message of "where the heck are you. Do I really have to leave work and get the kid?" Our emergency card clearly says in the event we can't get you, who is authorized to come get your kid?
Answer by Anonymous at 2:00 PM on Oct. 6, 2009
Answer by TiccledBlue at 2:12 PM on Oct. 6, 2009
Answer by wildflowers25 at 2:19 PM on Oct. 6, 2009
Answer by tropicalmama at 2:30 PM on Oct. 6, 2009