Please Ladies, teach your small children not to get into an unfamiliar car or with unfamiliar people just because a teacher tells them to!!!
Wow. It's been a day, and it's not over yet. Anyway, I went to pick Colton up from school. They give you a card with your kid's name on it, and you put it in your window. When you go through car line, there's a woman with a microphone, she reads the name into the mic and then a cone number. If the person before you went to say, cone 3 (I'll use that since that's where the person before me was directed to), you go to cone 1.
I pull up to cone 1 and there's a woman there with a little boy and she says, "This is your car?" He says, "Yes" and she opens my van door and he starts to climb in. I was kind of stunned and I was like, "That's not my kid." She was still trying to get him to get in, so I said it again. I said, "I'm waiting on Colton.....this little boy isn't mine."
So scary that the little boy was going to hop in with me just because the teacher told him to.
EDIT: I've said this several times in replies, and after reading replies just now, I should say it again. First, it is the Pre-K thru 1st car line, however, Pre-K and K didn't attend school on Monday. That means the boy had to be a first grader.
Second: She asked him if it was his ride before he could even see who was in the car. He didn't see me until the door opened. When he did see me, he made a face and started trying to back away. The lady kept nudging him and telling him to get in. When I told her that he wasn't mine, and she still kept ushering him in, he gave up trying to back awa and got in anyway. He was IN my van and about to sit down when I told her again that he didn't belong to me. He wouldn't speak up.
I'm not "blaming" anyone. It was the first day of school, and a new staff member. She more than likely learned from this. It's just an important lesson. We have to teach our kids to trust and listen to their teachers, but they also need to be taught to NEVER get into a car with a stranger no matter who tells them to. I know the boy was scared, you could see it on his face, but instead of protesting, he just climbed in.