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Dear Teacher:

Do not judge me when my children show up to school with powder sugar still dusting their face, hands and clothes, evidence that I let them eat unhealthy, sugar-laden treats for breakfast. In my defense, it was their father that purchased the items for breakfast, not me. I must choose my battles...At least the sweet smell might disguise the sour morning breath of those that escaped before I checked their dental hygiene.

Do not judge me when you go to correct the spelling homework. I saw that two words were misspelled. I am not illiterate and I do care about success in the classroom. I tried to get my child to spell it correctly before he ran out the door. He assured me he would when he got to school...

Do not judge me when my child enters your classroom with wild hair, shoes untied and belt-less pants falling down. All I can say is, I tried...the situation could have been a lot worse!

Do not judge me when my child comes running into the school, verging on late. I am not responsible for the choices my child made, leading to her missing the bus and me having to frantically drive her.

Do not judge me when my child shows up without a lunch (again) today. The nutritious and delicious meal that I created with my two loving hands is still here.

Do not judge me when I show up at school in pjs and still bed-headed at nearly noon to drop off my child's immediately needed item.

Do judge me that my children are happy, creative, kind...and loved.

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May. 13, 2010 at 1:38 PM

YOU sound like a GREAT Mom to me! :-) Just another day! LOL!

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May. 14, 2010 at 7:23 AM

I can SO relate to this post! : )

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May. 14, 2010 at 2:44 PM So true!!!!!

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May. 14, 2010 at 3:10 PM

wonderful post!

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May. 14, 2010 at 3:31 PM

Wait I don't remember writing this. LOL My oldest is 25 and I could have written this oh starting about 19 yrs ago.My youngest is 12 and the uncombed hair ,no lunch ,wrinkled shirt etc (he wears a uniform no less) continues...sigh.Much much much too soon this won't be any of my concern any more then I will sigh while missing these days.Your children are lucky to have you as a mom.

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May. 14, 2010 at 4:16 PM

This is a good post and very true.

I know it is written light heartedly, but.. the teacher in me would like to reply... 'and mom, don't judge me if I ask gentle questions...' because unfortunately there are kids out there who have this but are certainly not loved and live a similar life day in day out out due to serious neglect. I know of situations where something has happened to a child and the small signs have been there. I have had children come to my class unkempt - because mom is sleeping off a hang over, they had to get themselves ready  - and they are late because they had to walk their younger brother into nursery and it was difficult making him walk the mile to school and there is no lunch because there is no food left in the house - mom spent it on drugs. Whilst moms don't like to feel criticised teachers don't want to fail to safe guard children in their care. Sorry to hijjack!

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Sep. 8, 2010 at 3:54 PM

LOL Can she judge you for the fuzzy jammies covered in penguins? I know I would! Of course, the judgement would be " Sweet pj's! Where can I get some?!?!" LOL

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