10 Misconceptions of Moms and Back-to-school from Facebook

Making the rounds on Facebook (similar to a chain letter) is an angry, yet funny list that some mother wrote about kids going back to school. The list has been passed around so much that the author’s name is no longer attached. (If the author is out there let me know and I’ll gladly give you credit!)

I think it’s an angry, funny and pretty truthful piece. So read it and see what you think.

From Facebook, author unknown:

10 Misconceptions of Moms and Back-to-School

Misconception Number 1: Moms miss their kids when they go back to schoolSeriously. I’ve had enough of you by now. Every morning with the “what are we going to do today, Mom?” is finally over. I’ve had looked at your face twenty-four seven for the last 77 days. It’s time to go learn something. No more asking me about the pool, when is the next snack or if you can stay up late and watch a movie. It’s over….You’re going back to Hogwarts and I get to have a life again. There is a Christmas morning for parents and it’s called “back to school”.

Misconception Number 2: Moms like to go school shopping.Are you freaking kidding me? Why do I pay taxes?…so I can rack up a 200 dollar bill at Staples for crap that we have laying around my house in junk drawers. Why does it have to be new pencils? What’s wrong with the chewed up, broken strawberry shortcake pencils sitting in the bottom of the toy box for the last 6 months? And how many subject books can you possibly need? What happened to reading, writing and arithmetic. If they added a couple of things for parents to that list I wouldn’t mind so much….why not pencils, erasers and vodka …..or some Nyquil.

Misconception Number 3: Moms like back to school night. Why must we do this every year? I got it already. You’re the teacher…I’m the parent. My kid is either going to be smart or dumb. If he gets a certain number or colored dot on his discipline chart, he can’t get a prize from the prize box. Pretty simple stuff. Listen, I’m pretty old school. If he doesn’t listen to you…you can throw something at him. I don’t care. But I got a lot of work to do at home and I’m paying a babysitter right now. Plus, I’m pretty sure you are going to assign some project on wigwams made by some Indian tribe I’ve never heard of, so I need to get home and start my research. So, I got it. We’re all here for the betterment of the kids. Blah Blah Blah. Can I leave now?

Misconception Number 4: Moms like school paperwork.How many trees are you planning on killing to tell me the same stuff I had to pay a babysitter to listen to the other night? You know our name, where we live and our emergency phone numbers. He doesn’t have a nickname….call him “stinkbutt” for all I care. We don’t have any “special circumstances” that you need to know about. He lives in a home with two parents who may or may not like each other at any given time and they will fight. If that qualifies as a reason he can’t get his homework done on time then he won’t be able to function as an adult and have a real job so you may want to “educate” him on that life lesson.

Misconception Number 5: Moms like covering books in that annoying sticky paper.What exactly will you be doing with these books that I have to cover them in a plastic laminate? Do you often teach in the rain? Or while the children are drinking soda and eating soup? Do you know how long that takes? Has any parent in the history of education been able to do it without any air bubbles in it? From now on I’m covering it the old way…brown paper bags. That way I can cover the books and pack their lunches at that same time. Who says moms can’t multitask?

PS. Please tell my son if he can’t find his lunch to look in his science book.

Misconception Number 6: Moms like helping you with your homework. What? I am scared out of my mind. I’m pretty sure that I forgot everything I learned in fifth grade by the time I was in sixth grade. I have no idea what you are talking about most days. I don’t really know my 12 times tables, I read the cliff notes to all your summer reading and I don’t know how to conjugate anything but I do know that song “conjuction junction what’s your function” if that helps at all. And please don’t even say the words “new math” to me. What the heck was wrong the old one?

Misconception Number 7: Moms can’t wait to pack your lunch every day until we die.I hate doing laundry. Making dinner every night is the bane of my existence, so making your lunch every day for an entire year, in terms of “mom fun”, lies somewhere between brushing plaque off the dogs teeth and scheduling my annual pap smear. Listen, as a child I hated what my mom packed me for lunch. But, like every kid before me, and every generation to come you will find a kid to trade with…I’m sure someone likes sardines.

Misconception Number 8: Moms love after school activities.I don’t know who made up this idea of organized clubs and sports but they should be the ones in charge of carting your ass around. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not against all after school programs. I just wish they would offer it during hours that would work best for me so that dinner wasn’t at 8:30 at night followed by 4 hours of homework. Why not do it on the weekends and call it “after-hours activities” so mommy and daddy could actually go out one night and pretend that we have a life of our own. Don’t worry about us though I’m sure that me and “what’s his name” will be married a very long time.

Misconception Number 9: Moms don’t mind taking you to school if you miss the busYour bus comes at 7:10 am….which means that you should be standing by the door at 7:05 am. Not eating breakfast , chasing the dog around the house or in the bathroom, asking me to check your homework while I’m taking a shower. Get it together! I don’t like running down the street in my jammies at 7:12 screaming “Please wait” or “If you stop I’ll show you my boobies.”

Misconception Number 10: Moms cry on your first day of schoolWe do cry but they are tears of joy. I have done my job. I have successfully kept a human child alive for at least 5 years without doing any major damage. Motherhood is the hardest job in the world!! Sure, doctors save lives and CEO’s run million dollar businesses but…you teach a kid not to poop their pants and then you can say you’ve made the world a better place.”

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Teacher, Too

August 17th, 2010
2:14 pm

I thought both lists were really funny, with a few grains (or perhaps a bushel) of truth thrown in.

Regarding whiny teachers– quit complaining. I also buy stuff for the kids with my own money. My choice, my wallet, no complaints. HOWEVER, while it’s truly wonderful and marvelous that some PTSAs provide for teachers, there are those schools which don’t have a functional PTSA or the PTSA is made up of teachers. (Notice, though, that the first letter in PTSA is “P” for parent.) This is the case where I teach. Please note, I am NOT complaining. I am stating a truth. For me, it is not a hardship to provide myself with the things that make my teaching life easier. Nor is it a hardship for me to provide a treat once in a while to my students.

Regarding the short summer: students in Cobb County still had ten and a half weeks off. You’re complaining about a week and a half difference. Plus, (at least in Cobb), student will have a week off in September– you can continue your bonding then. I guess I over the complaining about the calendar. Personally, I LOVE the new calendar. I’m looking forward to a week off from school when the weather is milder and I can be outside without suffering heat stroke.

Having said that– I had a quiet chuckle this morning when I read the posts, when I get home, maybe I’ll join JATL and make my own pitcher of adult bevs and make voodoo dolls of the people who don’t have enough to do to justify their own jobs so they create endless amounts of new paperwork for teachers.

Teacher, Too

August 17th, 2010
2:15 pm

Oops: grammar error. Sentence should read: I guess I AM over the complaining…

Becky

August 17th, 2010
3:07 pm

Thanks T, needed the laugh..Been really stressed out the last week or so..Like Rita said, I’m so over teachers whining about spending their own money for things..If things are that bad, quit teaching..As some of you know, I go have lunch with my little ones once a week and EVERY time that I’m there, I ask the teachers if they need anything brought in, they always tell me no..

@MJG..Sorry for the delay, but yes if you make it to Cobb County, I would love to meet you for lunch..If possibel, please just give me a day or twos notice and should be fine..So, Theresa, please give MJG my email if she needs it..

Becky

August 17th, 2010
3:40 pm

@Lori..My husband kept our two during their summer break and he had no problems keeping them entertained each day..They spent a lot of time swimming, bike riding, hiking, reading, going to the park..They went to see movies, they went to Chucky Cheese about 3 times..They entertained each other..A (IMO) parent doesn’t have to entertain a child all of the time..

RJ

August 17th, 2010
3:51 pm

“For several reasons. I don’t know how it works on other schools…”

The PTSA is non-existent. Kids come to school hungry. Some teachers have bought shoes for kids that don’t have a pair that actually fit. I’ve bought uniforms for kids because they couldn’t afford one (this is for performing groups). Some kids actually take left over breakfast sandwiches home so they can have a meal at night. Some are literally homeless and don’t get a bath at night. Some come to school with black eyes and bruises.

Everybody doesn’t have as much as those in your school does. If you’re feeling guilty, you shouldn’t. You’ve done your part for your school. Now, imagine if every school in America had parents that cared enough that we ALL could say, “…in my kids’ schools teachers ask parents for what they need and believe you me, parents provide it.”

I hate hearing teachers complain about buying supplies as well. Either do it or don’t. But it’s not the majority of us, not even the majority of the teachers posting. They just get all of the attention. Sort of like that kid in class that disrupts everything.

Theresa Walsh Giarrusso

August 17th, 2010
4:11 pm

Tiger — I will have to look at what I wrote about the superbowl ad but I actually really like the ad and thought it was witty and a funny play — grains of truth with exaggeration. I really liked that charger ad.

motherjanegoose

August 17th, 2010
4:11 pm

Just like differences in families, there are differences in schools….across America.

Many teachers tell me heart breaking stories about children who have nothing. Some teachers have purchased tooth brushes/paste for everyone in their class and they all brush their teeth together each morning.

Just wondering, when did this become the teacher’s job?
No this was not required but some parents do not even care enough to do this for their own.

Thank you ALL parents who actually realize what your job as a parent means. We DO appreciate every box of Kleenex or a roll of paper towels you send in. We also appreciate parents who do attend the evening functions and/or show up to eat lunch with their kids.

New flash for some of you: NOT ALL PARENTS CARE.

Becky, hopefully T will put us in touch. She has my e-mail too. I am meeting catlady this week and cannot wait!

Becky

August 17th, 2010
4:15 pm

I heard on the radio last week that a school in AL. is asking kids to bring in their own toilet paper..So I guess things could be worse here..

Tiger Ochocinco Mellencamp

August 17th, 2010
4:46 pm

@TWG…if that was actually you posting…didn’t see the grey background.

So here were some direct quotes by you about the commercials….

Exhibit 1
“Poor husbands! So beaten down! So henpecked! No choices in their lives!”

Tiger Conclusion: I’m a big fan of sarcasm..which you displayed quite well here…but basically for the sole purpose of discrediting any premise of the commercials you were about to criticize. I can’t help but wonder the reaction if I would have responded to this ladies rant with “poor SAHM…so taxed by her children, so worn out, so little time for herself…so little choices in her life!”

Exhibit 2
Commercial: Put my underwear in the basket…….TWG parenthetical comment: (PLEASE! Really is it that hard!!)
Commercial: Listen to YOUR –TWG parenthetical comment- (the mean wife’s) opinions about my friends.
Commercial: I will talk your call – TWG parenthetical comment (Gee thanks!)

Tiger Conclusion: You establish that even if there is an air of truth to the criticism towards the wife, they’re not valid because…well…because TWG doesn’t think they should be.

Exhibit 3

“I DO think they [the commercials] were definitely negative that women are all terrible harpies ruling their men with iron fists.”

Tiger Conclusion: Now just think if I would have gone to “TWG world” on the rant and said it was definitely a piece written to suggest that SAHM’s reluctantly stay at home and secretly and generally are fed up with spending time with their children due the marrow those little rugrats suck out of life.

My criticism isn’t with this lady’s rant…..but then again I didn’t have a problem with the commercials either. My only comment is that the parodies and satires you choose to take with a grain of salt compared to the ones you choose to take offense to is transparently drawn along gender lines. Don’t get me wrong…I love the blog and I expect it to be biased…I just feel the need to call objectivity fouls when they’re so in my face….but then again…I think this blog might be rubbing off on me. Since my time here, I’ve had strange, foreign, and compelling compulsions to watch “eat, pray, love”…read the “twilight” series, and sometimes I just find myself crying at my desk for no reason. Even when I do my best caveman voice impersonation the only guttural words I can muster are….”WOMEN…..GOOOOOD…..MEN…..BAAAAD” right before I ignore my instincts to leave my whiskers in the sink and scratch my butt so that I can promptly check to make sure the pillows are fluffed, my underwear is in the hamper, and the toilet paper is not at alarmingly low levels.

mom2alex&max

August 17th, 2010
5:37 pm

To Lori: I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I’m just saying that I don’t feel really guilty about breathing a sigh of relief when school starts; even though I seem to be busier than ever. Like you said, there is a tighter budget when you choose to be a one income family (sometimes).

To RJ: it’s probably true that the whiny teacher(s) are the ones that seem to stand out. I guess that I am kinda over it. I know very well that some schools have non-existent PTAs. I wish I could solve the world’s problems, but I can’t. I can (I think) say in that my conscience is clear when it comes to how my school/parents support our teachers.

I feel bad for some teachers that have to pay out of their own pockets. But you know, either do it and get over it, or frankly, do without. My mother is a teacher. When she went to school, she had to take a class on how to draw maps by hand in case she were to teach in a school that didn’t have any. She had whole lessons on teaching with the bare minimums. I think that sometimes teachers are spoiled by the sheer abundance of teaching materials that exist out there. I know lots of classrooms around the world where teachers manage to teach with a blackboard, chalk, and one book. It might not be ideal, but it can be done.

Theresa Walsh Giarrusso

August 17th, 2010
6:26 pm

tiger –I have a crying sick 3 year old so not a lot of time to debate you

there was theme that night of ads appealing to men on how beaten down they are — I do think some men are beaten down but a lot are not — the TWG comments were sarcastic — as far as comparing the two pieces I think you’re thinking a lot harder about it than I am — With blogging you write quickly and react immediately -I wrote the super bowl piece literally as the ads were airing — those are my gut reactions — – I guess i am less sympathetic to beaten down mean than beaten down mom —

I did think the charger ad was funny (and is the only one that I remember off the top of my head from the super bowl) and I thought this facebok thing while over the top was funny too — both sarcastic

got to run — 3year old is freaking out.

irisheyes

August 17th, 2010
8:44 pm

The whining about supplies goes both ways. If you don’t want teachers complaining about the money they have to spend for their own supplies, then don’t complain about the size of the supply list. Trust me, I’m not asking for anything I don’t need and won’t use in the classroom since I don’t exactly have the storage space to keep a bunch of junk around. My room is usually empty of supplies by May. But to tell teachers that if the kids don’t bring supplies they should just do without is ludicrous. I had at least four kids walk in my room with nothing. So they’re supposed to go the whole year without any notebooks, pencils, folders, crayons, glue, etc? I’m in a Title 1 school, so we know that many of our families are struggling to make it, so we worked very hard to make our list as basic as possible. But, when I have to go to the store to supply a student’s needs, plus my own kids, I’m going to get a little steamed. School supplies are NOT that expensive if you shop the sales and buy throughout the summer. That’s why I get frustrated, because if you can’t be bothered to go out and buy some supplies for your child, how involved are you really going to be in their education. But once again, as a teacher, I’m asked to pick up the slack for a parent. And no, it’s not all parents, but with the pressure of AYP these days, it only takes a couple of kids with no support to sink a classroom and a school.

irisheyes

August 17th, 2010
8:45 pm

BTW, Tech Mom, loved the teacher misconceptions! I sent the link to my grade level. Thanks!

Alecia

August 17th, 2010
9:42 pm

Just got back from curriculum night. It was nice that the school offered babysitting rooms for the kids so that the parents could listen to the teacher in peace. Unfortunately, there were 3 parents that decided to just let their kids run and scream the entire time the teacher was speaking. Guess it won’t be hard to tell which kids are the trouble makers.

Julia

August 18th, 2010
4:15 am

Tiger you either need another job if you really keep all the post or you need therapy. I cant remember what I had yesterday for breakfast and it is way beneath me as an adult to go back 8 months to rehash what a blogger said…. dude let it go. you are not making your self look good for keeping in the argument you are looking like an over the top person with OCD

motherjanegoose

August 18th, 2010
8:07 am

@Julia…LOL…you need to find something else to do at 4;15 a.m. than worry about Tiger.

Good to have you back…where have you been?

light

August 18th, 2010
8:42 am

Let God will be done thru this blog http://lightoftheearth.blogspot.com/

FCM

August 18th, 2010
10:40 am

Our school told us that one of the budget cuts (to keep the team teacher model) was the night custodial staff. So they wanted us to supply the wipes and Swiffer (and the associated products for Swiffer use) so they could clean the room

WTF!!!! Sorry you think cleaning your room is beneath you but surely the budget has the supplies to keep the room or else let it get dirty, let the parents complain and then get that item BACK in the budget.

Tiger Ochocinco Mellencamp

August 18th, 2010
10:55 am

@Julia…welcome back. So let me ask you this since the concept of precedent apparently means nothing to you…what is the statute of limitations for holding someone accountable for what they blog? If someone said something racist, mysoginistic, or just plain mean on this blog, are you telling me that tomorrow you’re going to completely disregard that because it was said yesterday, last week, last month, or last year? As a society and individuals we remember a lot of stuff from way back about the people in our lives (ex spouses), politicians (supreme court nominees), celebrities (Mel Gibson), and hold them accountable to their thoughts and actions way beyond breakfast yesterday. These actions and thoughts that are expresesed are indications of bias and the people we are. And that is why, when I perceive hypocrisies, I don’t hesitate to question them, regardless of how long ago the arguments are made.

Julia

August 18th, 2010
1:10 pm

((MJG)) I had just got up …. and was just breezing thru this…..

Tiger.. Really?? statute of limitations for holding someone accountable for what they blog? Do you do this with your wife and family… do you tape them so you can hold them accountable…The whole world does not personally owe you an apology… Really learn to knit or something…

Tiger Ochocinco Mellencamp

August 18th, 2010
7:15 pm

@Julia….ahhh how i’ve missed how you ignore logical questions presented to you and go straight to personal attacks and hyperbole.

So basically what you’re saying is that the past doesn’t matter, nor should be used to hold anyone accountable for their present..did I get that right?

Tell me you realize that this blog is a forum for debate, which includes finding weaknesses and strengths in positions and arguments and shedding light upon them. If the purpose of this blog is just to chime in on a topic like this and say “yep, funny” or “nope, not funny”, then it would be a pretty boring blog, don’t you think?

If TWG made the position 6 months ago that she thought SAHM’s were the beacon of feminism….and then yesterday posted a blog taking the position that working mothers were the beacon of feminism…wouldn’t everyone have the right to call bs on her? that’s all I did, pointed out what I perceived to be an inconsistency in her view on parody and satire. If you can’t grasp that, then maybe you should be the one exiling yourself from blogging and getting another hobby.

newblogger

August 18th, 2010
9:21 pm

I just got around to reading this and I think it is really funny-and I’m a teacher. And btw, we don’t ALL whine. Sometimes we just need to vent our frustrations when things are out of our control. We don’t all get a say in the supply list, and yes-we have children who come to school with nothing. I can’t (and won’t) let a child sit in my class for 180 days with no supplies. I simply am frustrated by the fact that the parents didn’t even try-not even a pencil or a visit to the counselor to see if she had free supplies. We use every kleenex brought in, every paper towel for science experiments that enrich their learning and every drop of sanitizer because I love my class but I do not love the germs we all share. These are not whines-just facts.

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Terrib

August 19th, 2010
6:33 pm

I have to admit, I am the mom who jokes that I am drinking mimosas at the bus stop as the kids are getting on the bus. That being said, I do have a life outside of my kids. It occurs during the school day when I get to socialize with adults- no Hannah Montana or latest video game, the only whine comes in a glass, and there are no arguements over what we are going to have for lunch. I do volunteer at my kids’ schools, but I also do things for me to keep me sane.

As for curriculum night, try what our school calls “(Mascot) Express.” In the elememtary, that means standing in the hot cafeteria, without A/C, in Houston! You have to go in a certain order, and if you attempt to go to a shorter line, you are sent back to the orginal line. The cafeteria is crammed full of parents, students and their sibilings, and as this is Texas, that means lots of crying babies. I do not want to be treated like cattle, in the heat, while I invariably have a hot flash and some rude person tries to jump the line! I refuse to go anymore, and if you can’t tell me who my child’s teacher is when I call, then just be sure to direct her in the right direction when she gets there on the first day!

As for supplies- I buy mine every year, and I pay taxes in the district. My kids’ teachers should not have to pay for extras. If you want more money in the budget look at what you can cut- excessive numbers of superintendents and assistant principals. Get rid of on-campus supensions and send the kids home to the parents who let their child get out of control. And start charging the teen moms for child care services and the food their child eats.

As for the supply isssue- take a look at some of the parents who don’t buy supplies. Some of them have fancy cell phones, nice cars, designer clothes and purses. If they spent less on those, they could buy needed school supplies. Not all parents are like this, but there are some who make you wonder. If you can’t buy school supplies, then you certainly don’t need the iPhone 4G with all the bells and whistles! And, there is such a thing as the Dollar store where pencils, pens and basic school supplies can be bought for *gasp* a $1.00! I sometimes stop by there and buy extra supplies for my kids’ teachers, too.

Gina

August 19th, 2010
7:15 pm

I have no problem buying some supplies to send to school with my son. What I do have a problem with is the amount of supplies and that I have to buy a specific brand of some of the items. I could save money if I could buy all the supplies at a dollar store, but the lists often ask for a specific (more expensive) brand. And this year my son’s supply list asked for 70 pencils (sharpened of course), 10 packs of crayons, and 9 individually wrapped rolls of toilet paper in addition to the regular supplies. I have had to cut back on how much I can spend on new clothes for my son because of the rising cost of the supply list. I think it might be a better idea to ask parents to donate a gift card to Staples or Office Max. Teachers get a discount at those stores, parents don’t. And if the teacher does the shopping then they can be sure they’re getting exactly what they need.

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thereislightattheendofthetunnel

August 23rd, 2010
12:32 am

OK, all you irate teachers…it’s called satire! Kudos to the author :)

momof2

August 24th, 2010
11:05 am

I don’t mind buying school supplies that the teachers need, they should not have to fork over money for stuff. I especially like it when I can get it on a really good sale. My daughter’s school in Cobb sent out a list with the report card as the end of May, but then at the stores and on-line there were a few additions and deletions of supplies.. I try to buy extras when things are on sale for 10, 25 cents… I wish we would find out the teacher in early July so that if the teacher had a few additional things, we would not have to go to the store a few days before school started! I had a plethora of hardly used crayons that I sent in a plastic container, and asked my daughter if she minded and did not…

timfey

August 24th, 2010
1:02 pm

Some Moms and Dads still actually like spending time with their kids and their own “life” consists of properly prioritizing the upbringing of their children. Just because some selfish parents view school as daycare for them to really enjoy life – please don’t continue the falsehood that parents are “burdened” by children being home for the summer and they count the days till their freedom away from them returns – please don’t imply that this is the norm – it is aberrant and just excuses more parents in selfish behavior.

kjmjmom

August 25th, 2010
6:09 pm

This is purely just for fun so lighten up. As a Mom of 2 girls who love being busy, summer is great for them to unwind and be kids, but we do like the stability of a schedule by the fall. I appreciate the work and efforts from teachers bc I know how much they sacrifice. As a parent, I volunteer a lot at my kid’s school as well. We love our kids so don’t take it seriously.

momof3

August 26th, 2010
12:30 pm

Oh, for pity sake! It’s a joke, it’s funny. I raised three wonderful, smart and, at times, exhausting children. Summer vacation was great! But I did look forward to their starting again. Schedules are wonderful! Remember how we worked to get the baby on a schedule? That wasn’t just for fun and to free up a few hours for the parents. It’s a life lesson. One of many you’ll be sharing. And note for teachers: When I was in school back in the dark ages, teachers “taught”. They earned no money, they actually worked a full day and then graded papers or planned at night. There were no planning periods, professional days and aides in the classrooms. Stop your complaining. Most of you can’t even speak English correctly let alone teach a subject in the classroom.

2Boys

August 28th, 2010
9:50 pm

1. I rejoice when my boys go back to school because we have a school district (I am in Ohio) that offers SO many extra curriculars for young (almost) teens that I just can’t do for them. PLUS they enjoy learning and having a life of their own.
2. I too enjoy having a life of my own. I am self employed and while I enjoy summers with my boys, school time is better for ALL of us and gives us appreciation for the time we spend together since its not as plentiful as it is during the summer.
3. Teachers – I respect you and what you have to offer my child. I could not do what you do which is why I don’t even try! Thank GOD for you! But lets face some facts here…take your pay, vacation, & benefits to ANY company in the world and ask them to meet or even come close to it and I will guarantee you will be laughed out of the office. You would CERTAINLY be laughed out of mine. Try being self employed for just a month and THEN we’ll talk about supplying whatever and spending your summer doing grad work, etc. Teach because you like to teach and care for the students. That’s why I do what I do…I LOVE IT! and I won’t ever complain about what comes with it because I CHOSE this! I don’t think anyone ever MADE you become a teacher.
4. This blog was meant to be funny and it was! I enjoyed it, shared it with my mom-friends and we all had a good laugh. There is not one mom in that group who doesn’t adore their child and wouldn’t lay their own life down to make anything better for their child, but the fact is, we are all women who work hard for our families (either in our homes, outside our homes or both!) and we like to have our own lives too.

Relax, take a breath and just calm down already!

TS

September 3rd, 2010
10:24 am

Most female teachers are moms, too, and I am sure they can relate and will get a good laugh. This is clever, entertaing, and hilarious – and not meant to put anyone down. Lighten up peeps!

raeni conner

September 16th, 2010
9:51 pm

I am a teacher and a mom. My kids are in high school now but they went through the elementary school where I taught so I come from both sides of the fence. I still think this is hilarious!!! I was lauging so hard my gut hurt! : )