Dear parents: you’re making me look bad.


So I’m going to take a time-out from my Blissdom recaps to bring you my soap-box complaint.

Dear over-achieving preschool parents,



Every morning you look so put together. I mean, it looks like you’ve showered. And nine times out of ten, I have not.

You have your make-up on.

Your kid is dressed to impress, when it’s obvious I let my kid pick out her clothes daily (I know that her purple Fancy Nancy shoes, red Christmas sweater (it’s almost Valentine’s day), yellow socks and lace leggings might not give it away, but I assure you it is NOT me who dresses her).

And then there’s the Valentine’s day cards.

Ahhhh, the cards.

While I was up until 11:00pm last night putting the one and only ones M passed out today together, you must have been done already.

Why do I know this?

Because you gave out two sets of Valentine’s day cards. Both sets including a home-made hand written personalized notes, including candy.

And I bought for my kid Valentine’s day cards with tattoos attached.

I know. I get it.

Your coolness trumps mine.

Maybe I just need to resign myself to the fact that you’re making me look bad.

But then again, I’m one of the teachers.

And I can tell you, that I love your kid almost as much as you do (except for the bully, ’cause I’m bitter like that).

I just might not take a shower before class. But I did take one the night before.

So I’m not completely funky when I meet your kid at the door.



So next time you come in with your double-Valentines day cards and your perfectly primped little kid, remember that I love them.

And you’re still making me look bad.



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