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So I have three kids. And they each have seven courses in their school schedules. And each teacher has emailed me a "welcome to the new school year!" email, a "please read the syllabus and electronically sign HERE" email, and now I'm getting a flood of "what a terrific week we've had!" emails.

FROM TWENTY-ONE TEACHERS. Sixty-three! Sixty-three emails from their schools this week! And there is an automated phone call that comes from them weekly, too, from the principals. JFC. [ETA] I even get them from the P.E. teacher at the middle school. WHY DO I NEED UPDATES ON THIS. Trick question! I don't.

Remember when we were kids (people of my age) and parents didn't give a shit unless it was parent-teacher night? Wait, that was probably just my parents. I might be the only person you know of that had to forge signatures on their report card because my mother couldn't be bothered to sign. (And they were As!)

(And I would like to remind you that my mother also wore her wedding dress to my wedding. That story never gets old, man.)



Aug. 31st, 2013 08:40 pm (UTC)
That's completely batshit.

When Aaron was in middle school we used to get regular calls complaing about him. They were doing team teaching at the time, so it would be the entire team that you'd get to meet with. And they would say the exact say thing every time -

Aaron is disruptive (he tends to walk when he talks), calls out in class, is doing something other than what he's supposed to do


he's so bright that he'll be fine and we shouldn't worry.

I never know what I was supposed to get out of these sessions. I already knew my kid was immature; at that point, he was 18 months younger than everyone else. So I would nod my head, go home and tell Aaron to please try to still still so he wouldn't bother the other kids.

63 e-mails is way, way excessive. First off, if one of them actually was important, I can pretty much guarantee it would slip through the cracks. And what could they possibly have to write about every single week?


Are You Actually

Reading this? I'm just curious. Because that's really detail-oriented of you. Feel free to stop reading. But you can see that there's more here, so are you going to keep reading? Really? That's pretty dedicated. I'm impressed. No, really. I'm not being sarcastic, why do you get like that? See, this is the problem I have with your mother - yes. YES. I'm going there. It's time we put all of our cards on the table.

I love you, why are you doing this? After all we've been through? You don't have to be like this. You know, still reading. You could be baking a pie. And then sharing it with me.

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