So today was Kid's 2nd day at "Safety Town". It's a half day camp program for 4-5 year olds who will be entering Kindergarten in the Fall. I had a lot of ambivalence going into it to begin with. It is only a 5 day program and that is almost the worst case scenario for Kid and her epilepsy protocol stuff. Despite a pretty disconcerting first day... with an office FULL of upset/angry moms all waiting in line to discuss their kid's health issues... I left her there anyway. (Really it was horribly managed more on that later... maybe)
Well Kid enjoyed it and was ready to head back today. We arrived a little late and the teacher (a real teacher... 34 year veteran of the AAPS system) was asking them to sit on the floor in front of her. Something happened (maybe a small injury) and a boy started dramatically crying. To this the teacher snapped (and I mean snapped) "Oh come on it didn't hurt you'd already stopped crying... we talked about this yesterday... KNOCK IT OFF... you aren't a two year old!"
Say what?! This is this kids first "school" experience. This is his 2nd day. He is maybe 5 years old. I wanted to grab Kid's hand and march her right out of there. I didn't... not because I think this teacher had any grounds to treat a child that way... she doesn't. But because I know Kid liked it yesterday and was looking forward to the bike riding today. I also know she won't be reprimanded since she wouldn't dare not do what she was told.... still it really pisses me off. So I plan to discuss this with the Director when I go back for pick-up.