Monday, January 12, 2015

I Get it Now

 The grandma that calls to tell the teacher why her grandson didn't get his science project done and ask for an extension.

The mom who pulls her child out of another teacher's class due to fourth grade "girl drama."

The dad who brings the lunch to school and interrupts the lesson so that his son knows that it's there.

The mom who still insists on walking her middle school daughters to school, holding their hands, and sitting with them at lunch. 

The dad who calls to make sure that his daughter turned in her field trip money.

The dad who stops by my house to ask me to befriend his child, who is now a grown adult.

The parents who want to home school. 

The dad who doesn't want his kid riding the school bus.

The mom who follows the school bus to school.

The dad who overprotects.

The helicopter parents.

I get it--with all of my heart. I get it.

As a teacher I saw a lot of things that I didn't fully understand and often didn't understand at all. This is only the beginning of a mile-long list. While I understand these things, I still don't think I will do them, or at least not most of them. But man,  I get it now. I so get it.

What are some things you didn't understand about parenting/motherhood that you get now?

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