Jan. 23rd, 2012

mysid: photo of a baby with WTF? written on it (WTF? Baby)
I work at a preschool that has both morning and afternoon classes. We also have "Lunch Bunch" between the two sessions. Parents can pay an extra fee to have their children stay for lunch and extra playtime.

On Friday, a Dad came by to pick up his four-year-old son after "Lunch Bunch." He informed the director, who happened to be helping watch the kids that day, that this was his son's last day. His wife had just gotten a new job that required the family to move out of state. He said that he'd hoped his son could stay in school for one more week, but now they were moving sooner. His son overheard this and was as surprised as anyone else as he hadn't been forewarned.

And then Dad took his son by the hand and started to leave without letting his son say good-bye to his teachers! It was bad enough that the boy would never get to say good-bye to his friends, but there wasn't much we could do about that as most of them had already gone home. But his teachers were just down the hall getting ready for their afternoon class. The director had to suggest to the father that his son should get a chance to say good-bye, and Dad reluctantly took a few minutes to let him do so.

As they walked out of the building, I overheard the boy asking his dad, "But what about all the projects I made? How will I get them?"

Dad replied, "Maybe I'll pick them up next week."

Yeah, right.


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