This is kind of another back to school post, but not really.
I'd like to think of it as more of a I HATE PEOPLE post... (Just saying that already makes me feel a little better)
Gracie had her first 1 hour meet and greet with the teacher and 3 other students yesterday.
We arrived at the school a little early, and had to wait outside.
Upon arriving, there was a group of parents and kids also waiting outside. I learned later that most of these were kids and parents from other classes. Thank God!
I approached the group with a smile on my face. Gracie approached with her head stuffed in her vest. (Suddenly, my child turned shy. That's okay.)
My smile and her shyness were greeted with "the eye". Looks up and down.
I felt like we were the enemy entering someone else's territory.
These looks didn't come from the kids. The kids didn't even know we walked through the gates.
The looks were from all of the other parents. ( I should stick up for a couple of moms that said hello and at least tried!)
What do you suppose they were looking at? Were they wondering if we were some sort of terrorists sneaking into the JK class?? Were they already comparing clothes?
Were they thinking how beautiful and smart my child looked compared to theirs??
Maybe they were just thinking how beautiful and smart I looked?!! BAHAHahaha....
Like seriously people. GROW UP!!! You've never seen another mom and her 3 year old before?
Take a look and move on!
I know that Gracie even sensed the looks because she quickly grabbed a hold of my leg and wouldn't look up..
We finally got called in, and once inside, it was no better.
Now my way of thinking, is that we're probably going to be spending the next two years with these people (maybe the next 8), so let's be friendly, make some small talk and help our children feel comfortable.
I don't want to be your friend, but being friendly shouldn't kill us!
Apparently no one else felt that way.
Everyone stuck to themselves, with their kids, and that was that.
Oh,I can't believe that I didn't mention this yet! Do you all remember the LITTLE GIRL FROM THE PARK?? Yep, that one! The one that stood up and turned her back to my baby?
Well.... she's in her class..
Her snotty nosed mother was also there. She's STILL snotty nosed!!!
I still tried. Gracie STILL tried..
When we were packing up to leave, I told Gracie that she should say goodbye to - lets call her, *Emma* - Gracie quickly said "Goodbye *Emma*.
What did the little girl do? Turn up her nose, turn and walk away.
What did her mom do?
She took her hand and walked away with her!!!
OH YES SHE DID!!!!!
PISS ME RIGHT OFF!!
On the way out, the next group of children and parents were coming in.
All of them had blank stares and could fake a smile if they tried...
You know what I say? Screw them!!
I'm going to continue being my smiling, friendly self. I will continue to encourage my daughter to be the same.
If they don't like it, tough!!
Miserable people can stay miserable, they can keep treating us like crap, but they WILL NOT BRING US DOWN!!!!
That being said, it could be a very long year!!
OH P.S~ Did I mention that the JK teacher didn't even give me the warm fuzzies?? She wasn't the warm fuzzy type of person that you would expect to be teaching your 3/4 year old, that's for sure!!