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Well, It Happened…

Our youngest guy, James, headed to his first week of preschool with excitement, energy and curiosity.  I was sad to see my guy start this path toward his formal schooling years – he’s my last baby!  But alas, the day came when I said good-bye and he had a fantastic time with his preschool teachers.

It was the second day of school and as I waited for him to be dismissed from class I noticed his teachers peering through the classroom window and pointing in my direction.

I could feel in my gut that something wasn’t right as one teacher headed straight towards me with a smile on her face, asking if I was James’ mommy.

After introducing herself she said, “I needed to let you know about a little incident we had in class today”.  Suddenly words like bite, lie, steal and destroy were running through my head.  The thing was, James is the most gentle of all my boys – especially when it comes to authority figures.  He doesn’t want to create issues or disappoint anyone.  So I asked, “What happened?!”

She filled me in: “We were having snack and as I sat with the children I commented on how yummy our snack was – that I thought it was my favorite!  That’s when James declared to the rest of the room: ‘Yeah! It’s d*** good!'”

My jaw dropped, how could this have happened!?  Although his teachers were giggling I was NOT!  I immediately began defending our family’s moral values, choice of movies and music…I probably sounded like an overprotective, defensive prude.

His teacher was very gracious and treated the whole thing with humor…they told me they’ve heard everything and not to worry.  He truly didn’t know what he was saying – but I was still focused on the fact that he said it at all!

So there I was, standing in the lobby of this lovely Christian preschool it shock. Maybe I overreacted, maybe I took it too personally – but I just didn’t see this one coming.

Thankfully we haven’t had any more “issues” arise at school (except a couple little girls that have influenced James to request hair gel and cologne) and hopefully it will continue to be that way.

I hope I’m not the only one that’s had an embarrassing or shocking issue arise when my children are under the care of someone else….I just hope that next time I won’t stumble over my words and simply apologize with grace and dignity 😮

If you have a story would you share it with us?  I think it would do me good to hear I’m not alone 😮


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