My mother was never called to the school because of me, but I’m sure it happened a few times for at least one of my brothers. My mother is fair. She even sent one of my own brothers to the principal’s office when he hit another kid. Students were shocked. But again, she’s fair. If one of us does something wrong, we are punished. On the other hand, if we are accused of something, she makes sure to have all the facts first. This mom knows a thing or two about fairness when it comes to kids, gender, and just in general, and her response to unfairness is incredible.
1I’m an ER nurse
“We’re not allowed to keep our phones on us; they’re to be kept in our lockers. A call comes into hospital reception on a private line for me.
Phone: ‘This is [Teacher] from [School]. There’s been an incident involving [Daughter]. We need you to come in.’
Me: ‘Is she ill or injured? Can it wait until my shift is over in two hours?’
Phone: ‘[Daughter] has struck another pupil. We’ve been trying to call you for 45 minutes. It really is very serious.’
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