Emails from parents are crack me ups,
Not so much because of the annoyance they present,
“Do you know how ridiculous all of this is?…” kind of comments.
No, what’s so funny is how many parents forget,
Forget what it was like for their parents
Who had to decipher what was real,
The truth of a kid’s story
The reality of the fake brief the little lawyer delivered..
“My teacher doesn’t like me,
Won’t help me,
Want’s to see me fail.”
“The technology doesn’t work,
I need a new device,
Somebody changed my password.”
The dog and the homework joke has a new life,
It’s more grand, more plausible, just as much a lie,
And I think many of today’s parents are not parenting at all.
They want cozy, comfortable, easy,
No stress, no failure, no difficulty.
So, maybe the technology is a pain in the ass,
But teachers want success for their students,
What’s to gain by students failing?
None of us want that for kids or those sorts of emails.
How about it moms and dads, can you remember your shenanigans?
Think before you email about the kid tricks you tried on your parents,
Then look in the organic mirror that your kids are and shut them down.
More often than not, your child is failing themselves.
You fail them as a parent by bailing them out all the time.
Although I do appreciate the hilarity of an ill advised email.