Whine of the Month Wednesday has become my new favorite day. It’s a special time set aside for all of you moms (and dads) to share your whine of the month. So come on, go ahead and get your complaint off of your chest! You know you want to! No whine is too big or too small.
This Wednesday my complaint isn’t even directed toward my family but toward my son’s school and the way they handle their parent-teacher night. There is only one way to describe it: a time-sucking nightmare.
Now, I love my son. I want to be the dutiful parent and be well informed about how he is doing in school, which is more than just the letters on his report card. But with all of the parents descending upon the school within the same four hour time frame, and with each kid having six different teachers, as you can imagine parent-teacher night is rather chaotic. But there is no process in place, we are simply told to line up outside each teacher’s room and wait our turn. I waited for an HOUR to speak with my son’s English teacher. Eventually it’s a bit like waiting in line for concert tickets, the parent ahead of you and the one behind you becoming your new BFF’s forever. I felt like I needed an “I survived” T-shirt, and that was only after the first line! I still had five more teachers to go.
PS And if my son’s band teacher is reading this blog, I’d like to apologize for not meeting with you. After the fifth line I was tired and hungry and cranky, much like a toddler. I suspect you’re probably pretty happy I gave up and went home.