Pet Peeve Friday - page 7

Let's vent a bit. I'm having trouble readjusting to reality after a wonderful Spring Break and am finding my patience wearing down a little quicker than the school year. I'll start: Cell phone... Read More

  1. by   kidzcare
    Quote from tining
    Boys + white = just gross.
    Truth! White shirts do not stay white around my son or my daughters!
  2. by   ctate
    Nose, Lip, and male ear piercings. You sign that you read and understand the Student hand book, so why should you get to be special and walk around out of dress code?

    Snowflake come into the office for floss. Told her to remove nose piercing. She said okay and just stood there. I would not give her the floss until she removed the piercing. Snottily she said, "if it is going to kill you" and she pulled it out. Gave her the floss and she probably had it back in before she got 3 steps out my door.

    And this is one reason why I am look at possibly moving to the elementary level if an opening becomes available.

    On the other hand, I really don't care where they have a piercing. It does not hinder their learning. It just hasn't been changed in the handbook. Some one please position the school board to change the policy or something.
  3. by   OldDude
    When I read such ping pong type threads I usually add some sarcastic, chauvinistic, comment; Not here. NanaPoo...thank you for sharing your horrific experience. I'm sure every time you recall the experience it brings you pain anew but I'm positive you've transformed that into doing good for those around you and parented in a way to teach truth and moral righteousness.

    Before my Sweet Petunia would agree to marry me she said she had to tell me about her past. I told her that wasn't necessary. She insisted and proceeded to tell me about repeated childhood violations by her biological father. I vividly remember that as I listened to her recount the horror I felt nauseous, disgusted, and on a level...ashamed and somewhat guilty for just being a man. She thought she was damaged goods and said she would understand if I changed my mind about wanting to marry her. Oh my GOD! I couldn't utter a response so I just grabbed hold of her and I've yet to let go. She too transformed her unthinkable experiences into spreading good to everyone she comes into contact with and has taught, and teaches, our 4 boys and 1 girl, to respect themselves and respect others, be kind, and do good. Sometimes they step out of line but it's our job, as parents, to get them back onto the right path.

    So as I read the previous statements, all legitimate I say, where has "parenting" gone. Dress codes and conduct rules can't put the genie back into the bottle. It's the foundation formed during children's development that shapes and molds them into the adolescent/teenager/adult they become. Where has parenting gone? This is my pet peeve...not just on Friday but every day! TGIF!
  4. by   NanaPoo
    Bingo, Old Dude. You're one of the good ones.
  5. by   No Stars In My Eyes
    People who talk down to others, especially to children.
    I have a family member who has always been supercilious and pompous, who talks down. STILL, all these years later, I would love to kick that person in the shins!
  6. by   Nurse in MT
    CPS calls. Ugh.
    I know it's my job as a mandatory reporter, but I always feel guilty, even when I KNOW it's in the child's best interest.