I have been planning for weeks to attend DS's field trip to the apple farm with him today. In fact, I took a "volunteer" day at work.
A few weeks ago the teacher sent home a form asking if we wanted to volunteer and a permission slip. I promptly filled it out and sent it back the next day. Fast forward to today.....
I showed up all decked out in my rain boots with my boy and he was so excited we were going together. His teacher looked at me with a funny look on her face and said, "are you just here to drop him off?" I said, "No, i'm here to go on the field trip."
She then proceeded to completely embarrass me in front of the other moms by letting me know (very loudly) she never received my request and they already had enough volunteers (and a lot more about how I failed to follow the process correctly). I was very polite and calm and tried to explain that I sent everything in, ect and I even called last week to confirm with the office. Then I apologized and asked if I could drive myself and meet the kids there since I already told DS I was going. She then said NO! They can't have me go, even though it's a public place....
Not to upset my DS I took him aside and told him "mommy made a mistake and can't go this time, but that he would have so much fun anyway." Poor thing, the look on his face broke my heart
I cried all the way home! First, I had to miss the trip & time with DS, after taking the day off work. Then she totally embarrassed me in front of all the other moms.
About 20-minutes after I left she called me to say that there were other moms from other classes coming on their own and not as volunteers, and now I could come :rolleyes: After all that!