As Madeline pointed out yesterday, the word “panties,” is shudder-tastic. I’ve found three worse words – at least used in succession, and when referring to the contents of a little kid’s backpack.
Bag of feces.
Yup, a kindergartner came home from school this week with a big ol’ bag of dung in his backpack.
Inside, his dad says, was a note from the teacher that read “This little turd was on the floor in my room.”
What??? This child is five and apparently had an accident in the classroom. I repeat, this child is five. Accidents happen (come on parents, sing the Elmo’s Potty Time song). For a teacher to make an issue of it to begin with shows she does not belong in a kindergarten classroom (or, perhaps, any classroom). Kids need to realize there’s no shame in accidents and taught that they can always ask the teacher to use the bathroom. If this was a habit, the teacher might even be wise to talk to the school psychologist about the incidents, as elementary age kids whose potty training regresses are often displaying signs of stress, illness or even abuse.
Bagging it up and sending it home is particularly heinous because, let’s face it, this is POOP we’re talking about. Human waste. Excrement. Should I continue? The school says they’re “looking into it,” but I’d say they need to look at flushing this teacher out of their system.
What do you say, Babble readers?