Mum Livid After Daycare Worker Writes a Rude Reminder Note in Green Texta on Her Toddler’s Stomach
A mum has been left furious after discovering that a daycare worker wrote a rude reminder note on her toddler’s stomach in thick green texta.
Heather Chisum, from Florida in the US, discovered the message when she went to change her son Milo’s nappy later that afternoon. Scrawled across his tiny abdomen in bright green texta was the message “Mom I’m out of diapers pls read my report”, referring to her son’s daily message tucked in his lunchbox briefly describing his day. No doubt the message from the previous day had mentioned something about needing more nappies brought in, but single mum of two Heather must have missed it.
Instead of bringing it up with Heather during her morning drop off and afternoon pick up, a staff member took it upon themselves to do this:
How is this an appropriate way to deliver a message to a parent in a professional daycare?
“Am I right to be furious about this? Or am I overreacting?” Heather wrote in a lengthy Facebook post. “I really need your opinions guys, because I’m about to barge in this daycare tomorrow morning and have some words.”
“I change his diaper this afternoon AND SEE THIS WRITTEN ON MY SON WITH MARKER,” she added.
Mum Heather said she sees several teachers while dropping off and picking up her children at the Children’s Education Center of the Islands in Sanibel, Florida. The mother questioned why they didn’t inform her in person rather than scrawl across her toddler’s stomach with green texta.
“I’m a single mum with a full-time job and two very young children. SUE ME FOR NOT READING THE REPORT EVERY SINGLE DAY,” she wrote.
The mum said she struggled to get the markings off her child’s belly after scrubbing it with “several baby wipes.”
“I had plans to take them to the beach to play, and now I can’t because my son has writing all over him,” she said.
What’s more, Heather said this wasn’t the first time someone at the daycare wrote on her child!
The daycare eventually apologised to Heather for the incident and subsequently terminated the staff member responsible for the note.
“We are aware of the incident at the school, and we are terribly sorry for the distress it has caused the family involved, as well as all of our families. It was a breach of our professional ethics on the part of the teacher,” the daycare’s executive director, Cindy Carter DeCosta, said, according to local media.
“The school has taken immediate action to remove the teacher from the school. We are reviewing protocols already in place to ensure that nothing like this occurs again,” it added.
Wow. Just, wow. We would have thought “Don’t use the children as post-it notes” would not be something that needed to be said, but here we are.
Source: Facebook/Heather Chisum