I just received a letter from my daughter’s school complaining that my daughter has been tardy/absent more than five times this semester and I need to pay attention and make sure she is attending. It took everything I have not to go there in person in my pajamas with no bra and tell them to fuck all the way off to their faces.
Ainsley is a competitive gymnast. It is her passion. She had two injuries this year, the latest is her ankle. She fractured it in four places and tore every ligament. She was in a cast for several weeks, then graduated to a boot which she is currently in. She has been attending physical therapy several times a week and I had to pull her from competition half way through the season. At every appointment I have her collect a doctor’s note and she brings it to school so that her tardy or absence is excused. The school is so afraid she’ll further injure herself while at school they won’t even let her on the playground at recess. I actually had to email the P.E. teacher because I found out that she’d berated and teased Ainsley about her injury during class in front of students, and insinuated Ainsley is lazy and doesn’t want to participate in P.E. Yeah… fuck you.
So, today I get this email and its almost the end of the year. I’ve got ZERO patience for this nonsense. I sent a response… it will be interesting to see how they deal with it. If their inclination is to defend the letter… well… then I might have to show up in my PJs and tell them what I think about it. Here is my response: