I Don’t Like My Son’s Teacher

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Hot damn that felt good to say.  I like everybody and I still don’t like her.

I don’t want to bore you with the completely rational reasons I feel this way.  You know I’m reasonable (just smile and nod), you know I hate confrontation, you know I’d rather spend the entire school year without ever setting foot in the school office and yet here I am.  So just back me, tell me I’m right and be on my side.  We’re close like that, you and me.

Disliking Miss Teacher has been a challenging family secret to keep.  Big Daddy P and I don’t want our son knowing just how much we dislike her or disagree with her discipline methodology.  The last thing we would ever want to do is undermine her authority, at least in his eyes.

Let it be known that I am not, nor will I ever be, the kind of mother who thinks her child can do no wrong.  I know better than anybody the kind of undesirable behavior my child is capable of exhibiting.  Don’t we all know this about our kids?  But even knowing my kid doesn’t change my opinion or earn her any brownie points.

The worst part of all is that I can’t even pretend to fake it with this teacher and that hardly ever happens.  I’ve all but strategically wedged Big Daddy P between us to act as diplomat when I’m usually the happy doormat in such confrontational situations.

I don’t know if things will get better, but I do know this…it’s gonna be a long-ass year.



  1. OMG!!! Is not even september ’13 ….and already I know Who is going to be my son’s teacher and I dont Like Her…..terrible!!!! she is so disorganized and I think to rude.. 😦 I feel your pain!

  2. Your Mommy Friend Lori says:

    Lisa,  it is sooo hard to maintain my maturity through this.  It’s only November, I don’t know how much longer I can keep up this charade.  I made my husband go to the Parent Teacher Conference too, lol!

  3. OMG, I could totally have written this post…ok well except that whole mature part about not wanting my son to know. I TRY refrain from totally bashing her. Oh and I’m sorta alone in my overall dislike as my husband swears she’s not as bad as I make her out to be. But when my son told me he couldn’t wear a certain pair of socks one morning because his teacher gets mad at kids who wear them I almost lost my mind. THEN I almost made him wear the socks. But I thought I might cause him an ulcer. SO instead I bit my tongue. Then I made my husband go to the parent teacher conference so I didn’t have to deal with her.

  4. Your Mommy Friend Lori says:

    I’d looooove to tell the whole sorted tale but I’m trying to take the high road.  You know, complaining about it in the most non-descriptive manner.  General stuff about potential and expectations. 

  5. I’ve got your back, Lori. You are right!

    I imagine it has to be terrible to not like your childs teacher. Ugh. I’m sorry.

  6. totally have been there. several times. Last year, I didn’t like my son’s kindy teacher. at all. She ended up “retiring” in January. yay!never be afraid to voice your concerns, fears and complaints to the principal. never. Hugs!

  7. Wow, what did she do that was so horrible? Enlighten us, please!

  8. Jenn Kickassjenn says:

    Haven’t been there yet but have sympathized with a few friends that have, I couldn’t stand by and watch my child be miserable all year, I would be in the principals office voicing my opinion and changing teachers. Yes, mothers can’t always protect their kids from everything but from this if there is anyway to get the class changed I would jump through those hoops. Of course, I am the opposite and confrontation doesn’t bother me and I’ve chatted with our principal often and would feel comfortable.
    Anyway, I feel for you and wish you the best dealing with Miss. Witchypants.

  9. ewwe! I find it so hard for me to hide how I feel about someone to my child. In fact I’m sure I’ve colored the way she sees someone based on my feelings. So I’m very proud that you’ve done so well in hiding your feelings from your son.I hope it all works out.

  10. Can’t wait to see if it comes down to scrapping with her in a “pencil skirt and kitten heels.” (My ALL TIME FAVE line from one of your posts!!) Keep me posted!

  11. I don’t like my daughter’s teacher this year, either. I loved her teacher last year and now we know just how spoiled we were. My daughter doesn’t like her either.

    Yeah, a long year is about right.

  12. Oh, been there … so sorry, yes, I too remember counting the days til the end of the school year. Hang in there …
    (now if I don’t like my 8 yr old’s teacher for something she did, I have to go and tell myself off in the mirror -lol)

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