If you haven't heard about it, please take a second to read the story, so my post today makes more sense. I'll be here when you get back, I promise, and I know you'll come back, because my rants are amazing.
|Mother of the Year, right there...|
Christina Valdez, pic courtesy of kgun9.com
Are y'all ready? Here we go...
I want to pat Christina Valdez (the mother) on the back, and get her number so I can ask her parenting advice from here on out. She obviously gets the Mother of the Year award for many reasons:
- She's such an amazing mother, that she made sure her daughter did her homework every night. In fact, my guess would be that she sat down with her daughter and helped her with her homework every night, just to make sure it was done. In the least, she asked her daughter if her homework was done when she picked her up from the 'after-school homework assistance program'. An answer of, 'Yes, Mom' from an 8 year old is always 100% trustworthy.
- When her 8 year old brought this award home to her, she was immediately outraged, and rightfully so. What kind of teacher jokes around with her students? Teachers and students should never interact in a way that could make learning fun. So, Christina took matters above the teacher's head to the principal, because expressing her concern to the child's teacher is a completely unreasonable idea. Great moms always blow things out of proportion.
- Apparently the principal 'blew her off', so she went to the media, as any amazing mother should. I mean, come on. The award, which was given to the little girl in front of her whole class, according to Christina is, "...cruel and no child should be given an award like this. It's disturbing." Having her child humiliated by her class is a horrible thing. Now, having the entire world know about it, by going to the media, is definitely not going to do any more harm than good, so yes, an amazing mother goes the media to make this travesty known.
WTF happened to consequences of actions? The little girl didn't do her homework, apparently all year