The other day I was picking up my kids from lunch and I still had an unfinished can of soda in my hand. One of my kids asked me if it was beer. Understanding that they don’t know or understand the ramifications of a teacher openly consuming alchohol on the job, I never- the-less was quick to point out that, “No, it’s not beer, I don’t drink beer.” The student replied, “Well, my mom does……”
I have this standing thing I tell parent’s. “I’ll make a deal with you, I won’t believe half the things your child says happens at home, if you won’t believe half the things they say happen at school.” But that’s not REALLY true, I tend to believe most of what they tell me goes on at home. And often, the parents would be mortified to hear some of it……….