Out the blue I received an email from a different parent and wanted to document it here.
Obviously I've taken out names and any identifying pointers but the sentiment is clear.
And yes you were all so right with your much appreciated messages of support.
School is shut on Tuesday due to the Teacher's strike. So that means 13 'nasty get ups' left!
Most of the staff are equally as knackered and I know non education workers can lament on and on about people who work in school always being on holiday...but unless you are in that mentally draining environment which gives you a different tiredness to physical tiredness, you truly don't and can't ever understand! I do love my job and will miss my class bigstyle. Don't tell them - but after two years of dishing out equipment I've got them all a personalised pencil with From Miss 'Radiostar' on them!
Anyway, the email...
I just wanted to say how grateful I am for your amazing support. We couldn't have got this far without the support you have given and are still giving both my child and me. I honestly don't know what I would have done if you hadn't offered your unwavering kindness and support. My child will do brilliantly at high school and I have you to thank. Their confidence and self esteem is amazing me at every step of this transition process. They're growing into an amazing young person.Please remember how much of an impact you have had on my child. You deserve more than a thank you but this will do for now.Lots of love fromRachel *pass me the tissues* Radiostar xxxPs.Haul from Hobbycraft sale...
read your previous post and am utterly disgusted with the way some parents act. Have seen this sort of moron first hand, they are quite simply, scum. They way they acted speaks volumes about THEM and not you. But horrible to have to deal with, so you have my sympathy there.ReplyDelete
That's a really lovely email to get. See? Normal people can see that you are a good person and good for their children.
Are you getting a doglet? That's a bit exciting! x
Aw thanks Sadie XDelete
The doglet... We've been uhmming and aaaahing for years on and on and seriously for the last few weeks. Last night. I RANG UP ABOUT A PUPPY!!! But...only to go see and make tentative enquiries..... Isn't it sweet though. Look at its widdle nose and its widdle ears and its widdle fwuffy feet - oh dear am smitten! I know it'll grow. And I know they are expensive and then they leave us - sniffle but... I'll make me get off my backside and go walking!
What an exciting entry. Love the craft thing, love the hint, love, love, love the email. I have a memory box that I put letters, cards, etc, like that into so I can keep them for ever. So encouraging and so cheering. Well deserved too - well done.ReplyDelete
< gets out tissue >
I just will take these sentiments about making an impact to my grave. I have kept all my cards I ever had from cheeldren!Delete
Well said in the email, love your stash, not sure about the little black thing, we have cats here not used to dogs.ReplyDelete
The shiny thread is just ooooh! I can't describe it any other way! How cute is the black thing though?!!Delete
What a lovely email. Love the threads I must get some for my new machine. What a cutie, I shall be looking forward to see if he/she moves in with you xxReplyDelete
It's still all to play for! We couldn't go see it today so will have to wait until Tuesday night. Eeeek!Delete
Very satisfying when you get such high praise and thanks from a parent. Makes the whole job so rewarding.ReplyDelete
Oh now I'm excited, a squishy kissy gorgeous puppy.
I don't do it for the praise but it does make you feel good inside! If a little embarrassed!!! The puppy is adorable.... I'm 99% sure we'll have it!Delete
What a lovely message from a lovely parent. Cute puppy.ReplyDelete
Cheers Carol. I think this parent is an amazing parent! XDelete
That wonderful thank you message says it all and is one to cherish and keep.ReplyDelete
It feels to me those other sad parents sound like awful bullies and very controlling and are probably jealous because you managed to reach inside their child and give it some confidence and belief that it doesn't get at home. The way you described it I think that child knew exactly what the parents were doing, hence the reassuring waves. You've shown the child there is a better way.
Do I detect some puppy brooding ...?
Oh I've been puppy brooding for decades but never took the plunge!Delete
Lovely message from a Proper parent - as opposed to the idiot ones-, Good haul from Hobbycraft - good luck with the metallic thread, had I known you wanted some you could have had mine which drove me to distraction when I tried to use it for cross stitch!ReplyDelete
Also good luck if you decide to get the tiddly- piddly pup!
Now I'm worried about the metallic thread!! Perhaps I'll leave it on my shelf and just admire it!!Delete
What a lovely letter from a parent who obviously values and appreciates the work and effort you put in. Hopefully it will help take the edge of the other nitwit's rant.ReplyDelete
Awww very cute puppy. Hope you don't mind me saying but from one good bloggy friend to another think very carefully before you get one. We've got 2 and I wouldn't do it again. We're more tied down to them than the kids now. Unless Amy stays home we're on a time limit for days out and impromptu overnight get aways become a no-no as well. If Amy is around, she's on a time limit for getting back to let them out. For longer holidays kennels don't come cheap and ours always come out with funny tummies (as you know from all my recent blogging about it!) Honestly, if I had older children who were independent I wouldn't do it. It's like having a baby again, only you can't take them everywhere with you. But if you do get one, post lots of pictures because they really are cute :) xx
Thank you for your honest advice. We have been thinking it over for a long long time. years in fact. The cons do still outweigh the pros which is why we are still a doggy free household, however, we are seriously considering it. So close which is why I rang up about the puppy!!! We didn't like how the lady was on the phone which has put us off !! So the photo is all that we've seen so far...Delete
But now we have total child free freedom, we can nip off willy nilly when we like. We can go out for days with no worries.
Holidays are no probs because we only holiday in the uk and where we stay always have pet friendly options. Dogs on leads are welcome at a lot of EH sites. And we have a Mr 19 desperate for one - company for when we abandon him every weekend!!
There's the expense too to consider etc and the poo, worms and doggy farts....
But I'd have to get off my bum n take it for walks. Someone would be pleased to see me no matter what, someone would keep my feet warm in Winter, someone would look so photogenic infront of my coal fire, someone else to love ...
Aargh decisions decisions!!!
What flavour is your soon to be squishy kissy pup. It looks a bit like a spaniel to me (my favourite) or a labrador my second fav.ReplyDelete
It's a Giant Schnauzer! Heart meltingly cute and vair handsome when grown up!Delete
What a lovely message it restores your faith in human nature, I love your hobbycraft haul, what a sweet puppy. :) xReplyDelete
It does! I might read it every morning before work!!Delete
Love the email from the good parent,ReplyDelete
Love the new threads.....I could buy reels of thread forever and just stroke them.
Love that gorgeous puppy and hope it does come home with you-x-
Sheila, I'm with you on the stroking! We are still wobbling over the pup.Delete
Only going to see it and make tentative enquiries, eh? ;-). Thanks for email will reply this week. Soz to read of unpleasant parent but glad the universe restored the balance via the lovely one. Idiots are always obvious, don't you think? XxReplyDelete
Yes they are! CT, the doggy lady was very off putting n the phone, in the way that she sounded too busy to speak to me - she never took my number and was abrupt when I enquired about times to go see. This lady is a breeder too, it's her business and I was justDelete
She sounded harassed though and busy. But still...
When I hung up. The HG said he'd look around again for someone else.
The right one will fall into your lap. Teddy came to us from a rescue centre as a pup and Poppy was born in a stable on a farm. Ted ran straight to me and Pop went straight to our youngest. What's yours won't walk past you xxDelete
I'm so glad your feelings of fabulousness have been reinstated 🌟 Although you should never doubt the amazing job you do! XxReplyDelete
Aww Lisa you HAVE to say that as you were a student in my class!! XxDelete
Squeeeeeeeee! And ah that's a nice email. It certainly makes a difference to be appreciated. There's enough vileness in the world. Hope it brightened your day.ReplyDelete
Kim, seriously, it brightened MY LIFE! XxDelete
Aww you can't tease me with that puppy! So cute xReplyDelete
It's a big commitment so serious discussions are taking place but it is so freaking cute!Delete
So glad that at least one parent really appreciates your work and the support you have offered!!! Well done to them for sending it to you and for you for doing such great work! Love the pencil gift!ReplyDelete
Cheers Amy, I'm hoping the pencils arrive on time!!ReplyDelete