This is a Public Service Announcement.
-Teachers - My kids have 2 parents. If there is anything concerning the kids, please message/email/dojo both parents. Yes, we can easily relay messages to each other, but sometimes one parent is a little more forgetful than the other parent. So to make sure we get your message, send the message to both parents. Also, on the parent contact form, please provide enough space for BOTH parents’ information. We are tired of trying to squeeze both of our information legibly on 1 tiny line.
-Grandparents - There are 2 parents. Communicate with the parent of need. For example, if the kids are at your house and they are suppose to be picked up by 3 pm by Mom. Don’t text Dad asking him when Mom will be picking up the kids. Just text/call Mom. You can also use that tech savvy brain of yours and create a group text for both Mom and Dad. Group chats are great.
-Kids - You have 2 parents. Stop passing Dad in the kitchen to tell Mom in the bathroom ON THE TOILET that you want some water, or a snack. Dad is perfectly capable of getting food and water for you. Stop passing Dad in the kitchen to tell Mom in the bathroom ON THE TOILET that you want some water, or a snack. Dad is perfectly capable of getting food and water for you. (No that wasn't a typo. You have to say things multiple times for kids.....)Furthermore, you may not know this, but Dad is a really good cuddle too. You should get out of Mom’s lap and try it sometimes.
-Strangers - Yes, I have 4 kids. And yes, they all have the same father. Stop acting as if this is so odd. And yes, all of my kids have the same last name. It happens to be my husband’s (their father’s) last name that I earned when I married him over 10 years ago. And finally, yes, our marriage is still going on strong….with the 4 kids.
These are some of my thoughts, questions, comments and "could-care-less"...