Schools are going back into session, along with all the drama that ensues with changes to kids’ and parents’ routines alike. If that weren’t enough, there is the requisite back-to-school shopping — which it appears many teachers have changed up over the years, judging by the comments on one post on the AITA subreddit.
Reddit user BlueCarrot002 took to Reddit after her 9-year-old daughter’s teacher sent a passive-aggressive note home about Mia’s personalized school supplies, asking if she was in the wrong for getting her daughter supplies that couldn’t be as easily stolen or misplaced.
“AITA for buying personalized stationery for my daughter so it can’t be redistributed in class?” the mother asked.
“My little girl, Mia (F9) has started a new school recently. We moved started and she had to start new school,” she said. “I got a list of supplies that the teacher required plus extras like extra packs of crayons, etc. You know the deal. While I don’t necessarily agree with this, it’s not a hill I, willing to die on so I got everything on that list.”
She went on to say, “However, I also got my child her own supplies. Now, the list didn’t say to not label them. Mia is very particular on what type of stationery she likes. I’ve heard horror stories of kids stuff being redistrubuted and them ending up with crappy supplies so I sat down with Mia and we got her personalised binders and notebooks and pencils with her name on etsy. It’s all part of the item so can’t be removed and given to another kid (like I said, as requested, I bought extra binders, etc.).”
The mother’s worries about her daughter’s supplies being taken from her seemed to be valid, she said, because “It turns out that I was right to do so. When Mia got home, she brought a passive aggressive note from the teacher about Mia’s supplies. Apparently, she tried to gather all supplies and have kids pick another one.”
“She requested that I switch Mia’s supplies to generic ones which I’m refusing to do,” OP said. “The teacher now requested that I stop by to have a chat regarding Mia’s supplies.”