I don’t have kids, so the concept of sharing school supplies with other kids is kind of foreign to me.
Has it always been this way?
I don’t remember this from my own childhood, but that was a long time ago and the memories are pretty hazy…
But back to this story: is this woman an a**hole for buying her daughter personalized stationery so other kids can’t have any of it?
Read on to see what happened…
“My little girl, Mia (F9) has started a new school recently. We moved started and she had to start new school. 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. 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 redistributed and them ending up with c**ppy 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.).
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.
The teacher now requested that I stop by to have a chat regarding Mia’s supplies.
I posted in local fb group and parents are divided so I need another opinion before I go meet with Mia’s teacher. Am I the a**hole for buying my child personalized stationery so it cannot be taken away from her?”
Take a look at what Reddit users had to say about this.
One reader said she’s NTA and that they weren’t a fan of this process when they were a kid.
And this Reddit user agreed and said that this is teaching kids the wrong lesson.
And another individual said she’s NTA and that they had some good insight on this situation from their own childhood.
What do you think about what happened?
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