Sunday, October 4, 2009

Phone Call from the teacher

Tonight as I was getting my youngest fed and ready for bed the phone rang. I thought it was probably my mom but it turned out to be my oldest son's first grade teacher. I was a little worried about why she would be calling me on a Sunday night but it turned out she was just touching base with me about how my son is doing so far in school. Nothing she had to say was a surprise and none of it was bad, but my first reaction when I saw her name on the caller ID was that my son was in trouble for something. Isn't it terrible that when a teacher calls we expect it to be for bad news? I commend her on calling to keep the lines of communication open. I think this is going to be a really good school year for him!


  1. that is nice! i'm the same way. i mean, i don't have kids, but whenever i get an unexpected phone call i tend to expect the worst...


  2. I am so used to everyone using email for everything else that I was thrown for a loop by the call. His teacher is now on round two of reaching out the parents but we haven't gotten out second call yet. I wonder how many calls she makes a night and appreciate that she does it on her own time.