Oh how I wish I wasn't cowardly. Today would be one of those days that I am wishing for some courage.
Last night at Jacob's soccer practice one of the other parents came up to me and asked me if I knew why "K" switched classes. I told her that I knew she had switched classes but I was unaware of the circumstances behind it. This parent then goes on to say that Jacob was the cause of the little girl switching classes.
Oh and she continues .... she said Jacob was hugging "K" so much that she couldn't be in the same class as him.
THIS IS NEWS TO ME! HOW WAS I UNAWARE OF THIS?
So I leave soccer practice, needless to say, PISSED!
As soon as I got home I wrote a letter to the teacher asking for an explanation on what really happened.
Then I asked Jacob why "K" left his class and went into the other first grade classroom. He said that "K" cried all the time because her best friend was in the other classroom. I knew that couldn't be the reason but that is what Jacob thought.
So this afternoon, Jacob's teacher called to fill me in on the situation.
The teacher said "K"s mom wrote a two page letter saying she didn't feel comfortable with Jacob in "K"s class because Jacob always was hugging on her and that Jacob's behavior was inappropriate.
The teacher said she never saw any inappropriate behavior between Jacob and "K" but felt it was best to just switch "K" to the other class.
So now what do I do.
I am angry with "K"s parents because they never discussed any of this with me. Don't you think you would have if it was that upsetting to you?
And now the rumor in our small town is that Jacob is behaving inappropriate. I don't want other parents thinking that about my son. Jacob is a good boy and he wouldn't do anything inappropriate on purpose.
Should I call the parents of "K" to discuss this? I am not confrontational by nature but I would take a stance for my son's behalf.
I remember when my 10 year old brother was in first grade another child was caught bringing kids into his garage and licking their behinds. The mother of the child that was doing this said it was a child's natural curiosity and that nothing should be thought about it.
I don't know what to think.
Are your children huggers? Has anyone ever said anything regarding your child's behavior? How would you handle this?