Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Shame On You!

I know it seems like a delayed reaction on my part to be talking about this just now when the school year is almost over.  But the first time this happened to me, I thought it was just an isolated incident.  Earlier today though, I realized that it isn't.  I'm talking about the MBB's at my son's school....those Moms Behaving Badly.

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You see, my son's preschool has a drop-off system. You're supposed to get a parking spot in the morning as you arrive, wait in the car with your child, until the teachers come out of the building to signal the start of the drop-off.  There is, of course, an option to walk your child to the classroom so you can go this route if you are in a hurry and want to leave sooner.  

One by one, the cars parked form a line in a very organized manner, respecting each other's spot based on where they were parked.  There is a system in place which everyone is aware of. Unfortunately, some parents ignore this system and cut in line.  I don't think this happens very often but every once in a while, I see it happen...mothers rushing and sneaking up from behind, wanting to believe you did not notice where they really came from (or maybe they just don't care).  

It's not so much the behavior per se that troubles me but the implications of such.  If these are parents we are talking about and they don't seem to care that the wrong they are doing is being done even in the presence of their children, then what can we expect from these people in terms of what they are teaching to their kids, what values and beliefs...that their time is more precious than others'?...that rules are not important?...that their needs    outweigh those of other people?...or perhaps simply that 'respect' does not mean anything?  

They say everything is magnified in the eyes of a child.  What do you think you taught your child today through modelling?  I don't really need to know.  But YOU need to know you can sleep well tonight with your answer.






  

15 comments:

  1. There are always one or two who do not think the rules apply to them. You are right, their children tend to model the wrong behavior. I don't know what bad behavior I modeled today but I'm sure I will see it in one of my darlings tomorow!!! Lol! Thanks for making me think! Take care!

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  2. 5.3.11 via FB

    Right on, sister! Teach these MBBs, you must!

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  3. 5.3.11 via FB

    I had a similar experience on Easter Sunday. There were food stalls at the church grounds in celebration of Easter. I saw a little girl holding up a used cup to her father, seemingly asking where she should put it. Child in tow, the father purposely walked to a tree and dumped the cup at its roots. The child's eyes grew large in amazement. You could almost see her brain processing what just happened. What a bad example

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  4. 5.3.11 via FB
    marami talagang pasaway, joy...asar!

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  6. Oh, does this bring back memories! Thankfully, Older Daughter is in middle school now... parents do not seem to behave quite so badly. However, Baby Girl will start elementary next year... we'll have to let you know how it goes.

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  7. Hi, I am your last follower, coming from the positive blog hop! I hate MBBs. In my daughter's school, some mums have shouted at each other because their darling daughters had fought against each other. Lol!

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  8. Hi, I am your last follower, coming from the positive blog hop! I hate MBBs. In my daughter's school, some mums have shouted at each other because their darling daughters had fought against each other. Lol!

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  9. This brings back memories. My two older girls were nearly done with junior high. I spied two mothers screaming at each other, with the principal between them looking henpecked. Oy. I made arrangements to have my youngest one bussed to a different junior high when it was her turn.

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  10. You said it Joy!

    If I was there and the kids were safely inside the building, I would give those ladies something to think about. I just hate it when things like that happen.

    Aaargh! Ayan, affected na ko. Chill Mia! :D

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  11. 5.3.11 via FB
    marami talagang pasaway, joy...asar!

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