Tuesday, May 4, 2010

My clientele

This scenario happened yesterday at work. Seriously. Makes me lose all hope in parenting.

In an effort to teach the kids about plant life and a life cycle, we had kids grow grass seeds in nylons to make into grass heads. They turned out adorable... and looked something like this:

Once they were decorated with a face, the kids got to take them home to share with their families. Yesterday, a parent dropped off her child to our room and had something to ask. The conversation went something like this:

Parent: I have a question about those grass heads.
Teacher: Yes?
Parent: Is that marijuana that's growing at the top?
Teacher: Um. No. It's just grass. 
Parent: Oh, my husband was wondering if it was marijuana. I'll have to tell him.

Yep. That's my clientele. First, they a) think that we could possibly grow an illegal substance in our classrooms, b) probably wished the grass was marijuana because it would be an easier profit than actually working, and c) think that having this conversation in front of children is appropriate.


Jen said...

Wow. That's unbelievable.