Stick to Teaching and Stop Getting So Personal!
Dear Kindergarten Teacher Who Overshares,
I know you love your students, and they love you, too, but they're not your friends and circle time isn't girls' night out.
The thing is, they're 5. So they really don't need to know that you're getting contacts and on the lookout for a boyfriend. (Or that you don't already HAVE a boyfriend thanks to that bad date you had last weekend.) They don't need to hear about where you want to go on vacation or how much you can't wait to go spend your paycheck on a new dress. You can pretty much stick with "B says 'buh'," and they're getting all the gossip need from you.
And all while we're at it: I'm not interested, either. Don't tell me about your menstrual cramps when I drop my daughter off. And let's just go ahead and use our parent-teacher conference time to talk about my daughter's academic progress, not your dead dog.
Also? Don't friend me on Facebook. I don't want to know what you're out doing on Saturday nights and I certainly don't want to see pics of my kid's teacher "woo-hoo'ing" on a party boat.
While I do appreciate your enthusiasm, it'd be great if you could devote it to teaching the days of the week ... and just keep the rest to yourself!
TMI for This Mom
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