The Cupcake

So as you all know it was Calum's first day of big school yesterday. New school, new routine, new friends, new teacher. I'm pretty sure that can all be very over whelming for a little dude. When i asked him about his day, he had fun. His favorite part was the gluing glitter on animals. And "Mom please can you buy me a very big glitter bottle with green glitter".

I also over-heard the teacher say there was a birthday boy in class, so I asked him if they had a party. "No, there wasn't a party, just cupcakes, but the teacher didn't give me any."

Now my mommy side started getting defensive. I want to know why you would do that to a new kid. Shame man. Then I sat back and thought about it rationally - there must be a reason. a decent one. Maybe the mom sent only enough cupcakes for the normal kids and didn't know there was a new kid to cater for. I'm sure that must be it.

Anyway - off I go to school today to just inquire, because forever and ever my child will remember that he was an outsider on his first day and he didn't get a cupcake like everyone else. Trying to think of how to make it right. Maybe sneak some cupcakes in so Teacher can give him one and say she's terribly sorry about the mix up. Something. Calum is a very sensitive soul and these things stick with him.

So off I go to just chat with teacher and ask about it. Oh she says - "There was a spare and I put it away...."

Now i wanted to smack this teacher upside the head and ask what was wrong with her, why if there is a spare that you are now going to give to my boy, did you not give it to him yesterday????? Surely as a teacher you would know how moments of exclusion can cause lasting effects for a child?

My heart is very sore for my little man. She did give him a cupcake today. But why not yesterday?

My head says there is still a rational answer as to what happened.


  1. This is senseless...why is she so silly sheesh

    1. Exactly my point. Why be "nasty" for no real reason? I just don't get it

  2. Sounds weird! So said teacher kept the spare and made the new boy watch everyone eat their cupcakes! I would have been tempted to give her a piece of my mind!

  3. That is weird. I wonder what happened. Did she not notice maybe?

  4. No excuse, I would be very upset ... although my son Fjord can't eat birthday cupcakes from school because he is allergic to egg. Poor guy has got used to being the odd one out, lucky I love baking and make lots of things which he loves.


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