Dad fuming at teacher who said his daughter’s lunches made other kids ‘feel bad’
14th November 2020

School lunches can be a minefield of different rules and regulations.

Whether the packed lunch police have pulled you up on too much sugar, banned items or sweet drinks, it’s always annoying.

But, the rules are usually there to keep our children healthy and safe – so we don’t mind too much.

However, dad recently explained that he was fuming about his child's teacher who had made an unusual request.

Writing on Reddit, he said: “My kid is eight. Long story short, my wife tries to make really fun lunches for my daughter."

Would you have agreed to tone down the lunches? Let us know in the comments…

He continued: “She follows a couple of those school lunches pages on Instagram for inspiration or whatever.

“It’s important to us that our child likes her lunches and that she’s happy.”

However, the teacher was less than pleased.

The dad continued: “My daughter’s teacher called and left a message asking us that we simplify her lunches and do the typical sandwich thing because other kids ‘don’t have as elaborate as lunches and it might make them feel bad’.”

So, the parent sent an angry email to the teacher.

He said: “No we won’t and I really don’t care, and that if other kids get upset then maybe it would be a good teaching moment.”

However, now the bloke is worried that he’s done the wrong thing.

One person replied: “Does your boss request that you drive a 2007 Corolla because your co-workers can’t stand to see a Tesla?”

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“I could see the teacher being upset if it’s just completely unhealthy like the lunch box was filled with candy or a few bags of chips and nothing else,” added another.

“But the fact that it’s just decent food to be fun, I don’t think this should be any sort of issue.”

However, some said he had handled the situation badly.

One person wrote: “In the real world, an email like that could be considered a tad a**hole-ish – could have been worded better.

“But yeah, the teacher is an a**hole, because it is a teachable moment.

“I remember this really good phrase: ‘The only time you look in your neighbour’s bowl is to make sure that they have enough.’

“‘You don’t look in your neighbour’s bowl to see if you have as much as them’.”

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