So I get a phone call from Amber this morning and she is so pissed off. I asked her what was going on.
One of her teacher was talking about the war, and the teacher was asked that if he was drafted if he would go. The teacher said no that he would move his family to Canada.
What? That was all I could say to Amber. Amber goes on to tell me that her and this Navy brat were very hurt by his comment. I hung up with Amber.
I called the school and asked if I could speak to this teacher. Lucky for me it was his free period.
here is that conversation:
Teacher: this Mr. C
Me: hello this Kelli Nelson, I am Amber Nelson's mom. I am married to Gunny nelson USMC Retired Permanent disabled veteran. I understand that you made a comment about going to Canada if you were drafted.
Teacher: I made that comment in jest and I thought I made that very clear.
Me: Well you did not. Do you realize that Amber is a Marine brat and that there is also a Navy brat in your class?
Me: You have the right to say anything that you want, however the military brats should also have the same right.
Teacher: I told the class that it would be very hard for me because we just had a child.
Me: Ambers dad left two months after she was born. Men do it all the time.
Teacher: I will speak to Amber and let her know that I was just kidding.
Me: thank you and remember my husband fought for your right to go to Canada and to say what ever you want.
This "man" is a coward! That is all I can say about him.
I think tomorrow I am going to ask Amber to wear a USMC sweat shirt to school. Amber is not big into that sort of thing, but it will make the teacher feel very uncomfortable.
Any way. That was the start of my day, so lets hope the rest of it goes very well! LOL
Lynn, if you have a go Navy sweatshirt please send it our way! I will not allow this teacher to make our military brats feel uncomfortable.