Dear parents who are getting a doctor’s note so your kid doesn’t have to wear a mask to school,
So the other day I was talking to a friend and she told me about you guys. How you guys are getting notes from doctors so your kids don’t have to wear masks to school this fall even though it’s a rule. Holy crap, I had no idea you could even do this! And why wouldn’t you?!
I mean masks are hot, annoying, and super hard to keep on when you’re a kid. Heck, they’re hard to keep on as a grownup. Not to mention how it’s almost impossible to hear people speaking through them, you can’t see people smile in them, and you definitely can’t drink or eat when you’re wearing one.
You guys are so smart, figuring out how to buck the system.
But wait, are you?
I mean yeah it seems like an awesome way to keep your kiddos comfortable so they can focus on school… for about POINT TWO seconds until the coronavirus starts spreading faster than wildfire and the schools have to close again because your precious little snowflakes couldn’t wear a piece of cloth over their face.
Don’t get me wrong. I know there are kiddos out there with REAL MEDICAL problems who can’t wear masks for REAL MEDICAL reasons. Those are NOT the kiddos I’m talking about. I’m talking about those of you who are claiming to have FAKE conditions to squirm your way around the rules.
But you know what? Fine. Get your fake medical note and let’s let your kids go to school and they can just sit in a classroom with all the other kids who’ve wiggled their way out of wearing masks too. And they can have their own teacher— oh wait, crap. Houston, we have a problem. None of the teachers want to sit in a classroom full of kids who aren’t wearing masks.
I mean come on, teachers. Won’t one of you risk your life to teach these children? It’s not their fault their asshat parents are turning them into mini asshats. And isn’t this why you became teachers in the first place? To risk your lives? You know teaching is right up there with window washers and Alaskan crab fisherman.
Hmm, what to do, what to do. No one wants to share a room your kids who are choosing not to wear masks. Well, then we’ll just have to plop your kids in a room together and let a teacher teach them from a computer screen. But wait, doesn’t this sound a lot like e-learning?
So here’s an idea, why don’t we just let the kids who refuse to wear masks stay home and do e-learning? Not the ones who have real medical problems who CAN’T wear masks. Hopefully we can figure out a safe way to teach them in person. But those of you who are running off to your doctors to get fake excuse notes, let’s just let your kids learn from home where they can wear anything they want. You want to take Algebra in your birthday suit?! Go for it!!
I know what you’re thinking. That I’m wrong because you’re an American and you have rights. Damn straight you do. You have the right to decide what your kid wears or doesn’t wear! You have the right to believe the science or ignore it! You have the right to hate the new mask rule!
But you do NOT have the right to endanger MY kids and OUR teachers because you just don’t want to wear a mask.
Sorry (not sorry),
A mom who really wants to send her kids back to school in the safest way possible
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