A mum was left gobsmacked when a note was left in her child’s lunch box by a teacher.
The woman discovered a letter telling her to stop putting cookies inside her kid’s lunch box “unless there is one for everyone”.
The anonymous mum shared a photo of the note to Facebook page Addictive Free Lifestyle and said she was quick to ask the teacher why she wrote it.
The letter read: “Dear Mummy, can you please avoid sending cookies unless there is enough for everyone.
“It’s difficult for the other children when one has treats. Thank you.”
The mother captioned the pic: “At the start of last year, I got this note sent home in my son’s lunchbox because he had homemade biscuits in his lunchbox.
“I was horrified but didn’t lose sleep over it, I figured I’d talk to the teacher the next day and see what she meant.
“So I spoke with her the next morning and was gobsmacked. She said it was policy that homemade goods aren’t encouraged unless there was enough to share with everyone.
“I questioned why and tried to talk to her openly but she said that it wasn’t encouraged.”
Fellow parents were quick to react to the mum’s post, with many shocked by the teacher’s note.
“How bloody ridiculous!!!” one person wrote. “I (mostly) make all of my children’s lunchbox ‘treats’, why should you or your child be punished because you go to the effort to make it all yourself. I cannot believe it.”
Another wrote: “What the! I can’t believe these things happen.
“What ninny is in charge to allow stupid (and I don’t use that word lightly!) decisions such as this? And what a stupid, stupid note.”
A third ranted: “What??? Not even taking into account what’s in the food how about start teaching our kids that you don’t have to have everything someone else has?! Crazy!”
However, a fellow teacher commented on the post and suggested why the note was written.
They said: “I’m not sure where you live, but as a teacher, I see a lot of disadvantaged children who don’t get to experience the same luxuries that some children take for granted.”
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