Dear Anonymous Commenter
Last night I got an anonymous comment on a post that I wrote almost 2 years ago.
I will admit that I was in a BAD mood when I wrote the post, and most of you who commented on my bad mood (at the time that I wrote it) were supportive of me feeling tired and frustrated.
The post is about First Grade Homework, and, if you are so inclined, you can go look at it: here
What I find surprising is that I have gotten some ugly comments in the past 6 months on that particular post.
The most recent comment is:
Apparently, you do not have an elementary education background.
REALLY??? What GAVE YOU THE FIRST CLUE? Could it be, MAYBE, that the blog is TITLED adventures of law mommy? Or the fact that I blog, pretty extensively on occasion, about the fact that I am A LAWYER?
I DO realize that I was in a lousy mood when I wrote that piece, and I was probably too harsh. And the comment that I don't have an elementary education background is pretty innocuous.
More upsetting is this comment that was left last month(it was long, so, I pulled out certain parts):
...Personally, 8:30 is way too late for a 6 year old to be doing homework anyway. I also agree that they need to be involved in extra-curricular activities but not at the expense of the most important thing- education. Did you sit and have your child read with to, with, or by you that evening? Probably not because it was too late by the time you finished all of your extra-curricular activities and your "veg" time in front of the tv. ...So sorry that your child's homework is interfering with your "busy" schedule. I bet your child's teacher's job interferes with his/her "family" schedule with all of the extra time and money your child's teacher spends on his/her classroom. Stop complaining and be part of the solution...not part of the problem...
Now, I have to wonder if this person has ever read any other section of my blog. Like, perhaps, one of the many sections where I discuss the fact that I am MARRIED TO A TEACHER. Or the fact that I read to my children EVERY NIGHT. Or the fact that Gabriel loves to be read to. I have blogged about all of these things on more than one occasion.
Nor have I complained about homework very often - and HELLO! THIS IS MY BLOG. This is where I come to vent when I am frustrated. So, how is telling me to stop complaining helpful or appropriate?
And honestly, I would be happy to discuss my philosophy regarding my childrens' education with anyone. Even if they want to criticize or disagree. But, if you want to talk to me about my bad attitude about first grade homework, at least do me a solid and leave me an email address or a blog address. But, don't show up and leave a comment on a post that is two years old, insult me, and run away.
It seems to me that's maybe the kind of a thing a first grader might do.