A single mum-of-two discovered staff at her son’s nursery passed on a message to buy him some more diapers by writing it in huge letters in marker pen on his stomach
A furious mum has hit out at a nursery who left her a message by scrawling it on her toddler’s stomach in green marker.
Single mum-of-two Heather discovered the writing when changing her son Milo’s nappy after a long day at work, leaving her ‘furious’.
Writing on Facebook, she says the daycare put a daily report in both of her children’s lunchboxes to let her know how they had behaved that day, what times they were changed, and if either of them need more nappies or wipes bringing in.
The American mum she must have missed a message from the day before that Milo required more diapers, as she was then faced with a huge message written in marker on his torso, as reported by Kidspot.
It read: “Mum I’m out of diapers please read my report.”
She said: “Now keep in mind, I see several teachers at drop-off and several at pick-up.
“If I failed to see that he needs diapers a simple, ‘Hey Heather, your son needs diapers maybe you missed the report’ would have done the trick from any of the many teachers there I see daily.
“But instead, I change his diaper this afternoon AND SEE THIS WRITTEN ON MY SON WITH MARKER.
“I’ve scrubbed it with several baby wipes and it’s not coming off. I had plans to take them to the beach to play, and now I can’t because my son has writing all over him.
“I’m a single mum with a full time job and two very young children. SUE ME FOR NOT READING THE REPORT EVERY SINGLE DAY.”
She points out that even if they insisted on attaching the note to her son, they could have simply written on his nappy itself rather than his skin.
Incredibly, she than points out that it’s not the first time they have done it, after the same tact had been used for another message several months ago.
Turning to others to ensure her reaction was justified, she wrote: “I need opinions. Am I right to be furious about this? Or am I overreacting?
“I really need your opinions guys, because I’m about to barge in this daycare tomorrow morning and have some words.”
Many other mums were as shocked as Heather, as one replied: “File a report! Totally not OK or appropriate. I am so mad for you! You are human with a lot on your plate. It’s easy to miss a couple things – there are many better ways to go about informing you.”
Another wrote: “I AM SO SORRY. I cannot believe someone felt it was OK to mark your child. You are not overreacting. This is childish, unprofessional, and absolutely disgusting that someone would do this.”