When I was a kid, my mom would leave me notes in my lunchbox once or twice a week. It was always so fun to see if she would leave me something, and the notes always made me feel special. For Francesca Easdon, she left a note for her son Kyler in his lunch at daycare, asking the teacher to tell Kyler that she loved him. The teacher's response left Easdon fuming.
At the bottom of the note, Kyler's teacher wrote "NO! Put him on a diet and GO AWAY!" Eason posted the note (which the teacher admitted to writing) and wrote about her experience on Facebook.
So now that I have handled the situation I want to share what happened to Kyler and I. We have been working with Kyler on his eating, he’s extremely picky! I have been introducing new healthy options in his lunchbox and discussed the changes with his school.
And for the record, I feel that Kyler is absolutely perfect the way he is, I’m just helping him make healthier choices. Instead of his school being supportive I am in absolute shock at what happened. I sent this note in Kyler's lunchbox, thinking that it would make him smile at lunch time, but instead, I received this in return from one of the teachers!
Of course I was absolutely livid and immediately reached out to the school. First thing this morning I was at the school waiting on the director with my mother in law for a meeting. I was assured that it was being investigated and handled, yet almost no remorse was shown. I also brought to their attention the fact that on his teachers public Facebook page there were mass posts regarding drug use and other very inappropriate content.
The teacher that wrote this note confessed while I was at work and was fired, but nothing has been done about the other situations. Zero remorse for their actions. I am disgusted that I put my trust in these people to care for my child and this is what I get in return. I have removed Kyler from this daycare (Rocking Horse Kingwood) and am enrolling him in a beautiful new facility. I’m worried about the higher cost but I will make it work, no matter what I have to do. Kyler’s safety and level of care comes first.
Sorry for the long post but I feel it’s so important to share this. I’m extremely hands on with my child’s care and still didn’t see this coming. Monitor your daycares closely and stay away from this facility, they do NOT deserve the privilege of teaching our children.
Speaking with ABC Houston, Easdon said “I wrote this note just so at lunchtime he would have something that would make him happy and I am thinking about him." When she saw the response, "it took a minute to register, what I even saw and I just kept re-reading it and I just stood there for a minute. When I asked them what are you planning to do about this … I let them know right then that the only resolution is that that person that wrote the note should be terminated."
As Eason mentioned in her Facebook post, the teacher WAS fired, but that doesn't take away from the awful thing he or she did.