Honesty is something we expect from our children, and these parents taught their son to always be honest, no matter the cost. While some people may value that honesty, the teacher in this story did not. This kid shouldn’t have been punished for his opinion…right?! She has to be overreacting…
Our teacher asked what my favorite animal was, and I said, “Fried chicken.” She said I wasn’t funny, but she couldn’t have been right, because everyone else laughed. My parents told me to always tell the truth. I did. Fried chicken is my favorite animal.
I told my dad what happened, and he said my teacher was probably a member of PETA. He said they love animals very much. At the time, he figured that was an easier thing to say than explaining it all to a 4th grader.
I do, too. Especially chicken, pork and beef. Anyway, my teacher sent me to the principal’s office. I told him what happened, and he laughed, too. Then he told me not to do it again.
The next day in class my teacher asked me what my favorite live animal was. I told her it was chicken. She asked me why, so I told her it was because you could make them into fried chicken. She sent me back to the principal’s office. He laughed, and told me not to do it again.
I don’t understand. My parents taught me to be honest, but my teacher doesn’t like it when I am.
Today, my teacher asked me to tell her what famous person I admired most. I told her, “Colonel Sanders.”
Guess where I am now…
Yeah, she was definitely overreacting. If she asked a question, why would she punish a student just because she didn’t like the answer? This reminds me of situations where teachers will give a student a bad grade on an essay just because they didn’t agree with the topic. She needs a lesson in honesty, herself! I hope those parents had a talk with the school! Just remember the most important thing about this story:
If you ask a child a question, be prepared for an answer more honest than expected!