When a mother packed her 5-year-old son’s lunchbox and placed a note inside, she never expected a response. When her child returned home, however, the mom found that the boy’s teacher had a few words for her. It didn’t end well.
Francesca Easdon — the mother of a 5-year-old boy named Kyler, who had attended Rocking Horse Day Care Center in Kingwood, Texas for three years — never had a problem with the school until she placed a supportive note in her son’s lunchbox to “make him smile at lunch time” one day. Instead of receiving smiles, however, the mother was left in “absolute shock” to see her son’s teacher had responded to the note.
“Please tell Kyler that his mommy loves him so much and I’m thinking about him. Thank you,” Francesca’s lunchbox note read. The mom explained why she decided to send the correspondence, telling ABC’s Houston station KTRK, “I wrote this note just so at lunchtime he would have something that would make him happy and I am thinking about him.” Seems innocent enough, right? Sadly, things took a turn.
Rather than fulfill the mother’s request, the teacher decided to write back with a demand of her own. At the bottom of Francesca’s note, the teacher scrawled a mean message, which read “No! Put him on a diet and go away!” according to ABC News, and it left Francesca in disbelief. The unbelievable reply from the teacher stunned the mom, and for good reason.
“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,” Francesca recalled. In a Facebook post, Francesca admitted that her son is a picky eater but said she had been introducing healthier options for his lunch, even though she felt her son was “absolutely perfect the way he is.”
“We have been working with [my son] on his eating, he’s extremely picky! I have been introducing new healthy options in his lunchbox and discussed the changes with his school,” Francesca shared in her post on social media, detailing the incident. “And for the record, I feel that [my son] is perfect the way he is, I’m just helping him make healthier choices.”
Sadly, his teacher obviously disagreed with the mom, as evidenced by her note, but it might have been something she should have kept to herself. “Instead of his school being supportive I am in absolute shock at what happened,” Francesca went on to explain in her post. “I was absolutely livid and immediately reached out to the school,” she added, explaining she had gone to the school for a meeting with the director, along with her mother-in-law.
A school administrator told the concerned mother that the incident would be investigated and handled appropriately, but for Francesca, only one course of action was acceptable. She wanted the teacher fired. “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,” Francesca said.
“The thing that upset me the most is that this is bullying,” the upset mom said, according to Daily Mail. Thankfully, Francesca Easdon’s wish was granted. After confessing to having written the note, the teacher was subsequently fired and a director at the daycare said he was sorry for the incident. The mother was still upset, however, saying that neither the teacher nor the school showed any remorse.