My Daughter goes to an onsite YMCA, and there is this counselor, a younger man, who paints his fingersnails. Ok. I can deal with that. I'm not a racist, or hateful, or anything like that - I understand my Daughter will see a lot of odd things, so the approach I take is to talk to her about it. Whenever she comes home talking about something she saw - we talk about it. My Brother wore black nail polish when he went thru an 'emo' stage in high school. He's married with a child now. I can deal with nail polish.
Well yesterday I go in to pick her up ((Its pajama day)) and this dude is wearing a SKIRT. I am not talking about some cultural skirt..like a kilt. Its a skirt.
I didn't say anything to him then and there at the time because people are so emotional about that kinda stuff, and I didn't want it to turn into a confrontation infront of all the kids...
So I call the Y headquarters, talk to someone and he says he'll have to talk to HR to find out what exactly, if anything, he can say about the situation that obviously has me freaked out.
I mean, whats next? A mini skirt and pumps? And I tried 'talking' to my Daughter about it and now she's to the point where she's like, 'Oh you should already know he's really girl Mom :rolleyes: "
:eek: Dude this is confusing kids! Little kids....kindergartners, mine is in first grade...this are small kids..and he tells them 'oh people can wear what they want' and 'boys can wear skirts or makeup, its just the outside' which I guess is true but I feel like this is a SET UP. It offends my sensiblities as a PARENT, as a CHRISTIAN..ughhhhhh....anxiety attack
So the Y calls me back and says that they have a gender neutral dress code, so, since girls can wear skirts, technically a man can so - tuff ****. I ask for a copy of this dress policy, so that I can find SOME sort of BOUNDARY. Some comfort in a LINE somewhere that can't be crossed, he says no because its an organization and that's company stuff or blah blah - I'm like dude its an organization MY CHILD attends I should have a RIGHT to know -where do MY rights as a concerned parent come in?? I mean, I respect his rights, but a child day care is not the place to be making a statement, right???
By the time I get to the daycare, he had called in to the onsite Director and informed her not to give me a copy of the dress code policy, and she basically said that if SHE FELT he had crossed any of the dress code policy rules he would be disciplined accordingly.
I am so upset right now. :nope: