My son’s teacher tried to force me to invite 24 kids & their parents to his birthday party

A MAN was left fuming after receiving a phone call from his six-year-old son’s teacher, asking him to invite all 24 children from his class and their parents to his birthday party.

The dad took to Reddit’s Am I the Asshole? forum to explain the situation, writing that he was stunned when the teacher told him of a “rule” in her class about birthday parties.

A dad was left fuming after getting a phone call from his son’s teacher, during which she suggested he needed to invite all the kids in his son’s class to his birthday partyCredit: Getty

If they did invite all the children in the class, it would mean 24 children and their parents coming to the bash

If they did invite all the children in the class, it would mean 24 children and their parents coming to the bashCredit: Getty

“She then tells me that there is a rule that if any kids in the class are invited that all kids in the class are invited,” he wrote.

“I told her it is an event off school hours on private property in my home.

“She can no more tell me what I do there and who I can and can’t invite anymore than I can decide who is invited to her Thanksgiving dinner.”

He told the teacher that the reason his son hadn’t invited everyone was because he has a problem with some of the kids in his class.

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“She then tells me there is a good reason for the rule since kids get their feelings hurt if they get left out,” he continued.

“So then I pointed out to her that there are 24 kids in the class. If their parents attend the party with them then that can be upwards of 72 people and I told her that’s just not a reasonable thing to ask.”

He also told the teacher that his son had invited friends from other classes, and asked ” do I have to invite that whole other class too?”

“After a bit of back and forth on this, I lost my cool,” he added.

“I said ‘Lady, it’s pretty clear that you’re too used to bossing around kids who have to listen to you and that you don’t seem to understand that your little fiefdom ends at the end of the school day and doesn’t go further than schoolhouse gates.

“I am not a 6 year old in your class. I’m a 38 year old union electrician planning a private event in my own home, off school hours.

“If you think you’re the one to make the rules for me, in my home on which I pay the mortgage on, you can go f**k yourself and there isn’t a goddamn thing you can do about it.'”

The teacher “then kind of stammered” and the dad ended the call.

While his wife agreed the school “has no business telling us who we can and can’t invite into our home”, but said that he went “too far” in what he said to the teacher.

“In truth, I do kind of wish I left that last ‘go f**k yourself’ part off,” he concluded.

“But my friends at work and a few other parents tell me someone needed to take her down a peg since she was getting too big for her britches and deserved a lesson about overstepping.”

In response to the post, the majority of people agreed that the man was in the right, with one commenting: “I think you need to escalate this.

“The only way you’d have been out of line would be if you let him hand out invitations during class time.

“Ask for a meeting between the school administrator and this teacher.

“At the beginning of the meeting, apologise for losing your temper and your language, but then go on to politely explain what happened during the phone call, and ask the administrator if this is school policy?

“I’m guessing it’s not, and this teacher is way out of line with this request.”

“Teacher here, and I agree with this!” another wrote.

“She was out of line for calling you in the first place, and then had the audacity to double down and insist that literally anything that involves students in her class is her business.

“Out-freaking-rageous! Tell the principal, and if you aren’t satisfied with that result, call up the superintendent’s office.”

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“Stupid rule that’s kind of unspoken in elementary schools for some reason,” a third added.

“No reason you can be financially or logistically expected to host an entire class.”


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