I’m with this woman. There should be times for kids performances and you should have the option to either stay or leave. I get it from both sides, some kids don’t have anyone to show up, and would definitely notice it if they were only viewed by the parents of their class. But when you have to get a baby sitter (if your lucky enough to get one) or have a difficult child, or have so much stuff to do you are totally overwhelmed you do need to leave early! My daughter got her very first award earlier in the yr. my husband arranged to go into work late so he could be there. Our 3 year old was extremely difficult before the assembly even began and he got louder and more disruptive as the minutes ticked by. Not going to lie, as soon as she got her award and the kids were returning to their spots, we left! My husband is a teacher and had a responsibility to his students and his school, and I wasn’t going to let my 3 year old shout and tantrum the whole way through. Why should I let him ruin the event for everyone else?
Published 29th February 2020