Dear Carolyn: My husband is an elementary school teacher and his students have been sending home a bunch of stuff all week for teacher appreciation. Tonight the PTA is having a barbecue for teachers and their families.
I understand this is nice, but what I actually want is for my husband’s classroom to be stocked with supplies that he doesn’t have to buy. I want parents to respect his office hours and stop texting and emailing on nights and weekends. I want him to be paid a salary that reflects his education and work ethic.
I feel like events like this are placating, and I am not in the mood to participate. My husband is much nicer and really wants me to just go and have fun like the other spouses. How do I shake this feeling? — Not in the Mood