Elementary school teacher left furious after having to change six-year-old boy's diaper

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By Asiya Ali

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A frustrated Elementary school teacher has slammed "busy" middle-class moms after she was expected to change a six-year-old's diaper.

A woman named Samantha Brick was left furious after her workload doubled due to some parents leaving her to clean up their mess.

She opened up about the ordeal on Daily Mail's Femail, explaining that one of the parents at the school she works at forgot to drop off her son's spare set of clothes and diapers.

Rushing off to grab them, the mom reassured the teacher that she would be back within an hour, but 90 minutes had passed and there was still no sign of her.

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During this time, the little boy told the teacher he'd wet himself.

"When I called to ask where they were (by this time, the poor boy had whispered to me that he’d wet himself), her response was depressingly, yet predictably, negative: 'I don’t have time! He’s at school so it’s your problem now," she recalled, as reported by the outlet.

Samantha pointed out that the boy was not a toddler, and voiced her disagreement with the parent - explaining that diaper-changing isn't in her job description.

She went on to write that it's more common for parents amongst "affluent families" to send their kids to school without teaching them how to use the toilet.

"Indeed, it’s so common that in my school in a well-to-do middle-class town in the south of England, where I teach children aged four to six, we have a bank of spare clothes and underwear, along with [diapers], wipes, and lotions, on the fully equipped changing station (all of which comes out of the school budget)," she penned.

The teacher revealed that over her 11 years in her career, she has had to deal with students aged from four to seven years old who still aren’t toilet-trained "on an almost daily basis".

On this particular occasion, her assistant had to go and purchase some "appropriately sized" diapers for the "poor child" who was "particularly socially aware" about what was going on.

"He was incredibly embarrassed that I had to sort him out and put on a fresh [diaper]," she added.

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The infuriated woman stated that she is 33 years old and has changed hundreds of diapers in the schools that she's worked in - despite not being a mother herself. "[I] have likely had more [diaper] experience than some of the parents I encounter doesn’t escape me," she quipped.

Samantha explained that every time she changes a diaper "lessons are stopped," leaving her to spend "between four and five hours a week" throwing away the dirt when she "could be teaching"

"My colleagues and I find it time-consuming and wearing, but it’s become the norm. It’s the rest of the class that really loses out, especially pupils who need a bit of extra attention," she confessed. "These are most certainly the children who need my full attention, yet they get overlooked when I’m sorting the basics of keeping everyone in unsoiled clothes."

Samantha called out all the parents who claim to be "too busy" to teach their child "such a basic skill," by asking: "Why on earth do you think such an important responsibility lies more with me, someone who may only be in your child’s life a few short months, rather than with you, their parent?"

"Surely the fact your child will be so much happier and more confident afterward is its own reward," The elementary school teacher continued, adding, "And if that isn’t enough to motivate you, ask yourself why you committed to having children in the first place?"

Do you guys agree that teachers like Samantha shouldn't be expected to change diapers?

Featured image credit: Muchemistry / Getty

Elementary school teacher left furious after having to change six-year-old boy's diaper

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By Asiya Ali

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A frustrated Elementary school teacher has slammed "busy" middle-class moms after she was expected to change a six-year-old's diaper.

A woman named Samantha Brick was left furious after her workload doubled due to some parents leaving her to clean up their mess.

She opened up about the ordeal on Daily Mail's Femail, explaining that one of the parents at the school she works at forgot to drop off her son's spare set of clothes and diapers.

Rushing off to grab them, the mom reassured the teacher that she would be back within an hour, but 90 minutes had passed and there was still no sign of her.

wp-image-1263237147 size-full
Credit: Skynesher / Getty

During this time, the little boy told the teacher he'd wet himself.

"When I called to ask where they were (by this time, the poor boy had whispered to me that he’d wet himself), her response was depressingly, yet predictably, negative: 'I don’t have time! He’s at school so it’s your problem now," she recalled, as reported by the outlet.

Samantha pointed out that the boy was not a toddler, and voiced her disagreement with the parent - explaining that diaper-changing isn't in her job description.

She went on to write that it's more common for parents amongst "affluent families" to send their kids to school without teaching them how to use the toilet.

"Indeed, it’s so common that in my school in a well-to-do middle-class town in the south of England, where I teach children aged four to six, we have a bank of spare clothes and underwear, along with [diapers], wipes, and lotions, on the fully equipped changing station (all of which comes out of the school budget)," she penned.

The teacher revealed that over her 11 years in her career, she has had to deal with students aged from four to seven years old who still aren’t toilet-trained "on an almost daily basis".

On this particular occasion, her assistant had to go and purchase some "appropriately sized" diapers for the "poor child" who was "particularly socially aware" about what was going on.

"He was incredibly embarrassed that I had to sort him out and put on a fresh [diaper]," she added.

wp-image-1263237146 size-full
Credit: JGI/Jamie Grill / Getty

The infuriated woman stated that she is 33 years old and has changed hundreds of diapers in the schools that she's worked in - despite not being a mother herself. "[I] have likely had more [diaper] experience than some of the parents I encounter doesn’t escape me," she quipped.

Samantha explained that every time she changes a diaper "lessons are stopped," leaving her to spend "between four and five hours a week" throwing away the dirt when she "could be teaching"

"My colleagues and I find it time-consuming and wearing, but it’s become the norm. It’s the rest of the class that really loses out, especially pupils who need a bit of extra attention," she confessed. "These are most certainly the children who need my full attention, yet they get overlooked when I’m sorting the basics of keeping everyone in unsoiled clothes."

Samantha called out all the parents who claim to be "too busy" to teach their child "such a basic skill," by asking: "Why on earth do you think such an important responsibility lies more with me, someone who may only be in your child’s life a few short months, rather than with you, their parent?"

"Surely the fact your child will be so much happier and more confident afterward is its own reward," The elementary school teacher continued, adding, "And if that isn’t enough to motivate you, ask yourself why you committed to having children in the first place?"

Do you guys agree that teachers like Samantha shouldn't be expected to change diapers?

Featured image credit: Muchemistry / Getty