OK, maybe not upset, but annoyed. I have staff kids in my room this year and one of them wanted to be like the "homeroom mom" and start an e-mail list for parents to send them updates, etc. I agreed, but specifically said to her-please don't do anything like collect money for a gift for me (I know PTO uses their e-mail lists for that purpose). I just feel really uncomfortable putting people in the position where they have to give or they look bad to the other parents. And honestly, I love the little Dollar Store snowglobe that the kid picked out by themselves. One of my kids brought me an envelope today with money in it addressed to this teacher. I asked one of the other parents and she said this parent requested $10 from everybody. I know I should be thankful for whatever gift she's going to get-but I asked her not to do that. I am not collecting for the kids' Christmas party or anything because times are tough right now for these families. If I say something to her I know I'll sound ungrateful, but I just can't believe she did this! She knows me and knows it's something I would never do. Am I crazy?