We had Parent/Teacher conferences on Friday. I had 100% participation, which was wonderful, and they all went really well, though I did have a request that I have never had before. R.'s parents are divorced and it has been an ugly, 3 year battle about custody and anything else they can drag up. I have had to tell both of the parents at different times that I do not need to hear, and do not want to hear, any of the details unless they relate directly to something that I can do to help R. in the classroom. During his conference, R.'s dad comes in with a plastic grocery bag stuffed with clothes. It is obvious that the clothes are dirty. He puts the bag down on a chair, we have our conference, and he gets up to leave. The bag stays on the chair. I remind him, "You left your bag." He says no, he wants me to give it to R.'s mom when she comes later in the day since the custody agreement says that on the weeks he has the kids for 3 days he does not have to do their laundry. She has them 4 days this week, so it is her turn to do the laundry. I am sure I looked exactly like that smilie I was so surprised. I told him no, I was not going to be the laundry go-between and he would have to get it to her some other way. I'm still shaking my head.