So I posted on here last week about the school Talent Show that I have to organize for the end of the year. I had three moms contact me before the auditions even started so I knew that no matter what I did, someone would get mad. I had about 30 different kids try-out for it and had to cut it down to 14. That's bound to make someone mad. The principal and I auditioned people for three days. We then compared lists. Some of the kids were not chosen because of inappropriate music, not being prepared, or just because we can't choose everyone. I had a lot of dance auditions this year and knew that some dance mom would be upset if her daughter wasn't picked. I even put off letting everyone know for an extra day because I didn't feel up to hearing it. So I let those that were chosen know yesterday and fifteen minutes after school I get the first and I hope only email. I wrote back later last night and the mom emails me again this morning. I let her know that the Principal and I really worked hard to keep things fair and that because the show is during the school day, we can't possibly choose everyone because there is a time limit. She's just really mad. It just feels like such a negative way to end the school year! I just finished my first year of teaching in February and I've worked so hard with all of the kids. I just feel so frustrated that I have to hear about how horrible I am over a stupid little show that we put on the last day of school out of the spirit of fun. It sure isn't fun for me anymore!