Teacher Takes One Look At Girl’s Picture Day Outfit And Suspends Her On The Spot
She Loved Superheroes
Kayla’s dad never imagined things would go so wrong when he let her choose her own outfit for picture day.
Three-year-old Kayla loves superheroes, so it was no surprise that she dressed as one for picture day.
On that very morning, her father was called by the school and asked to pick her up. It was unacceptable how they justified their actions.
A Tough Life
In her short life, Kayla had experienced much. In comparison with other girls of her age, she was a little different due to what she had experienced.
She still loved her life, though it wasn’t perfect. In the face of her sadness, she stood up and became a hero.
As soon as picture day rolled around, everything changed.
Doing His Best
Kayla was raised by her father, Dan, most of her life. He was a single parent who did everything possible to make sure his daughter had everything she wanted.
His actions might be considered spoiling to some.
However, Dan did it as a means of compensating for something she lost and could never regain.
A Tragic Loss
Kayla’s mother was tragically killed in an accident when she was a year old, leaving the family devastated.
Despite Kayla’s young age, she still felt sadness after that dreadful night when her mom didn’t return home a few days later.
She Wanted To Become A Superhero
She had been grieving for months before everything changed one day.
The superhero Wonder Woman became her obsession that night as she watched it with her dad.
However, it wasn’t only Wonder Woman. Dan assumed Kayla loved all superheroes because she wanted to be one. She could save her mother if she were.
An Important Week
Kayla’s class photos at school were taken this week, which was a big deal for her.
His little girl needed the perfect outfit for her special day, so Dan chose a few he thought might be appropriate.
That day, however, there seemed to be something amiss. There was something bothering Kayla, and she wasn’t happy about anything.
She Needed More
In the spirit of being a good daughter, Kayla tried on every outfit that her father had picked, but none of them suited her.
The outfits didn’t bother her because she didn’t like them. These were all items she had worn before.
The photo, however, was her first class photo, and she wanted it to be exceptionally well done.
A Brilliant Idea
Seeing Kayla’s dissatisfaction with her outfit, Dan decided to allow her to choose her own.
She tried everything in her cabinet, but nothing worked.
Dan had an excellent idea at that moment. His little girl would go shopping with him, and he would let her buy whatever she wanted.
He decided to spend the day at the biggest mall in the city, as he had some money saved up.
His daughter would be able to buy whatever she wanted.
There are only a few things children’s hearts desire, so it might seem over the top, but she was only three.
A Good Day
Kayla awoke early Saturday morning and got ready to leave home. As soon as she swallowed her breakfast, father, and daughter were on their way out.
They arrived at the mall just as shops opened, about an hour from their home.
Dan knew Kayla would be exhausted when they arrived home after such an early start. The fact that she was so happy was a pleasure to see.
The Perfect Outfit
They strolled through the shops for hours, and when they sat down for lunch, Kayla finally told Dan what outfit she had been searching for.
She wanted to be dressed as Wonder Woman. Dan laughed, surprised that he didn’t think of it sooner.
And by the fact he actually knew exactly where to get the outfit Kayla was looking for.
It Was Cute
After lunch, he led Kayla to the store where she would find the outfit, and she immediately tried it on. Dan had to admit that she looked adorable as a little superhero.
He didn’t think twice about buying his daughter the outfit, as the kindergarten she was attending usually didn’t have issues with the kids dressing up.
But this time, they would, and their remarks were not to be taken lightly.
Getting Some Accessories
Seeing as Kayla had the outfit she wanted, Dan took her around to get some accessories to complete the look. She still needed the tiara, arm cuff, and boots.
A few hours later, the pair had everything they needed to make the outfit look like the real deal, and they headed home.
Little did they know that something so innocent would cause such a fuss.
The Big Day
On picture day, Kayla got ready.
She put on her outfit and her skin-colored tights, and her dad walked her to school.
It seemed like an ordinary day at first, but just as Dan was about to start working, he received a phone call that had him rushing out of the house.
A Very Rude Call
Dan sat down in front of his laptop and was preparing for his first meeting when his phone rang.
He saw that it was the school calling and immediately answered, thinking that something might’ve happened to his precious daughter.
But he was in for a surprise, as the woman on the other end of the line accused him of being a bad parent and demanded that he come pick his daughter up immediately.
Heading To The School
Dan didn’t waste any time rushing to his car and getting on the road, but he still had no idea what was going on.
Instead of explaining the situation, the woman who called him preferred to insult him and wouldn’t let him get a word out.
He tried to ask what was going on, but instead of getting a decent response, she just kept spewing nonsense.
He Couldn’t Believe His Ears
When Dan arrived at the kindergarten, he was escorted to the principal’s office, where he saw his daughter sitting in the corner and crying her eyes out.
Fury engulfed him in an instant, and he wanted nothing more than to make the responsible person pay.
He was about to ask what happened when Kayla’s teacher burst into the room and started accusing him. Then she said something that made his fury double.
Kayla’s teacher accused Dan of forcing his daughter to wear something that no child should ever be seen wearing. She also accused him of being a bad father who had some sick obsession with half-naked women.
By this point, Dan was seeing red. He demanded an explanation, and the one he got infuriated him even more.
The teacher said that he had let his daughter come to school half-naked and that they would not be taking pictures of a child dressed in such a way.
Stream Of Tears
Dan pushed past the woman and lifted the crying toddler into his arms.
She was becoming more hysterical with each word the teacher spoke, and that did nothing to help her father calm down.
Dan was about to lash out when the principal intervened and asked the teacher to explain herself in a calm, professional manner. What she said was laughable.
Trying To Fix The Issue
Calming himself as much as he could, Dan explained that his daughter wasn’t half-naked as the teacher suggested.
She was, in fact, wearing thick, flesh-colored tights, and the only skin that was visible was that of her shoulders.
He also stated that Kayla had picked the outfit herself as she loved the superhero and that shops wouldn’t sell the costume if it was as bad as the teacher made it sound. But the debate was just beginning.
Running Into A Wall
When the teacher realized that she had walked into a trap and that her assumptions were completely out of line, she tried her best to cover her tracks.
Having nothing to go on, the teacher then stated that it was against the kindergartner’s dress code for Kayla to wear something that exposed her shoulders.
Dan was taken aback, as such a rule simply didn’t make sense. Were children expected to wear sweaters on hot days?
The principal agreed with the teacher, stating that even though it didn’t make much sense, those were the rules, and Kayla was obviously going against the dress code by having her shoulders exposed.
Dan knew they were just trying to prove they were right, so he took his daughter and left. But his little girl was whimpering in the back seat.
She was clearly still upset about what happened, and Dan wasn’t going to stand for it.
Too Young To Understand
He knew Kayla was too young to understand what was really happening.
And he could understand that she must’ve been mortified by her teacher’s shouting.
Plus, he had no idea what the teacher had said to his daughter before he arrived, and with the rate at which she was throwing accusations around, it could’ve been anything.
Dan wasn’t the type of man who acted on anger, but right now, he was so frustrated that he was considering pulling his daughter out of the preschool.
When he first enrolled her, it seemed like the perfect place, but he was starting to have his doubts.
If they were so rude to parents, how are they treating the children?
So Many Thoughts
His thoughts started spiraling out of control, and before long, Dan was even angrier than he was when he walked into the principal’s office.
But did he have a point? Or was he just overreacting because of the circumstances?
At that point, it didn’t matter anymore. He was determined to find his little girl a place where she could be who she wanted to be.
First Things First
However, Dan had more important things to worry about. The first was getting his daughter to stop crying, and the second was his mission to make her feel better.
The problem was that he was feeling just as bad.
The teacher’s words hit hard, and they made Dan wonder if she might’ve been right. Was he a bad father?
Determined To Fix It
But Dan knew that he wasn’t a bad father, and he was determined to make his daughter forget about everything she had heard that day. He just didn’t know how to do it.
Would an ice cream help? Maybe a new doll?
As he was considering it, an idea struck him. He whirled the car around and went the other way.
“Where are we going, daddy?” Kayla asked through her tears. Dan was considering whether he should tell her about what he had in mind or not.
It would be the perfect surprise, but he didn’t want to see her sniffling for the rest of the journey.
“I’m taking you to go have your photos taken,” Dan said and gave his daughter a loving smile.
Back To The Mall
Kayla’s tears dried out in an instant. Her smile had returned, and it had an immediate effect on Dan. He could feel his rage melting away with each mile that passed.
They arrived at the mall a little while later, and he took his daughter to the closest photo studio.
Dan explained what happened, and the employee eagerly agreed to do the shoot.
A Night To Remember
They took a ton of pictures of the cute little girl being the superhero she always wanted to be. And to make Kayla feel extra special, they even did some editing, free of charge.
When the photos were printed, little Kayla’s smile grew even wider.
She never thought she’d see herself flying through the sky like her favorite superhero did. But in the one photo, she was doing just that.
Later That Night
Even though Dan managed to save the day, he wasn’t ready to let the kindergarten get away with what they had done.
He would make them pay for ruining Kayla’s first-ever school photos and for upsetting her the way they did.
As his daughter went to sleep, Dan turned to social media and posted his story as well as the pictures they took online.
At the end of his long post, Dan’s doubts crept back in, and he asked the public, “Do you think this makes me a bad father? Was it wrong of me to let her pick her own outfit?”
He couldn’t help but feel that this whole incident was somehow his fault.
And for the first time in his life, Dan needed reassurance to know that he had done the right thing. That was exactly what the netizens offered him.
Responses Pour In
In a matter of hours, he had an inbox full of responses. Everyone was being supportive, but there were some who took things to the next level.
“You should sue them,” one commenter wrote. “That is blatant discrimination!” another said. Dan didn’t plan on taking the kindergarten to court, as he had no evidence.
But the responses did give him an idea about how he could get revenge.
More Than He Expected
With thousands of shares and hundreds of comments, Dan got much more than he bargained for.
He wasn’t expecting his post to blow up the way it did. But it did give him the reassurance and validation he was looking for.
However, that wasn’t the only thing the post gave Dan. It also made him realize that he had a foot to stand on, whereas the kindergarten did not.
It Gave Him An Idea
Many of the commenters mentioned that they had gone through similar problems with their children and that they took action against the schools.
Some of them came out empty-handed, but others managed to have the policies changed for the benefit of their children.
Could he do the same? Did he have any right to demand something like that over a photo he’s daughter wasn’t allowed to be in?
Thanks to the overwhelming support he received, Dan decided to give it a try.
He spent the rest of the night going through the school’s policies, procedures, and dress code and was surprised to find that they had lied to him.
Not a word was said about children not being allowed to attend school if their shirts didn’t cover their shoulders. And to make matters worse, a child couldn’t be suspended over an outfit, either. They would just be forced to change.
Now that Dan knew where he stood, he could formulate his plan. But there was one problem.
Dan knew that talking to the school was like running face-first into a brick wall, but that was because he was only one man.
Like they did that morning, they would lie and try to cheat their way out. But what if he wasn’t just one man? What if they were a majority…
Asking For Help
With that thought in mind, Dan turned to the internet once more. He told the netizens what he had found and asked for their assistance in resolving the matter.
The majority of the people who saw his post agreed to help him go up against the school.
And the best part was that many of those people lived in his neighborhood.
The parents came together to create a petition that would force the school to change its dress code. They wanted their children to be allowed to wear whatever they wanted if the parents deemed that it was okay.
They also wanted to address the issue of how parents should be treated by school personnel.
The petition was launched on Dan’s Facebook page with the hope that they would get enough signatures to force the kindergarten to change its policies. But they never expected it to blow up the way it did.
It Blew Up
Within a week, the petition had collected over a million signatures. The kindergarten was forced to change the dress code.
The principal and teacher were removed from their positions because of the way they approached the situation.
And the kindergarten was forced to publicly apologize to Dan and Kayla. But that wasn’t the end of this situation.
Back To Social Media
That night, Dan returned to social media to thank everyone for helping and to inform them of his success.
For the first time since he was called in, he felt good.
He felt that he managed to play his part and show his daughter that it didn’t matter what people said. Because talking doesn’t always mean you’re right.
Reason To Celebrate
Many of the people who followed his story congratulated Dan on his success in proving that the school was, in fact, wrong for targeting Kayla that way.
But there were some netizens who weren’t as enthusiastic as the rest.
And they had questions that would force Dan to think twice before continuing his long-awaited celebration.
The Netizens Weren’t Pleased
A few of the netizens did applaud Dan for taking action, but they wanted to know if he pulled Kayla out of the school.
At first, Dan was confused by the question, and he asked them what they meant.
But the answer he got was not what he was expecting. It was a big eye-opener that had Dan questioning everything.
Their Point Of View
The netizens explained that the termination of the teacher and principal and the public apology didn’t mean anything.
People talk a lot, but it’s their actions that count.
There could be teachers at the school who are unhappy with the outcome of Dan’s petition. And who knew how far they’d be willing to go to bring their displeasure across?
How It Would Affect Kayla
The netizens were concerned that Kayla would suffer because of her father’s actions, and they cautioned him about that.
They said that there could be little things that he wouldn’t even notice.
It could be something as little as taking her snack or as bad as refusing her lunchtime nap. They could even go as far as to scare the poor girl to stop her from talking to her father about what she was experiencing.
Did They Have A Point?
Dan was very concerned about what he heard. But he wondered if that could really be the case. They were living in the 21st century, not the Middle Ages.
And this was the United States, things like that didn’t happen. Did they?
Dan wasn’t so sure about his assumptions anymore. And he was taking what the netizens said very seriously.
Meeting Of The Parents
So the next day, Dan arranged a meeting with some of the other parents in his neighborhood.
He told them what the netizens said and asked if they had experienced something like that.
Dan hoped he was just being paranoid, but then some of the mothers started speaking up. And his worst fears were confirmed.
One mom said that her daughter’s stuffed toy was taken by one of the teachers. While another added that they refused to give her son his lunch.
Yet, another mom said that her son came home crying and said that his teacher was shouting at him.
And the worst part was that all of those moms signed Dan’s petition.
Action Was Needed
Seeing how severe the situation was, Dan decided that they needed to act.
They couldn’t just stand by while their children were being bullied because of their actions.
All the moms agreed with his statement, but nobody knew what to do. They were afraid that the behavior would get worse if they approached the school and spoke up.
Such Behavior Wouldn’t Be Tolerated
Dan was afraid of the same thing. But it was something that he wouldn’t tolerate.
If their children were suffering at the hands of their teachers, it was their duty as parents to act.
If they just sat by and let the school do whatever they wanted to do, Kayla would still be expelled for her picture day outfit.
A New Plan
That wasn’t something the parents wanted either. Their children were still so young and innocent.
And they wanted that to last for as long as it could.
The decision to act was unanimous, and the parents quickly came up with a plan to deal with the school once and for all. But what would they do?
Behind Closed Doors
Night after night, the parents had secret meetings behind closed doors.
They searched the area and the internet for the one thing they needed to complete their plan.
And once everything was ready, they did something so drastic the school administrator didn’t know how to react. What did they do to leave such an impression?
The next morning, all of the parents in the surrounding neighborhood arrived at the school. But they weren’t there to drop their children off.
They all filed into the administrator’s office and asked to have their children pulled out of the kindergarten. The administrator was speechless.
It was nearly a third of all the children that were attending the school.
After that, the parents went to another kindergarten.
This one was a little further from their homes, but they promised that they would give all the children the opportunity to be unique.
The parents wouldn’t fall for that trick again, though. They put down some rules and regulations of their own before they signed any contracts.
It Was The One
The kindergarten agreed to the terms and welcomed all the children to their new school. It was already mid-way through the year, but they were happy to help wherever they could.
And the parents couldn’t be happier about their decision. There were no more tears or sad days.
And when picture day came, the school allowed all of the children to pick their own outfits.
Finding a new preschool wasn’t easy, but Dan was determined to find one that wouldn’t be so harsh on his daughter’s appearance.
He eventually found a school that accepted children of all genders and refrained from enforcing strict dress codes.
It was a private school and a bit more expensive, but worth it for their peace of mind.
Kayla was happier at her new school, where she was free to be herself and wear what she wanted.
She was adapting quickly to her new environment and wasn’t looked down at for the way she dressed. She finally felt safe expressing herself and told her dad just how happy she was. But it didn’t end there.
She even made friends with another little girl who also enjoyed dressing up like the wonder-woman superhero. She had found her place.
“My name’s Katie,” the little girl introduced herself. The two got along like a house on fire. But what did her father think of this new union based solely on their appearances?
Dan was glad he made the change. He could see the difference in her demeanor and knew that he had made the right choice. But an important question was asked by one of the other parents.
Is it okay for children to get along just because of their appearance? When they couldn’t wear what they wanted at least that meant they properly got to know each other.
Topic Of Discussion
Dan thought the parent was insane for this line of thinking, but it quickly became a topic of discussion. He couldn’t believe it wasn’t unanimous. It seemed that all it did was get people talking.
Soon people online started debating what was right and wrong about this new system. Sure, it wasn’t perfect, but Dan hated the alternative.
Dan knew never to give in to internet trolls. Probably only a third of the people discussing the issue were actually genuine. But what did the other parents in the group think about it?
Thankfully, most of the parents agreed this solution was much better than the alternative. It seemed at least offline; the one parent who brought up the issue was alone. But online, it was a different story.
One user online said that if the children were all forced to wear the same muted colors, then it would enforce discipline at a young age.
This meant that they wouldn’t be slobs growing up or ever take their parents for granted. Others echoed this opinion, but it only drove Dan mad. How could they think this way?
After all of his hard work, it seemed that people online were only going backward. He had saved his child, and other parents had all saved their children from the overly strict kindergarten.
But why did others have to get involved when it was none of their business? Dan couldn’t stand what people were saying online. It sounded more like a jail than a kindergarten.
While the small group of parents and children that had made a stand with Dan agreed with him, people online seemed pretty split down the middle.
He wondered how many of the faceless voices were actually parents themselves. He wished he could make them understand what being a parent felt like, but they didn’t care.
Throwing Around Their Opinions
Dan knew that people just loved to anonymously throw out their opinions regardless of what kind of qualifications they had on the matter. It wasn’t fair.
He knew he should have just ignored the comments, but he just couldn’t help himself. The internet was a buzz with opinions from both sides.
Promoting Good Behavior
One user wrote, “My parents sent me to a boarding school, and the discipline and it only promoted good behavior. Stop babying your kids, people!”
Others chimed in, agreeing with the outdated ideals given by a member of the older generation. Didn’t he understand that things didn’t work that way anymore?
Dan could only imagine how terrible it would be if his little girl was sent away to some kind of boarding school. He didn’t have a doubt that it would be miserable for her.
He had to push down those terrible thoughts. Even if some agreed, he knew it wasn’t the right thing for his little girl. But thankfully, some people did seem on his side.
A user wrote, “They’re children; let them be kids and enjoy themselves before they get more and more responsibilities. It sucks growing up! Just let them enjoy this state of their life while they can!”
The words touched Dan. It was nice knowing that not everyone was a troll or trying to make small kids miserable. But there was another problem he hadn’t foreseen.
A Greater Problem
The experience made Dan reflect on the issues that small children face when they are apprehended for their appearance. He mustered up the courage to do something he didn’t normally.
Dan hated being in the public eye. But he knew he had to do something to spread awareness, maybe it would convince even the internet.
He talked to the faculty at the kindergarten and they thought his plan was a great idea. They arranged for him to get a mic and speak to all the parents who had children at the kindergarten..
He made a speech at the new school where he said that “children should be allowed to express themselves and explore their identities without fear of being reprimanded.”
How Would The Parents Feel?
Strict dress codes can be detrimental to a child’s self-esteem and confidence, and can even lead to body image issues in the future. But would all the other parents feel the same way?
He felt a pang of fear. Would they be like the internet? Would he be booed off of the stage just like he was booed off of social media?
Echoes In The Crowd
Dan felt sweat start to bead down his forehead as he had to stop his knees from buckling underneath him. The silence felt agonizingly long.
Then, out of nowhere, he started to hear echoes coming from the crowd. He couldn’t tell if they were good or bad responses. Then he heard cheering and could finally breathe easily.
The cheering made him feel a little uncomfortable because he hated having all eyes on him. But at least the attention was positive, and it was for the benefit of all the children there.
He knew that his little Kayla would have been proud of standing up for her and all of the other kids. He was just glad she was comfortable here and even had made her new friend.
The parents meeting went well. In an ever changing world, many parents agreed that they need a more hands on approach to disciplining their children.
But it seemed the problems would never really disappear. People will always question whether they went too hard in one direction, as Dan was about to hear once again. It was the same argument from before.
Some of the parents decided to give Dan their concerns. He was happy to hear them compared to on the internet where it was chaos.
He knew that this was a safe environment where everyone respected each other. One man even brought up a point that Dan had never considered before.
While they enjoyed their children’s imagination, there is always the risk that fantasy can affect their real education.
They agreed with Dan’s method, and said that children should be taught the difference between the real world and the comic world. He completely understood their concerns and tried reassuring them.
“While I do think that it’s a risk our children may get too caught up in a fantasy world, isn’t that what they’re owed before they are forced to grow up?” He echoed the words of the kind user online.
“If that does become a problem, we can always deal with it. But I believe that this solution is far better than the alternative, which is our children being suppressed.” But how did they react?
Many people agreed that it was a fair compromise, and if they ever had to do anything, they could slightly tweak the formula until both the kids and the parents were satisfied.
One thing everybody could agree on was that the other kindergarten had it wrong with how they dealt with it. Dan was happy that people finally understood the real problem.
After the meeting was over, he reflected on the long journey he had gone through with his daughter. Dan was grateful that he was able to find a school that allowed Kayla to be herself.
He hoped that more schools would adopt a more accepting and inclusive approach, allowing children to grow and develop without unnecessary restrictions. But he had no idea that things were far from over.
While he was giving his speech, Dan was completely unaware that someone towards the back of the crowd had more of a reaction than the others. They couldn’t believe what Dan was saying.
From the moment he stood up and started speaking, they knew that they would do something about it.
Making Something Happen
The man watching Dan memorized the lines on his face so he wouldn’t forget them. He was going to make sure that Dan would no longer be a parent at the kindergarten.
The man he had stirred a reaction in had powerful connections at the school and would see to it that Dan would pay for that speech. He knew the speech would have swayed everyone’s opinions but not his.
A Big Problem
The speech ended up being a big problem for the man who stood in the back. He decided that enough was enough and walked outside before Dan had even finished his speech.
He pulled out his phone and made a call that would change Dan’s life forever. He smirked as he explained everything to the powerful entity he was speaking to.
Taking Care Of It
The voice on the other side of the call said that they would “take care of it” before hanging up. The man knew that his job was done and no longer had a part to play.
He slinked back into the shadows and watched everything unfold as Dan’s life was about to change drastically, all because of how much he cared for his daughter.
Unaware Dan, caring that much for his daughter and the other kids would cost him. A week after giving the speech, he was sitting down for dinner with his daughter when he heard the bell ring.
He lived in a good neighborhood where nothing bad ever happened. He assumed it was a salesman or friend, so he didn’t think twice.
Answering The Door
Dan wiped his mouth with a napkin and told Kayla to stay where she was as he got up and walked toward the door.
Unbeknownst to him, the person on the other side of the phone was ready and waiting to ambush him. He got to the door and looked out of his peephole.
Dan’s features curled into a confused look as he stared at a woman through the peephole. He had never seen her before in his life, but maybe she had something urgent to tell him.
He decided rather not to be sorry later and unlocked his latch with a heavy “click” before turning the knob and pulling the door open. He had no idea what he had done.
“Hi, what can I help you with, miss?” He said with a smile and a kind look on his face. The woman stared at him and asked, “Can I come in? It’s urgent, and it regards Kayla.”
Hearing it was about Kayla, he immediately beckoned her in and cleared a space at the kitchen counter to see what was wrong. But he didn’t know what he had invited into his home.
“I was just having dinner with my daughter. If you’d like to join us…” he began before the woman cut him off. “No thanks, I’m actually a representative of Kayla’s new kindergarten.”
Dan raised his eyebrows. What could she possibly want from him? Had Kayla done something wrong while she was there? He felt Deja Vu from the old kindergarten and expected the worst.
The woman paused for a while before speaking, “An associate of mine was at the school when you made that big speech last week. He immediately called me and sounded concerned.”
Dan suddenly felt anxiety grip his chest. “It was just a small speech to get across a message that everybody had to hear.” He stuttered back at the woman.
“Nonsense, from what I hear, it rallied the crowd and swayed them in your favor.” She said with a piercing gaze. “No, No. It was just an open discussion at the end. I didn’t try to convince anyone.” He stammered back.
But he could tell that the woman wasn’t convinced. What repercussions was he going to face for speaking out and making sure his opinion was heard?
“Well, regardless of if that’s true or not, I’d like to give you an opportunity. You couldn’t help but speak up at the kindergarten, and that got a lot of attention.” She said.
Dan’s pulse started rising. She sounded like a part of the mafia, telling him to leave the state and never look back. But what did she really want?
Her demeanor changed in a flash. “Bravery is something we at the school council admire. You really showed us that you’re an amazing father, and we want you to do so much more than just give speeches.”
Dan had no idea what she meant, but it sounded like a good thing, whatever it was. Then she explained everything.
A Spot On The School Board
The brave father’s speech earned him a spot on the school council board. He was given the opportunity to oversee the plans of the school going into the future.
Dan breathed in deeply and calmed himself down. He had really thought the worst was about to happen, but it was the best news he could have ever gotten.
Weighing Up His Options
Dan didn’t know what to say to the woman. He stared ahead while he considered all of his options. She could see that he was determined, and made it easier for him.
“I’ll leave you to think this over, but I really do hope to see you at our board meeting next week,” She said before giving him her information and leaving through the door.
Dan sat in the kitchen for a while, thinking it over. But then he heard from behind him, “Daddy, you have to take it!” It was Kayla rooting for him.
He smiled and realized she must have been eavesdropping on the conversation he was having with the representative. He couldn’t blame her when a stranger came into their house.
The Right Decision
Dan patted his daughter on the head and told her he’d do it for her and every other child at the kindergarten. He had made the right decision.
It wasn’t something he did lightly. He knew that the way people looked at him would change once he was on the school board. But he would be helping the kindergarten.
Helping The School
Kayla was excited that her father was helping her school, and she became popular with her new friends.
Dan couldn’t believe the new kind of reach his voice would have after becoming a part of the school board. It was like a dream come true, and he would make sure that he used his power responsibly.
Different This Time
It was the start of a lovely relationship between father and daughter which helped many children find their individual identities too.
There would always be people second-guessing everything that happened at the kindergarten. But Dan knew that it was different this time. There was one contributing factor to that.
People On His Side
This time, Dan had a lot of good people on his side. The members of the school board seemed just as concerned as he was when it came to these issues, and it was refreshing to see.
He knew that there were no hurdles that he couldn’t get over with the support of the school board. This was something that he never expected to be a part of, but he was grateful.
A Happy Ending
It seemed that there was going to be a happy ending for everyone involved in the ordeal. Parents looked to Dan to help them settle their problems, and he finally had a way to change things for the better.
To make matters even better, he had the love and admiration of his daughter. He was a hero in her eyes, and that was the most important thing.
In order to protect the privacy of those depicted, some names, locations, and identifying characteristics have been changed and are products of the author’s imagination. Any resemblances to actual events or places or persons, living or dead, are entirely coincidental.