Throat Punch Thursday-New York State of Mind Edition

It’s getting down to the wire and I am so tired. I was up until 3 am last night trying to get my Project Mom Casting video to upload to You tube. At this moment, I’m typing with one eye open, texting with my other hand, and keeping up with my twitter tread (I’m beginning to think that I may have some sort of social media addiction.There may be a 12 step program in my immediate future.)I’ve had to think about this one for awhile. There has been a lot going on in the world this past week but I don’t think I have the strength tonight to give a roundhouse kick to nuclear reactors, deadly weather, or even all the doomsday prophets. But , fret not, I have someone that I think deserves a good swift kick in the head, punch to the throat and then maybe 1 more to the head.

I am referring to Nicole Imprescia, the mother who is suing the preschool that her daughter,Lucia, was enrolled in because she felt that they were educating her substandardly for the elite elementary schools of New York city and therefore ruining any hope of little Lucia ever attending an Ivy league university. Ms. Imprescia is demanding that her hefty $19,000 tuition be refunded since she was forced to remove her child from the school only after 3 weeks because the school had the audacity to let her 4 year old fraternize with lowly 2 and 3 year olds.

Look, I am not from New York City. I am from the Midwest. I’m not a bumpkin, we have waiting lists and qualifications too for the elite schools. In fact, my own daughter attends one of the most prestigious schools in our city. We were on one of those lists. Would I pay $19,000 for preschool? Not even if I had so much money that I were wiping my ass with $100s. It’s PRESCHOOL. It isn’t even the real thing yet. I know education is important. I work in the field. I’ve seen what dropping the educational ball can do to a child. Here’s my issue; parents you CAN work with your children outside of school to educate them. They are like little sponges.It actually takes more effort, on your part, to NOT teach them something.My problem is that, perhaps, Ms. Imprescia could have been a little more diligent in her exploration and selection process of a school for little Lucia before actually enrolling her. Had she simply, knowing her own daughter, taken into account what the school could offer or could not, perhaps she could have saved herself the $19,000. I don’t know the exact reasoning why this woman is suing the school. Blaming the school that her daughter may or may not gain entry into an Ivy League school at some distant time in the future seems to be reaching quite extensively. If she wants this to come to fruition, perhaps she should bring this suit in about 15 years when Lucia IS actually denied admission to some illusive Ivy League university.

As for now, I am positive that she signed some sort of paperwork stipulating that if she left the school of her own free will that she would forfeit the money.Apparently, she missed the boat on an elite preschool herself or she would have read the mound of paperwork that she signed in triplicate a little bit more closely. So,Mommy dearest, you get the throat punch for not reading your paperwork and getting mad and wanting to take your toys an go home.

But then again, these situations could not present themselves if we didn’t all fork out these ridiculous tuition fees. I think it has a lot more to do with mompetition and a lot less to do with believing that the wrong preschool is going to subtract valuable IQ points from our children.

 

 

Comments (14)

Oh boy. Don’t get me started on these things .. there are lawyers involved and I don’t like lawyers. I’m sure they had something to do with this suit. Most people are like you, they would think reasonably, until a lawyer tells them “oh, we could do this and this, and lets look at the contract and oh, her’s a loophole, and they “guaranteed” in their marketing that you would go to Ivy League, so let’s sue for $1M and hope to get 50K.

I think the entire situation is ridiculous on multiple levels. The bottom line is she is the parent and she needs to take responsibility for her own child. Just because you pay an elite school to educate your child does not mean that the school can guarantee that your child will be smart enough to gain entry into an elite university. I think if that’s what she wants, her only guarantee would be to use this money to bribe the entrance committee of said university. I think she falls under lazy parenting and too much entitlement.At least, that’s the impression the piece leaves me with.

sue happy people make me want to throat punch something. oh wait – that’s what this here post is about! Sweet! yah, she’s a moron. NYC – all that “status” comes with a price. Wish I could nanny there 😉

hope you get some sleep.

I’m telling you, this lady is guilty of lazy parenting and over entitlement and isn’t it fantastic that she is instilling that same sense of being in her children? Her money would be better spent on bribery tot he university at a later date.LOL

That bitch deserves a throat punch, fo sho! What… the school is responsible for raising her entitled little brat? Is that what 19k buys you?

Jess@StraightTalk

It’s such crap. I worked admissions for a law school. To think that NYC preschool admissions are more cutthroat is insanity. She’s a dumbass. Maybe she should have done her research. Seriously. I’m a lawyer and this is embarrassing. Maybe she should just pay the nanny a bit more to work with the kid. Or something. Que chinga!

Oh Mama, I don’t blame the lawyers , some of my best friends are lawyers. I fully blame the crazy mama who just needs to put the time and attention into her child that she is putting into this law suit. It’s ridiculous and I kinda want to shake her..hard:)LOL

How is this the first I have heard of this news?! I threw out a “oh no she isn’t” when I read that. Haa. Suing over preschool issues. That’s priceless.

Imagine her husband & what he’s thinking. I wonder if he hears what his wife is up to (while vacationing with his mistress) and thinks “i knew that bitch was crazy”…

Um, how completely and UTTERLY ridiculous. Seriously!

Amen! I so completely concur. People are sue happy these days!Oye, I think that $19000 could be spend in better ways. For instance, maybe some parenting classes for mama.

Dude. Some people just never want to look themselves in the mirror and take responsibillty for anything in their own life. This lady needs a wake up call. Not to mention, its GOOD for kids to play with children of different ages!! Since when is that a bad thing???? With you all the way on this throat punch. Hope you are feeling better and got some rest! Love you. xoxoxo

LOL!I’m still tired but I got the ballet, and a date night out with my Big Guy so TOTALLY worth it! XO

You tell ’em sister. A new friend from Bloggy Boot Camp tweeted about your page, and I agree with her, it’s my kind of humor.
You had me at “Throat Punch Thursday”…
Just started my blog a month ago, and trying to find blogs I can relate to. I’m adding yours.
Thanks =)

I agree that this ridiculous, I posted on it a couple of days ago. Did you see my fancy chart? But it is the school system in NYC that is messed up just as much as that mother. The fact of the matter is that kids who go to good preschools have an easier time getting into good kindergartens and so on and so forth. It is indeed a track that starts right from the beginning. It is also why a lot of people leave NYC when they start to send their kids to school. It is an unfair system.

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