Dear Father of the over-weight kid with “achy legs after running for a long time in gym class yesterday”:
I agree, the gym teacher should’ve taught your child to stretch properly before doing vigorous exercise.
I agree, the child should rest from gym class today.
I agree, the child should be allowed to use the elevator in school today because it hurts to walk up the stairs.
But I do NOT agree with your requests for:
- A pass to use the elevator for the rest of the school year
- A note for gym class, stating that your kid “shouldn’t have to exercise as much as the other kids”
- A wheelchair to use at school
- Narcotic pain meds