One mom was not pleased when her 4-year-old brought home a mug similar to these
An Ohio mom is questioning a preschool’s judgement after her 4-year-old son came home with a beer stein.
Elyse Bulla confronted the principal of the Children’s House in Bridgetown, Ohio, and was told that the tiny green mug was part of a lesson about Bavaria, Germany. The children drank apple juice out of the steins, and the lesson also featured an accordion player wearing lederhosen, according to Cincinnati.com.
After a heated exchange between Bulla and the principal, she decided to pull her son Braden out of the school.
Bulla told the site that the decision to leave was a “struggle” but that there is “no way anybody could think it is a good idea for children to replicate drinking, even if it is apple juice.”
“I was not sure if I should say anything,” Bulla said. “But at the end, it seemed wrong enough that I should.”
Karen Lyman, the owner of the five locations of Children’s House, didn’t see what the big deal is, saying she bought the steins at Sam’s Club, and that they were a small part of lessons about various world cultures.
“We talk about food, music, animals, geography,” she said. “When we talked about India, children wore saris.”
Lyman also said she wouldn’t do anything differently in future lessons.
As for Braden’s thoughts on the Bavaria lesson, Bulla said, “He thought it was fun.”
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