A mum claims a sweet note she left in her son’s lunchbox was returned to her with a rude message scribbled on top.
Francesca, from Houston, Texas, said she placed the note in her five-year-old son’s lunchbox last week before dropping him off at Rocking Horse daycare, where he has attended for three years.
“Please tell my son that his mummy loves him so much and that I’m thinking about him,” it read.
In a passionate Facebook post, Francesca said she wrote the message because she had recently made changes to her son’s diet and was trying to put him at ease.
“I have been introducing new healthy options in his lunchbox and discussed the changes with his school,” she said, noting that he is picky about his food.
“I wrote it just so at lunchtime he would have something that would make him happy,” she later told ABC 11.
After arriving home later that day, Francesca said she reopened the lunchbox to prepare his meal for the following day.
It was then she says she spotted the altered piece of paper reading: “No! Put him on a diet and go away!”
“Of course I was absolutely livid and immediately reached out to the school,” she wrote on Facebook.
Francesca said she contacted the daycare, which she’d never had a problem with before, but did not feel staff were remorseful.
“I am disgusted that I put my trust in these people to care for my child and this is what I get in return,” she said.
A spokesperson for Rocking Horse told ABC 11 the employee who was responsible has since been fired.
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