But remember I may or may not take it and that is purely my call. I am not by nature confrontational (I know, go figure). Also this person has my child during the day and I don't always see her when I pick up/drop off at daycare.
G was talking last night and told me she watched a princess movie that hurt her feelings. But she can't remember what the movie was, which princess it was and what part hurt her feelings. So I asked if she went to see Ms. C about it and G said, "Ms. C telled me, 'There isn't anyone here to take care of you, we aren't your parents.'"
Now, first thing to know is that G said the sentence clearly, without mispronounced words and very matter of fact. So, I suspect that Ms. C said it just as G repeated it to me. G said she wasn't laughing when she said it and that she had another child in her lap. G told me that it didn't hurt her feelings but the fact that she repeated the phrase so clearly means it registered something.
I have had an experience like that where an adult in a caring role said a harmful phrase to me and that has been with me 33 years. Waking up from tonsillectomy crying a nurse picked me up, held me close and said, "If you don't stop crying, you'll never get to see your mommy again." I was barely 5.
So, should I mention it to the director in order that she may train these teachers that sometimes phrases could harm without intention or let it go. I did tell G that she was right in that she is not G's mom, I am. But I also said she is paid to take care of G while I am at work. And this isn't the first time I have had to confront this teacher about something. I am always afraid of retribution against my child but I also don't want G to carry comments said flippantly around with her for 30+ years.