Articles tagged with: school
Valentine’s Day has been canceled according to Boots’ school, which should save a few relationships that normally would shatter in the “I don’t want to buy a present” pre-holiday breakup rush.
Don’t breathe that sigh of …
I get that some parents are a total pain in the rear. I’m sure I am at times, though I try hard not to be.
And I know that a sarcastic diatribe can be cathartic.
Unless, of …
I’m sitting at my desk with 15 browser tabs open and wondering why my Internet connection is creaking.
The 15 tabs is standard operating procedure. What’s different, though, is the pages they’re connected to: Four school …
I knew better than to say anything, but it was one of those instances where pressure to make polite conversation took a masochistic turn.
“So how’s the kid doing in kindergarten?” I asked.
“Fantastic!” parent gushed breathlessly. “The teacher said the kid’s way ahead of everyone else. So I’m really going to keep working with the kid at home. Now that I have her ahead, the kid has to stay ahead. The kid has to be the best in everything.”
I’ve never been the best at math, but I do know enough to burst that bubble: There’s about a 50 percent chance the kid will be only average at something.
There’s a 50 percent chance my kids will be “only average” at everything. And I’m fine with that.
Much of the rest of society isn’t these days.