There’s a time to rant and there’s a time to praise. Unfortunately, now is not the latter. It could be, but it’s not.
Group text from school system with individual phone numbers listed: blah blah blah, your child’s order is in; report to this place between these hours
Random number: What do we do if we didn’t receive our entire order?
Me: I’ll tell you what you don’t do! Don’t reply all to this message because it’s probably a) unattended and b) unlikely to help your situation. But it will make the remainder of us who didn’t ask to be a part of this group text really angry.
If you intend to homeschool your children, then please do so. Emphasis on the school part. When your teenager can’t tie their shoes, your schooling ideas are failing. Choosing to homeschool your children makes you directly responsible for their education. You have forgone the right to blame public education for your mistakes. Shoes and all. Home schooling is not an excuse to not send your children to school. It’s a conscious choice to take sole responsibility in creating valued members of society. Not for the faint of heart, I’m sure. I wanted to be a teacher when I grew up. Note: wanted…past tense.
And if this isn’t enough to make you laugh, then you’re beyond help. Mini, along with her classmates, was instructed to bring bite-sized pieces of things to the class’s Thanksgiving feast. Parents were told to choose 3-4 items, then you would be told which of your choices to bring to school. Some followed the instructions, others not so much. When I positively told mini what she (I) had been assigned, her disdain and palpable disbelief was comical only to me. Days later, she still sounds upset whilst I giggle.
Celery. Mini had to bring celery. Apparently it’s the most hated food ever. My thought was some child will be overjoyed to see celery because it’s their favorite food! Alas, nothing could be worse than being the child chosen to bring… celery.
Final update: as I suspected, there was ONE child who proclaimed their love of celery.
Mommy: 1. Life: 8,374,150.
I ask you –
How much do you ensure not to reply all when it’s not warranted?
Were you homeschooled? How did it work out for you?
Name your most despised food! Sauerkraut, for one.