Well, I don't want to alarm anyone....but I'm pretty sure the douche-ification of our school system is complete.
It started, of course, with "summer homework". Because God forbid anybody get TOO relaxed on their 10 weeks off. Nothing says 'carefree' like 4 book reports and a diorama hanging over your head.
Then came the banishment of all things "Christmas"...leaving the "Holiday Singing Concert" scrambling to find as many songs about "snow" as they could find.
(And just for the record? "snow" is not a "holiday".)
Then yesterday a (pink!) memo was sent home advising parents that NO CANDY is to be sent in with valentines this week. And not in the "peanut allergy" kinda way: In the "sugar is bad for you" kinda way.
The verbage went something like "blah blah blah wellness policy blah blah 'heart-healthy' blah blah blah nutritious snacks..."
Translation? some Stage 5 Dork-Mom got her panties in a twist and steamrolled a few other cause-starved toolbags into The No Valentines Candy Uprising of 2010.
So yes, I will be sending candy in with my 3rd grader's valentines (FunDip!!) AND I took the liberty of designing a few candy hearts for the moms responsible.
Honestly, I had to make myself stop - I could do these all day.