Back to School


No, I’m not talking about Thornton Melon. Today is the last day of summer vacation for the kids. Summer barely lasts two months here and it seems that there is quite a movement out there to squeeze it down even further. It seems to me that they are trying to fix the problem with quantity and not quality, but I guess I will leave it to the experts to hash this one out. It’s just a shame that we are becoming a society focused so much on work that there is little to no play and now we are applying that way of thinking to our children. We all know what all work and no play does.

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Last night was “Meet the Teacher” night and I realized how much I can’t stand sitting through a Powerpoint presentation. There were two key things that made me plot my escape the entire time:

  1. The Powerpoint was not in show mode so I could tell, via the scroll bar, how excruciatingly long the Powerpoint was going to be. I’d rather not know how long the torture will last. If you want the terrorists in Guantanamo Bay to talk, this is one way to make it happen.
  2. I was sitting in one of those very tiny chairs that are made for a nine year old. I’m built more like Santa Claus so I need one of those thrones like he sits on or I just can’t get comfortable.

The kids are finally starting to stir so that means it’s time to figure out something fun to do for their last day of freedom.