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A Catholic who follows Rome & the Magisterium. I'm against gay "marriage", abortion, embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia, human cloning. Altar girls, Communion in the hand, Eucharistic Ministers and "Protestant" music in the Church doesn't bother me at all. A proud American retired submarine sailor. Our borders should be secured with a 10 ft. high fence topped by concertina wire with minefields out to 20 yards on both sides and an additional 10 yards filled with warning signs outside of that Let's get energy independent NOW! Back Israel to the max, stop appeasing followers of the Pedophile Prophet. Pro 2nd Amendment, pro death penalty, Repeal all hate crime legislation. Back the police unless you'd rather call a hippie when everything hits the fan. Get government out of dealing with education, childhood obesity and the enviornment. Stop using the military for sociological experiments and if we're in a war don't micromanage their every move. Kill your television, limit time on the computer and pick up a book. God's will be done and may He have mercy upon us all.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Preschool extortion

Am I the only one irked by pleas from other parents and school administrations to "recognize the contributions" of my kids' preschool teachers? Usually this takes the form of a donation (big surprise, money is involved) but we've also been dunned with having a thank you letter ostensibly penned by our four year old to express undying love & gratitude.

This has happened in both the Lutheran preschool our boys attended and now the Catholic one our daughter just got out of. So smarm and emotional armtwisting must be everywhere.

Yesterday as I picked up our girl from her final class of the year the other parents & children wandered by the teacher to drop off gift bags, exchange hugs and teary eyed farewells. We waved bye-bye from across the room and called it good. My girl was just happy to get into the car where I gave her the dessert she never seems to eat during lunch.

Maybe it's a "woman" thing, since I'm the stay-at-home parent I get all the cutesy emails, that would include the mandatory guilt trip for making a show of gratitude to the teachers. I know not too many "dads" get these things, they're part of a mass mailing and obviously NOT written with retired sub sailors in mind i.e., no risque remarks with double entendres, just empty headed chatter I'd think more appropriate for the Bobbsey Twins or Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. No, I don't fit in. AT ALL!

But I don't get these sort of things from the school my two boys presently attend. The administration there seems grateful we actually insure the homework gets done and back up the teachers when our little darlings screw up. Boy,can they screw up too. It's a bad thing when the Vice Principal knows you by name, and he does.

Maybe the lack of cloying extortion is the difference between public & private schools, I don't know.

I'm just glad my daughter's school year is over. Now maybe I'll stop getting the "too cute for words" emails that come out. For the next few months I won't have to suppress the temptation to reply with a mass mailing of dirty jokes.

Okay, I'm a sour middle-aged crab. Sue me.


Patrick Button said...

The senders of mass emailings need a list of subvets to send special manly edition emails.

MightyMom said...

ok, that comment totally cracked me up!

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