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Schools Today

This week is going to be crazy for me. My arms are already sore from dragging boxes of Girl Guide cookies all over with my daughter trying to sell them for her Brownie group. The kids' school has parent teacher interviews this week. I guess it's going to take two days to get this done so Tue and Wed my kids get out at 1pm. Of course my interviews with the kids teachers are on Wed one after the other so I'll be done quickly but now I'll have the kids at home early. Plus as if that isn't bad enough on Friday is a ProD day so the kids are off that day too. UG!!

Why does our school have several holidays every month. I don't think my kids go to school for more than 3 weeks at a time without getting a break of some kind. It must be murder to try to find sitters or daycare for those working parents. Not to mention the financial hardship on lower income families. And our school is one of the few who has a 2 week Spring Break. That is way too long a break for the kids at…

Why?

Maybe this should be called my rant page instead of a blog? I've been pondering why people feel the need to put memorials up where people have died from accidents. What is the need to put up crosses and flowers and plaques where someone has died. It gives me the creeps! The dead are most certainly not there so why bother?

What do the families get from doing this? One person I talked with suggested that it would make people stop and think about their behavior or maybe even stop some accidents. I find this hard to believe though cause the roadways would be littered with crosses and still there will be accidents.

Recently there have been a couple of people who have died here where I live. Both cases were from pure stupidity. One person was riding a bicycle without a helmet. Maybe the family should send some money to the hospitals that deal with brain injured people instead of wasting their money on painting things on the road and leaving flowers where their loved one died. Or even dona…

Halloween

I love Halloween and all the fun surrounding it. But today I was watching TV and noticed that Unicef was advertising about collecting during Halloween. Now I'm not against giving to charity at all and I'm sure Unicef does wonderful things for people in need I'm against making Halloween about giving to charity. Can't we just have one holiday where it's about the actual holiday? Do we have to piggyback a charity with every holiday? I don't know about you but I'm already giving out free candy at Halloween and I resent having to feel like I "have" to give to Unicef too. If I wanted to give to Unicef I can do it at any time of year. Why don't they make their own Unicef holiday instead of stealing Halloween from the kids?

I know this may seem like a petty beef but it's what I've been thinking about and quite frankly it's bugging me. Our school hands the boxes out to all the kids and although it isn't mandatory to collect for Unicef it…