May 22, 2011

Unrealistic Expectations

Tonight we were getting our backpacks ready for school tomorrow.

Make sure homework is signed, snacks are set, and all. that. jazz.

Which is when I saw a sheet of paper that said my child had broken a rule.

And there was a space for my child to write what they did wrong.


I talked in the bathroom. I will work on being quiet.

Then there was two lines for signatures, one for the student, and one for the parent.

So I had my kid sign their name.

And then *I* wrote:

Really? Talking in the bathroom? This is the dumbest note I have ever signed. Caroline Bingham.

Because really people, you can’t talk in the classroom, you can’t talk in the hall, you’re not supposed to talk in the bathroom? WHAT IF YOU NEED TOILET PAPER? Yes, Virginia, I get it. Good school systems, blah blah blah. On the other hand, freaking CHILDHOOD.