Who’ll Stop The Rain?

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field dayWell, as the end of the school year is approaching for the grade school children, so is the ridiculousness. Wasted days of games, parties and trips of all kinds. Wouldn’t it be a smarter idea to load all of that “fun” stuff into a day or two so then we could just be done with school already? Then, I could get a break from pulling my hair out each morning to get the kid on the bus in time. If it is a Saturday morning, she is up at 7 or 8 am demanding breakfast. If it is a Monday morning, she is dead to the world and has one speed: SUPER SLOW. Now, we are getting down to the last few days and it’s a good thing too. People keep pissing me off and I am not afraid to tell them about it. Here’s the latest:

Last week there was a Field Day planned for my daughter’s class and a couple of other classes as well. They go to a local park and do all kinds of activities. That’s all fine and dandy and it is normally a good time but this year proved to be a different story. I usually make an appearance at this event and cheer my daughter on. This year, I was out at the store and when I got back to the car, it was pouring down rain. So, like a logical person, I assumed the whole thing must have been cancelled and I just went home. A couple of hours later, my daughter arrived home and was just about in tears. She was absolutely SOAKED! Her hair was dripping, her clothes were drenched, even down to her underwear. She was shivering and so upset! I asked her, “What happened?” She proceeded to tell me how they were forced to continue on with field day in the rain and when they questioned it, they were told to “power through”. The teachers were standing there with umbrellas as the kids slipped and fell in the mud and begged to go back to the school. What the hell was the point of that? Even a chicken has enough sense to come in out of the rain (Ok, maybe not but an adult should). My daughter had a chill and running nose for 2 days. I ended up keeping her home from school the next day and left quite a message regarding why. I told them if they had any problems with that, by all means give me a call. I received no call.

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