The post meant for today was scrapped for two reasons. First, it was funnier in my head than on “paper.” Second, an important issue was raised right after school.
Parents, there are a few things we need to agree on across the board.
1. Celebrating birthdays at school should include plates, napkins, cups, and a snack. No toys, no candy, no ice cream, and for the love of God, no pizza. Let’s not get all competitive with each other.
2. Let’s all agree on the amount teeth are worth. I don’t like explaining to my son why so-and-so got 10 bucks and he got one. That first tooth falls out in kindergarten. They’re happy with a stick of gum; let’s not go overboard.
3. For the love of all that is holy, please, PLEASE, do not give out Pixy Stixs out to children. There’s a reason it is nicknamed Kiddie Crack. I have seen what the power of pure sugar and artificial flavoring and coloring does to a child. I’ve been that child. It is NOT GOOD. If you want your child hopped up and climbing the walls, fine; please leave my child alone.