Rumble in the Suburbs
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This past Friday I attended Girlie Girl’s Spring Program at school. I was really looking forward to it because she practiced so hard and was so proud of how well she remembered all the steps to her dance. She even told me where to sit on the field so I would be right in front of her.
In preparation for her program, our family donated money so the class could purchase face paints and tattoos (they were going to be UH Warrior Football Players), Mr. & Mrs. Earthworm gave ti leaves to the school to be used for cheering, and I made sure the digital and video cameras were charged. When the morning came, I dropped Girlie Girl off at school and waited 90 minutes in the hot sun just so I could get a front row seat.
Know what? I didn’t even get to see her dance.
The performance was set-up on the outdoor field with the square stage area in the middle, all the students sitting on chairs around the perimeter of the square, then the parents sitting on the ground behind them. Of course, Girlie Girl’s kindergarten class was situated in front of the sixth graders so even when I stood, I couldn’t see a thing. I was devastated.
To make matters worse, there was a man who made some students move their chairs so he could see his child. Of course, now these students were now blocking someone else’s view. That second parent got so mad that he tried to find the first parent so he could “kick his a**”. What’s up with that? He was so mad that he spent the rest of the program cursing and trying to locate the other parent! I was so glad I didn’t have Baby Bug with me to witness all of this. Isn’t it sad when I can’t even bring Baby Bug to an Elementary School Program for fear of other parents’ actions?
I can’t understand why the program is set-up this way since it obviously doesn’t work. I thought that maybe they could have a section between the performers and the sitting students where parents could go only when their child is performing to take photos and videotape. When their child was done, they would leave the section to make room for the next group of parents. I’m not sure if this would work but it can’t be any worse than the way it is now.
I feel a letter to the school coming on.
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Owner and founder of An Island Life. Sharing my life as a mother to 3 wonderful daughters, working as a flight attendant, and living a blessed life in Hawaii.