Saturday, February 17, 2007

No More Pizzas. Only Noodles.

Public schools are getting more boring all the time. First it was no treats with nuts sent for special occasions. This is understandable. And only store bought, packaged treats, not homemade in case the psycho mom had thoughts of poisoning her child's class. Next it was no nut products in individual kids' lunches (what?! No peanut butter? The staple of a grade schoolers lunch?? I called them about it, after all, my daughter needs to eat. They relented since the kids with allergies sit at a separate table).

Then this year they started cracking down on sweets. No candy or any other food treat is to be sent to school for Valentine's Day or other holidays. Gotta take measures to prevent obesity! Thankfully the room moms are still allowed to coordinate treats for the whole class for parties. It's just that kids can't bring any in addition to those, which is fine by me. I'm waiting though. Pretty soon the party treats will go from being cupcakes or donuts to apples or something healthy. In my mind, that kind of negates the concept of "party" and "treat". Obviously you don't want your kids eating those kinds of things every day. But on a special occasion?? Isn't that why it's called a "treat"?

But that's not all. There's even more. Yesterday my daughter came home to reveal the change that broke the proverbial camel's back for this mom. She told me, "My very educated mother just served us noodles." NOODLES??? Who wants noodles? When I was a kid "My very educated mother just served us NINE PIZZAS."! These scientists have taken things too far! Why can't my kids have nine pizzas, even if they're "dwarf" pizzas? Why do they have to be served noodles? Any thoughts?

2 musings:

Craver VII said...

Eight years ago, Mrs. Craver told me she wanted to pull our kids out of the public school system and homeschool them. At the time, I had reservations, I thought it was impractical and extreme at the very least. Today, I am not one of those homeschoolers who thinks you can’t do it any other way, but I am very pleased with the choice we made to pursue this path. We host a monthly support group meeting at NSC, if you want to check it out.

A Musing Mom said...

Thanks for the suggestion. We homeschool during summer break. Otherwise we're holdouts for public schools. Besides, that won't get me around the issue of noodles vs. pizza.