Wednesday, June 03, 2009

passages

In our society we recognize passages of time, events, life, accomplishments etc. Today was one of those days for me. S3 has made the passage from middle school to high school. As of 1:30 he is officially a freshman. I just had to share with you a few observations I had while sitting on the rock hard bleachers in the gym for 2 freaking hours. My first thought was that the administration was dragging it out as long as possible to torture us parents because they have been stuck with our little darlings for the 3 years. I ruled that out, but not completely. Everyone on staff (at least it seemed like everyone) had something to say and basically they all had different versions of "don't turn into a turd in high school" study, blah, blah, get involved blah blah, don't cave to peer pressure blah blah...mind you, these are all great things, but I heard it 27 different ways and it was still the same thing. Then there were the awards. I think it is nice to recognize the kids that have really shown effort and school spirit, through academics and/or good citizenship but a reward for not missing a day of school all year???? THose are the little shits that came to school, heaving up their guts, or coughing up lungs and MADE THE REST OF THE KIDS SICK. But, I guess it is ok that S3 missed a week of school with 103 fever, so you could get A PIECE OF PAPER proving that your mother was a thoughtless bitch and sent you to school sick because she didn't want to be bothered with your little snotheaded self. And for you kid, you the one that got the award for not missing a day of school in ALL three years of middle school....watch your mommas back. I did have a chance to pick out S3's wife though. She is adorable and won so many freaking awards that by the last time she had to trot up to the stage, the poor girl was nearly out of breath. When I told him afterwards that he was allowed to marry her, he smiled and said "yeah, shes hot". Not really what I expected. Then we can move on to the pervy music teacher that is retiring this year. Every girl that came up front for an award, he checked out their legs. (Hey, I was bored and people watching is very cathartic for boredom). So many of the girls looked so cute in sundresses (this is the first year that they all looked appropriate, not a hoochie in the bunch, but most had skirts and tops or jumpers etc. Anyway this guy really started to piss me off. I wanted to yell to him to remind him that the girls had faces too. I am glad he is retiring. Did he really not think that after the 15th leer that someone would pick up on his gaze? EW. So, that's about it. S3 did win two awards, one for excellence in Language Arts ( in the stone age we use to call it English class) and an award for science. Don't ask how he did in math. He just got his phone back after a month because of his math grade. (aren't people that are smart in science supposed to be whizzes at math? For some reason it didn't work here.) Well ta-ta till next time.

4 comments:

She's A Rebel, She's A Saint said...

Good for the boy! And if his first wife doesn't work out, perhaps I can interest him in one of my two lovely young women.....

Wait Another Year said...

Congrats to him for graduating middle school and for the two awards.

I'm with you on the perfect attendance award. To me, it is just not possible to miss a single day. I get sick too easily.

Athena said...

The good news is that that was the LAST 2 hour middle school graduation you have to sit through :)

Ina in Alaska said...

I enjoyed your fantastical people observations! I agree there is not much else to do while sitting through these excruiating events..... wouldn't it be fun if it was not socially unacceptable to bring a crossword puzzle, listen to iPod, check iPhone texts, knit or read a book during the speeches......... sorry if I offend anyone here........