Comments: First Day of School!

There is the third type, Key. The yuppies who lavish crap on their kids as part of a competition, and yet fail to explain to their kids why they do it. The kids feel empowered without accountability, and turn into grasping little assholes. I see this all the time. No way to raise a child. Of course, I'm likely guilty.

posted by Velociman on August 1, 2005 12:16 AM

School starts Aug 1st? When do they get out for the summer? School starts after Labor Day here.

posted by livey on August 1, 2005 12:19 AM

Ok, Vman, now you know where I was at the beginning of my conjecture! I thought I reasoned myself out of it quite well though. Besides, I can't afford to ruin her.

Yes, Livey, we go Aug. 1 to the third week in May. BUT we have fall break, Christmas break, winter break (in Feb.), AND spring break.

However, if anyone even MENTIONS the whole year round thing, I will be testifying and protestifying. That be bs.

posted by Key on August 1, 2005 12:30 AM

I always loved the beginning of the school year...

My girls don't start for another couple of weeks.

Hope she has a wonderful day!

; )

posted by Christina on August 1, 2005 08:09 AM

Mine will be starting tomorrow (August 2nd). The eldest starts (gulp) middle school and the youngest, 2nd grade. Hope she has a fantastic day.

posted by Moogie on August 1, 2005 12:24 PM

Our school year goes from the day after Labor Day to the first week in June. With 2 weeks off for Christmas, and a week spring break. Since summer doesn't start until June around here I think it works out best for the kids.

posted by livey on August 1, 2005 02:40 PM

School starts Friday here. I have 2 going to high school, 2 going to elementary school, one going to college.

You won't get a full report on the parenting thing..or an accurate one until they've had kids of their own.

I want them to have some things that I had as a kid..things like the freedom and space to explore and imagine outside, but not others, that weren't such happy things to have. I want my kids to have the best of all know?

posted by Kelly on August 3, 2005 08:50 AM

And I'm with you on the whole year round thing. I'll be standing there in line with you. I LOVE the school schedule they have 'round here. First of all...Aug. is the hottest month so instead of sitting on your couch eating your food, they are in school learning. May, spring fever, the worst time to have kids in's time for them to be out. They better not change the schedule, that's all I have to say!

posted by Kelly on August 3, 2005 08:53 AM

On the other hand, wouldn't it be better for both parents and children (especially the children) if they cut out the summer breaks and graduated high school at 14 or 15? It would effectively add 3-4 years to their lives... not a bad deal, when you get right down to it.

posted by Ken on August 3, 2005 06:03 PM
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