Hey guess what my kid just got a 4 year full ride sport scholarship to a major U.
Guess what everyone of you were silently either high fiving me or you virtual hate meter was on the rise. Why?
Hey guess what my daughter is graduating in May with her second college degree, is on the Deans list a class load so heavy she has to get department approval and works 40 hours a week on top of it to put herself through school while paying her college to minimize the life time she will be forever in debt with what is known as student loan hell.
Which do I get know the five or the finger? Ok
Hey guess what, my 9 year old d4th grader just "voluntarily" participated in a Science fair for his school since it's not required here until " higher grades" He walked away with more ribbons than a prize heifer at the state fair. He goes as the overall winner to Regionals. We have to pay registration, travel, provide our own table, and he will set 9 hours on the floor next to his project. Oh wait did I mention we have already been told he can't go any further than Regionals because he's too young?
Five or finger? Almost there?
Today is 4th grade state exams, you know the ones required by the laws that govern our education. It is so important that an automated phone message went out to all parents. It said something like: make sure your child goes to bed early, gets good sleep, eats breakfast at home. All children will need to be to school early, and all children will be taken to the cafeteria for breakfast before class. So even if your child eats at home you may want to send "extra" money for them to eat. "Unless they already receive free or reduced meals"
where we at here? 1 more?
Last night my 9 year old fourth grade had his 3rd baseball practice, which is kid pitch minor leagues here. His first practice was 1 hour, his second practice was at nearly 3, and tonight for his third practice we skirmished a neighboring rival town but did not keep score, we got there at 5pm, the game started at 630pm. By the time we got home crammed what would be considered a dinner in some 3rd world countries hosed him off and got uniforms and lunches packed made him cool down and rubbed his legs and arms with icy hot, it is considerably later than his usual bedtime. 95% of both teams have these tests tomorrow and both coaches have kids on the teams and knew about the tests.
Ok so where am I sitting on your finger scale? am I getting 5 up high or a single soldier telling me to shut up.
Here's the deal folks 1 of those scenarios was complete and utter bullshit.
Since I live in the United States, and then deep south I will totally let you guess which ones are the sad educational truth here.
We don't raise rocket scientist here people, we raise HERO's. You know like Brett "ThePhone" Farve? Yeah we get to claim him. Shut up I know we are lucky right? Lucky like a $5.00 hooker on penny night at the local dive.
Ask Floyd baby, " we don't need no education" ( as long as you can play sports)
Now in return for your reading the post from a competitive softball player and cheerleader turned coach, who drank her way through college and married a guy with the athletic DNA of Steve Urkle I give you a little pleasure.