I am 37 years old. Born in 1974 and graduated high school in Iowa in 1992. Grew up in the 80's and loved the 90's. My daughter is in 2nd grade and I just don't understand schools now. Although some of it might be due to living in St. Louis, but it just seems like she is off school A LOT! Seriously, how many teacher meetings and half days does the school really need? Plus, I remember half days meaning getting out at noon. She goes until 1:10 and doesn't get home until 1:40.
This week she is on "Fall Break" Are you kidding me? Even Grace is confused. She was bummed she was missing school. Okay, let me explain. Grace is a normal child she just really loves school. Isn't that awesome? Anyway, her Fall Break is a week long and is just because. Oh and they are also off an additional Monday...just because. No reason given. I remember We had Thanksgiving break, Christmas break (which they call Winter break now, don't even get me started on that!) and Spring break.
I understand that things change over time. Certain things need to change, but I feel too many things get changed by us, our society and just everything. I remember how school was for me. I did truly enjoy it. Sure I did have some scary days, nervous days and even some days I didn't even want to go. I think everyone has those days, but I fear how children and some of the school systems have become. I think children, our sons and daughters have so much more to deal with today. I just pray my daughter can stay young at heart and enjoy her innocence for as long as possible.
I know there are girls out doing things at ages 12, 13 and probably younger that I had not even heard of or talked about until high school. It is scary, but I just hope my daughter can play with dolls until 12 or 13.
This picture was taken yesterday of Grace just chillin with her CPK.