Wednesday, September 3, 2008

First Day (for my boys)

Even though it was actually the fourth day of school for everybody else it was the first day of school for my boys. They were very excited but also a little worried because of what they had missed. Matthew is starting 10th grade and Zack is starting 6th grade and it is his first year at Middle School. I cannot believe that my boys are already this old! No more elementary school for me...it makes me quite sad! As I drove up to the middle school I forgot how scary middle school kids look, sometimes they are even scarier than high schoolers. It is just such a big change from elementary school where you have kindergarteners....oh to have those days back!

So after dropping the boys off Adam and I spent the day together. It was his last day of vacation so we rode our bikes to the gym, played some tennis and worked out, went out to lunch and then rode home. It was wonderful! When we picked the boys up from school we took them out for an ice cream and talked about their first day (a tradition I started a long time ago). They had a great day but reality has hit and they both had alot of homework. Yuck! It is so hard to get into the swing of things but we really have no choice and I know we will get used to it again.

I, of course, had my homework too because I had those many papers that I had to sign and send back. I hate paper.....it clutters my home!!! And as I was signing the many forms I came across one that really made me laugh. I have probably signed it every year but I never even took the time to read it, I really need to get better at that. Anyways, it was titled the RIGHT TO REFRAIN FROM HARMFUL OR DESTRUCTIVE USE OF ANIMALS stating that any student with a moral objection in dissecting or otherwise harming or destroying animals, or any parts thereof, shall notify his or her teacher regarding this objection. So I realize that this is just allowing my children to perform dissections which I have no objection to and of course my boys don't. But it just seemed weird to check a box that states "My child may participate in an education project involving the harmful or destructive use of animals." That seems to be quite a harsh way to put it but I checked it anyways and gave my OK to harming and destroying animals. Too funny!

9 comments:

Lori said...

First of all, your 6 AM posts are really impressive. Second, I had never seen that form either, until this year. It must be new. Trevor and Kelsie had it, but Branden didn't. I guess they don't dissect in elementary schools.

Jo said...

I hate all those forms too! So ridiculous! Do you think our folks had to sign all those forms for us to go to school? Hmmmmm.....

Mandi and Rob said...

Mackay has been in school for just 2 weeks and I have had homework every night. And what I find funny about the paper work for kindergarten are all the papers that ask for the stundents signature. So I read them to Mackay and had him sign them. It was just kind of funny.

Lil' ol' me said...

Your boys are growing up so fast.

Lil' ol' me said...

Your boys are growing up so fast.

E-Star said...

you can blame PETA

McB's said...

What they really need to do is have the kids sign waivers that they will not harm eachother!!! I think that seems for fitting these days. lol

Shand and Bry said...

Pam I can't believe you're going to allow your kids to harm and/or kill poor innocent animals. You're so mean! haha That really is a harsh way to put it isn't it?

Kim said...

You know I saw that one in the handbook. I sent it back signed as well. If my kids have to harm or destroy an animal for learning purposes--fine with me...what a dumb way to put it.