Monday, August 16, 2004

A TOP TEN LIST I CAN REALLY RELATE TO

Compliments of Number 2 Pencil

Top ten signs it's time for your spawn - kid(s) - to go back to school:

10. You've cashed in their college fund to rent them an apartment - on the other side of town.
9. The TV picture tube has blown from the continued use.
8. Not only have they forgotten everything from the previous school year, but quite a bit from the year before that.
7. You think it's about time you got to use the computer again.
6. Their chores have been reduced to bring me a beer and go play in the street.
5. The summer camp you shipped them off to sends them home.
4. You now understand why other species eat their young or kick them out at an early age (and wonder how difficult it would be to barbecue them).
3. It's definitely time for them to learn about condoms, environmental activism, masturbation, and the evils of capitalism (obviously, a public school).
2. It been a few months since the last teacher having sex with a student scandal hit the news.
And,
1. That big yellow bus keeps showing up in front of your house each morning
(and it's not The Partridge Family or a prison road gang).

I well remember the joy of sending the little savages back to school. It's not the same today, since the larva are grandchildren, and I'm a teacher.

1 comment:

sarah said...

Your blog is great! It's hard to find blogs with good content and people talking about summer camp these days! I have a secret summer camp exposed if you want to come check it out