When I left the city and moved to the suburbs, there were a few things I didn’t expect….
SUV’s so big that trying to get them into a spot is pretty much like trying to land a fighter jet on a aircraft carrier runway in the middle of the Atlantic.
Expensive athletic wear is apparently appropriate for day, evening and sleeping.
On rainy days, my elementary school children will often watch TV at recess.
Yes, in our very excellent school district, kids watch TV during school hours. This is how my daughter got very familiar with Cindy, Jan and Marcia. This is how she was introduced to Sponge Bob.
Now thankfully Sponge Bob has been pulled from the rotation and more age appropriate shows like Magic School Bus and Little Einsteins have been shown.
But STILL. WHY ARE KIDS WATCHING TV IN SCHOOLS?! I’ve been told it’s a space problem. On rainy days, there aren’t enough public spaces to put the kids during recess and teachers are resistant to giving up their rooms because they want time to prepare and don’t want their rooms trashed.
Which I get.
EXCEPT kids are watching TV at school. Now the academics are challenging at my girls’ school. Once you hit first grade, you work hard and do homework every night. So what’s a small break to watch videos?
Because it would be so much better if they spent that time doing yoga, playing board games, doing art, making music, reading, singing, laughing, talking, drawing, throwing a ball, being creative or smoking. Okay, not smoking. Just making sure you are still with me.
This really is an embarrassment in a top school district. Actually make that any school district.
On the upside, when it comes to regional testing, they will ace The Brady Bunch section.
On the downside, our kids deserve better. Please figure out a way to turn off the technology and let them be free to play. It is recess after all.