I seriously considered just going away for the last week of school. They don’t do anything anyway. I reconsidered because of cost and I’m very reluctant for the children to miss school (relic of my days in school — perfect attendance was rewarded). Plus, the children want to participate. Fine. I’ll go but I’m only going during the day when it won’t be as crowded.
So … Gormley was talking today about schools that have banned Christmas from schools. Our school has gone the other way. We’re having EVERY holiday. Seriously. I don’t know what is actually in the program but the displays include holidays from around the world and the entire year. It just makes me laugh.
I can vouch for Gormley’s assertion that it’s not the immigrants demanding that Christmas be removed from schools. It’s staff trying to be inclusive.
I surrender for this year but we might just be AWOL next year.