Remember that, MFranti, the next time you find out someone is belittling the mistakes that you make as a parent. And when you complain about how they don’t know your situation and your child, you can take pleasure in the fact that outsiders always know best…
Got your knickers on a little to tight, eh?
1. It’s in the newspaper so it’s fair game.
2. Some things are just dumb and this was dumb. For the parent and the student.
…And at least I have the cojones (Happy Cinco de Mayo!!!!!) to use my real name.
That is all.]]>
actually it’s not that marvelous. It’s actually fairly predictable, isn’t it?]]>
When I was a teen, my dad had a friend that was an ex-SS officer who snuck into the US after the war, and quietly melted into the tapestry. One Halloween he lent me some of his medals– an Iron Cross, an eagle-over-swastika insignia and a marksmanship medal– which I pinned on Dad’s army shirt and wore while trick-or-treating. Yeah, I got a lot of cross-eyed looks. A couple of the men, though, actually gushed over how cool they were. The point is, yes, it was an extremely stupid thing to do (for which my insensitive father was also complicit). But I wasn’t raised in a Jew-hating, Hun-loving home. I just thought the Nazi uniforms were kinda cool.
I live in Southern California now, and the reasons kids call each other “racist” at my daughter’s school are laughable. Here’s an actual example:
Kid: Have you seen Brittani?
Daughter: Which one? The white one or the black one?
Kid: Ooooh! You’re so RACIST!!
I know, mfranti, that the point of your entry was the mother’s own pathetic response to her son’s behavior, and I agree. The story just also struck me about how we make such huge “60 Minutes”-worthy moments of incidents that are nothing more than stupid being stupid.]]>