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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

This is a NO BOWLING zone.

Five came home from the first day of school, exhausted and overwhelmed*, but eager to tell me about her day. The main thing she wanted to talk about was bowling.

"The teacher told us, NO BOWLING ALLOWED!" she told me excitedly.

"Why?" I asked. I mean, I guess it's kind of obvious that you wouldn't want a bunch of kids bowling in an elementary school, but why make a rule about it?

"Because," she told me. "Bowling hurts people. Bowling hurts people's feelings."

"Really," I said.

"Yeah, because if someone wasn't very good at bowling they might feel bad."

Uh, okay.

"And," she continued, "my teacher said anyone who gets caught bowling will have to go to the principal's office. And if you see anyone bowling, you have to tell the teacher right away, even if someone wasn't bowling with you. Even if they were bowling with someone else, you still have to tell the teacher."

Now I was thoroughly confused. I didn't know if there really had been a "no bowling" conversation, or if Five was just making it up. And if there had been a conversation about this, why? Had there really been an issue in the past? Were kids bringing bowling balls in their backpacks?

I was completely stymied until I read the newsletter the school had sent home, detailing their "No Bullying" policy.

*Five won't be attending school any more this year. It's too overwhelming, so we'll be homeschooling her and putting her into Kindergarten next year, when she's six.


Stuff On My Blog said...

Bwhahaha nice, no bowling. Out of the mouths of babes eh? Enjoy the homeschooling :D She'll learn a lot without a classroom, my 5yo has already got most 'objectives' ticked off (as per the state schools here)

ImogenSky said...

ROFL! I caught on about midway are funny.

mrs.notouching said...

LOL! You should totally tell this story to the teacher - it's hilarious!

Haute Mama said...

Okay that was too cute!!!

Evie and Chris' Mommy said...

That is too cute. I really enjoy your blog and have an award for you on my blog. I hope you come by and get it.