Lest you think I’m on my way to crusty, crabby old fart. I’m not. I wanted to have a cow and do a Harper Valley PTA scene on this one.
My teens brought home a permission slip for the Homecoming Dance at MHS. Odd, but no problem with signing off it’s ok for them to be there. No problems with the no ETOH and under-the-influence. Really they’re good kids but never hurts to keep the focus that isn’t Ok at their age.
What bugged me was item #3, not ony did they feel compelled to restrict the type of dancing known as freaking. It’s pretty much some of the same moves from Dirty Dancing , which I admit in my own two-left-feet kind of way did inspire me with a few ideas. (I’m not that old that I can’t remember doing what they are banning, I will cop to not remembering what it was called at the time).
What get’s me though is did they have to shout it out in bold face type and all caps?
I’ve done the cool Dad thing and chaperoned and did just what they are trying to ban with my better when one of them was in Middle School. What happened they get older and its banned? Did the puritans retake the city and no one tell me?
It’s not like this is Arcadia Christian school where you pay to have some strict moral interpretations tossed out like a teacher measuring you and your dance partner with a ruler admonishing you to “keep room for Jesus”. This is public school, populated largely by a great bunch of kids. Something is amiss when we can’t let them have some fun in a controlled environment.
Let them have a little fun, its not as if there aren’t plenty of chaperones and everyone is fully clothed. What’s next your gum on the end of your nose when you get caught chewing?