Monday, August 24, 2009

Back To School

Oh, what a day! We've had some big lessons in our home today and, unfortunately, not all of them were good.

Tonight, we--the parents--had back to school night. This is kind of like an open house but where the teachers go over the expectations of both the kids and the parents for the year. It's an amazing amount of information passed along in a short amount of time. It's a very important night for us as we get the story straight from the horse's mouth, per se, instead of just going off of what the kiddos have to say. You know, as in "But Mom, it's not homework even if the paper is in my homework folder." LOL!

The unfortunate lesson was one for my daughter and for me as well. Last week, my daughter was given two assignments. One was to bring in her favorite shirt and the other was to fill a "Me Bag" with her favorite things. This was to be turned in last week and, as they had time, each child was to share the contents of their bags with the class, kind of like Show and Tell.

Well, my daughter promptly filled her bag with all of her most favorite things: a picture of our dog and her entire collection of holy cards. She has been collecting these cards since she was in kindergarten and has a lot of them since we get her some for every Christmas, Easter and birthday.

Today, when I picked her up from school, she started crying--all out bawling, really. I couldn't understand what she was saying because she was crying so hard. Finally, I got it out of her. Someone had broken into the school and stole her favorite shirt and her Me Bag.

She wasn't kidding. Some time late last night somebody literally broke into the school and stole some electonics, about a dozen second graders' t-shirts and several Me Bags. They also vandalized a few tables and desks as well as breaking several windows--mostly those in the doors to the classrooms.

I guess we should be happy they took my daughter's holy cards. Maybe they'll learn something from them and maybe it will make a difference in their lives. Yet, it was a very hard lesson for my little girl and one I wish she wouldn't have had to learn at all let alone over something she cherished so much. Nonetheless, we're praying for whomever did it.

Until next time, Happy Scrapping!

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

oh that is sooo sad. I cannot believe someone would want to steal stuff from little kids, how sad.