"found out yesterday we "won" the public school lottery for our daughter (ie we got our first choice) so uh well I hope she likes it..."
I think the good public elementary schools are actually pretty good so I would think she probably will.
― One bad call from barely losing to (Alex in SF), Wednesday, 15 May 2013 02:38 (seven years ago) link
in SF that is.
I kinda think that if you don't hate school as a kid there's probably something wrong with you... between the regimentation and the forced exposure to your (inevitably) shitty peer group there's bound to be something you find unpleasant. Learning to deal with those things is what school is really about imho.
― four Marxes plus four Obamas plus four Bin Ladens (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 15 May 2013 17:04 (seven years ago) link
if you don't hate school as a kid there's probably something wrong with you
I'm not a parent but I think there's hating and then there's hating imo? like when I was 12-13 I talked every day with my friend about how much we hated school, how stupid everything was, etc, but when she said she was changing school because she hated ours so much I was like "wait, what? really?!"
(she was much happier at the new place btw)
anyway learning to deal with things you think are a chore and not as good as playing video games is a useful life skill (which I don't have), but learning to deal with things that actively make you trudge home with your head hung low every day and spend all your free time dreading... eh, I think that one can wait until a later age if there's any chance something could be done about it. maybe it's all an over-dramatic charade but 2 years seems a long time to keep that up for.
― susuwatari teenage riot (a passing spacecadet), Wednesday, 15 May 2013 21:24 (seven years ago) link
"I kinda think that if you don't hate school as a kid there's probably something wrong with you..."
Uh at 7-8 I don't think most kids hate school that much. I also think there is a difference between boredom and a desire for freedom from the confines of a desk and what how's life is describing his son's reaction to be which strikes me as something much more profoundly unhappy.
― One bad call from barely losing to (Alex in SF), Thursday, 16 May 2013 03:00 (seven years ago) link
On weekends, he starts complaining as early as Saturday afternoon that "the weekend is almost over" because he dreads going back to school so much.
Still does this, even this past weekend which led into the last week of school: half days, field day, assemblies, etc. Thank god we've got another year in the bag, I guess.
― how's life, Wednesday, 18 June 2014 12:44 (six years ago) link