Missing School

One of the pieces of schoolwork that Alpha brought home this week was a March calendar. They were given a number of events that would be happening in March and they filled them in.

picture of a March calendar

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What I noticed first was that the school (or his class at least) celebrates Dr. Seuss’ birthday. I never knew when it was. Now I know, although I don’t know what good that does me.

But the second thing I noticed was his editorial note on March 9 – a day of no school. He drew a frowny face to denote his sadness at the prospect of no school.

I remember liking school. I liked summer break, but I also enjoyed the start of fall and going back to school. I could start waxing nostalgic here, but I’ll skip it. All that to say this: Alpha really does like school.

Beta, on the other hand, has been sick this week. He missed preschool on Monday. Tuesdays he doesn’t have preschool anyway. On Wednesday his cough was still prevalent, so we told him that he would be missing preschool again.

His response?


They may look similar, Alpha and Beta, but looks can be deceiving.

So the king said to me, “Why is your face sad though you are not sick? This is nothing but sadness of heart.” Then I was very much afraid.

Nehemiah 2:2

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3 Responses to “Missing School”

  1. phoebe Says:

    Actually the whole month of March is reading month with Dr. Seuss’ birthday kicking it off. And the other thing we never used to celebrate which is huge now is 100 Day. Do the boys celebrate that in their school? The kids do all kinds of activities with 100 of this and that and they have a little party on the 100th day of school. It always seems to fall on or near Valentine’s Day.

  2. Burrill Says:

    lolwut?* 100 day? OMG EDUCATION CRISIS TEST SCORES FALLING let’s celebrate 100 day!

    *( http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/lolwut–2 )

  3. Ricky Anderson Says:

    After elementary school, I was done with it mentally.

    I have never missed school for one second after getting my degree.

    Lots of my coworkers say things like “I wish I was still in school”, but the thought leaves me a bit queasy.

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