Wednesday, January 23, 2008

What do you do with one shoe?

I posted a story about how Sean's carelessness is catching up with him over here. Bill said that I should have wrote about why Sean wasn't in school Tuesday.

Tuesday was "enrichment" day at Sean's high school. "Enrichment" — the word seems so positive and good. But yet enrichment day is utterly not.

Monday was Martin Luther King Jr. Day, so the kids were off. Monday night, Sean told Bill that he didn't have school Tuesday because it was enrichment day.

Being the skeptical parent that Bill is, he called the school Tuesday and was told that enrichment day is a day for students to catch up on school work and complete assignments, etc. If a student had no missing assignments or work to catch up on, they didn't have to go to school.

'the hell?

I would like to know who thought up this idea. Kids get a day off school for no good reason, unless they are missing work ... then they have to go? I would love to know how many kids actually went. Does this work? Why not have enrichment day on Saturday instead?

We have no idea if Sean was supposed to even be there, as all his school stuff goes through Sean's mom. So he got to sleep until noon then wander off to do nothing for the rest of enrichment day.

I wish I could take an enrichment day from work. I'd sleep in, then have a beer. Maybe lay around in my underwear all day.

OK, maybe enrichment day wouldn't be so bad after all.


Mark said...

Is this some sort of Zen koan like "What is the sound of one hand clapping?"

Mark said...

In that case, I would suggest doorstop or whimsical flower pot.

They are also handy for beating teens.

emily said...

That’s awesome!!!! Once freshman year I told my mom it was shadow your brother or sister day at school – she must have been on drugs that day because she never questioned it. My big brother and I went to the gym, went to McDonalds, went to the beach where we made a few ghetto margaritas, then strolled onto his campus some time around 1:30 or so. It was a really special day.