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Friday, August 01, 2008

Sucks to be a Kid Nowadays...



When did summer become a week long event?

When I was a kid, summer ran (roughly) from June 15th until September 15. It was a grand and glorious time, during which we didn't get as bored or need as much entertaining as kids today. Well, I"m sure we got board, but there was always something to do 'on the block' as it were. We had a super long time while our tiny brains slowly lost everything we'd learned from the last year... Those WERE the days, my friend.

I'm not talking about the parts of the country where children start earlier and occasionally get off later due to weather, and I'm not talking about that horror- Year round school- I'm talking about this coast... MY past...

No one mentioned "Back to School" until at LEAST September. It would have been.... well... unholy.

Or something.

The words "Back to School sale " were first mentioned around the first of September, and were mostly concerned with pencils and stuff.

The signs, sales and hype, have been going on this year since around the first of July...

Back to school in July??

Sacrilege...

Every adult (with children) has been swept into this horrible belief system with uncommon ease.

I feel so sorry for the kids!

3 Comments:

At 6:21 AM, Blogger turtlegirl76 said...

Oh I hear ya. Never thought about school until the Jerry Lewis Telethon was airing! Before that? hell no!

 
At 8:51 AM, Blogger Infamous Angel said...

Word....

You're right... it wasn't until after Labor Day.. sigh...

(waves to TG and admires her latest project)

 
At 6:06 PM, Anonymous (me) said...

I agree - but remember that they NOW have a WEEK off in winter because (at least in "our" neigbborhood) the trendoids take their kids out of school ANYWAY to go skiing, so they gave them the week off for "president's day". Ditto for Thanksgiving...
hmm..
(GRRRR.....)

 

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