Sunday, April 11, 2010

My eyes! They burn!

I was walking the hallways of WCK's future school and saw a bulletin board display that said, "DAD'S ARE SPECIAL".

(Pause to breathe. Pause to breathe.)

What makes this particular case of apostrophe abuse so horrifying is that the letters and the apostrophe were cut from construction paper and stapled to the bulletin board. It wasn't an accidental typo. It wasn't something that could be blamed on a stray mark on a handwritten sign. Someone actually had to think ahead, cut out this apostrophe from a piece of paper, and then staple it to the bulletin board.

I've been worried enough about sending her off to kindergarten, but I think I've been holding myself together pretty well. Now it's all falling apart. I can't possibly send my sweet baby off to that strange place. WHAT IF THIS SCHOOL DOESN'T TEACH HER HOW TO USE APOSTROPHES?

(Pause to breathe. Pause to breathe.)

Maybe I can look into home-schooling.

5 comments:

Pateeta said...

That just cracked me up.

Sandy said...

I'm taking a deep breath... I drive my S.O. crazy by noting all the criminal acts of misuse of the apostrophe and colons and commas and SPELLING!!! It isn't going to get better when the teacher's can't get it wright.... ha ha. Try to laugh it off, and work with your sweetie-pie to help her know the rules...

Dad said...

You should black your face- cut the alarm wires - drop from the ceiling on wires and deal with that apostrophe with extreme malice - then exit the building and get into a van marked company de gas and leave the area undetected

Sunshine said...

My heart goes out to you: so much mis-information, large and small, for your Little One.

Confessions of a Mother, Lawyer & Crazy Woman said...

Laughing ... thanks for that!!!!!