This mom is on the edge. And before you go nuts on her let me tell you, the end of 4th grade is fun but it IS a total time sucker from March through May. Celebrating is super but it can go too far. Did you say a dance? U.P. Elementary didn’t do that when my daughter was graduating. Bradfield, what up with that?
My child is “graduating” from Bradfield and going to McCulloch next year. I have never in my life seen so much ridiculous hoo-ha over passing the 4th grade. There’s a dance, a pool party, a family picnic, an individual class pool party, a graduation ceremony, a video … it just goes on and on.
And let’s just talk about this dance.
I am so irritated that they are having a boy/girl dance for a bunch of ten-year olds. [Child] is having a major anxiety attack over the fact that some of the boys are asking girls to the dance. Are they supposed to be taking dates – AT TEN YEARS OLD? Some are actually picking up their “dates” and going out to dinner beforehand.
Why are we putting so much pressure on our kids at this young age? My poor child is totally stressed over this whole ridiculous affair and – I know – some people might say, “Then just keep him at home. He doesn’t have to go”. True. But the fact that the school is making such a big deal out of it is pressuring him to go and participate in this pre-teen mating ritual.
There. Now, that I’ve vented. What’s your take as the mother of a girl on this topic?