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Catching On

Jim The Small Child Nephew begins kindergarten at a Catholic school this fall.  He is aware of this, and is also aware that Fohlen will arrive after his Pending World Domination education is thusly handed over from pre-school to a building with actual hallways.  He'll be staying with my parents when the baby arrives, which means his grandfather will take him to school.  This, of course, is a major deal, world-altering on the scale of the moon landing:  "Does Poppy Ron know I have a new school?  How will he know where it is?"

Even more troubling, his uniforms have begun to arrive:  Polo shirts, navy shorts, navy slacks, and general double-knit orderliness.  These are clothes designed for standing in lines.

"...But they're all the same," he pointed out when these were revealed to him.

Welcome the next thirteen years of your life, kid.

plaid skirt with straps until third grade at:  mbe@drinktothelasses.com

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Geez, I wish more public schools made kids wear uniforms. I remember seeing at least a dozen thongs a day sticking out of the extremely low-slung pants that girls at my school liked to wear. Ew, ew, ew.

May 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLadyLadyLady

Plaid skirts, vests, peter pan collars, velvet tams for holy days... oh the memories!

New Zealand makes public school children wear uniforms. It's a great system and no "whale tails" in sight. Just double knit orderliness..

May 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCA Sailing Lady

Meh, uniforms are useful to keep tags of the kids in case they go AWOL.

But they are useless as a tool to ensure modesty.

I went to a Catholic co-ed school during Highschool. The girls couldn't wear skirts, only pants; but some of them wore them so tight to their... uh, you know... that a skirt would have been a let down for us boys full of hormones.

The good ole days... ;-)

May 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterred pill junkie
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