When I was little the party at school was much like what my children experience today, with a few exceptions.  None of my children has ever participated in a grab bag at school, which I think is a bit unfortunate.  (My boys have, however, gotten to do them at Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts so it’s all good.)  Also, the amount of junk food has been reined in a bit!  I can’t complain too much about that.  As a room parent, most teachers ask me to get people to bring in something sweet, something salty, and something healthy.  That seems like a great balance for the kids rather than the complete sugar we consumed before racing home to our parents hyped up on a sugar high!

Earlier this week I was library helper and I noticed something that made me happy.  Rather than skip over the Christmas book, the librarian asked if Santa comes to everyone’s house.  She confirmed that all children did indeed observe Christmas and then proceeded to read a book about a Christmas mouse.  I’m not sure what the alternative would have been but I’m happy to see that celebrations have not all gone by the wayside!


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