Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Ah, the Value of our Public Education...

Today Thomas came home and told me that he'd been chosen to be a Teacher Helper for Art class.

"It's a good thing, I guess," he said. "I mean, it's better than not being chosen at all."

I told him I was proud of him, of course. The importance of volunteering your free time and thinking of others is a valuable lesson to learn.

Then I asked him what he would be doing.

He threw his arms up in the air and said, "She said we'd be sharpening pencils. HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY... I COULD BE PLAYING ON THE PLAYGROUND and instead I'll be sharpening pencils."

Ah, the lessons learned.

And yes, he really said, "Happy happy joy joy." That's my boy. :)

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