Monday, September 17, 2007

I'm pretty sure this is saying something

As part of their effort to develop the "whole child," Ezra's school gives "kid of character" awards to children who have consistently demonstrated the attribute o' the month. The August attribute was "respect," and Ezra received an award. I don't think he did anything to earn it other than be his pathologically shy, barely audible self, which his teachers kindly chose to interpret in the most favorable light.

The actual "award" is simply a piece of paper with all the relevant information color-printed on it. Nonetheless, we hung it proudly on the fridge--specifically, on the small patch on the side of the fridge that's not obstructed by cabinets, because even though the whole damn face of it is stainless steel (yes, you may kiss my feet), the side is the only part, inexplicably, that's magnetic.

Yesterday I put that piece of paper in the recycling and replaced it with a list of babysitters.

1 comment:

rbarsness said...

I've been cracking up reading your blog today! :) It is really great. This reminds me of when I was in 6th grade. We had just moved to the suburbs, so I was in a new school. The first month, I didn't know anyone. I barely talked to anyone. I was painfully shy. I was also picked by the teacher as student of the month. you draw the conclusions.

By the end of the year, I was getting in trouble from that same teacher for talking in class all the time. oops. :)