The month of September brought us countless questions, often uttered between sobs of deep grief:
Why do kids have to go to school?And an extra mysterious one --
Why can't kids just stay home and learn?
Why are the teachers always, always talking? They never stop talking.
Will I go to college?
How soon can I go to college?
Can I go to college where you teach?
If kids are really smart can they do high school in two years?
Can I go to another school -- a school where kids don't have homework and can wear whatever they want and don't have P.E.?
Can you find me another school, a better school?
Why can't scientists make a time machine and go back in time to make sure the Greeks don't exist?When I asked why would you want the Greeks to not exist, Sweet M's answer was:
Because they invented school, and gym, too.Sweet M wants to nip this whole mandatory school thing in the bud, go right back to the start of it and keep it from ever being invented.
My girl is feeling overwhelmed and I don't have any answers for her.
Not yet anyway.