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Posted: 12/21/2005 11:22:29 AM EDT
My son's in kindergarten and today he brought home a couple fun little art crafts they did for the "Holiday Season", some were more complex than others.

One of them was simply a bag of oatmeal oats with glitter mixed in.

But what the teacher wrote and stapled to the bag absolutely SHOCKED me...



How DARE they indoctrinate my child into the cultural traditions of what 90% of Americans celebrate!

Where's my lawyer!

Where's the ACLU!!

This is outrageous!!!



Link Posted: 12/21/2005 11:23:58 AM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:
My son's in kindergarten and today he brought home a couple fun little art crafts they did for the "Holiday Season", some were more complex than others.

One of them was simply a bag of oatmeal oats with glitter mixed in.

But what the teacher wrote and stapled to the bag absolutely SHOCKED me...

members.cox.net/_themacallan/ReindeerBait.jpg

How DARE they indoctrinate my child into the cultural traditions of what 90% of Americans celebrate!

Where's my lawyer!

Where's the ACLU!!

This is outrageous!!!





And you have a problem with this how?
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 11:24:29 AM EDT

IBTPWSWITMYKBHABAKNY!



(In before the people who say "what if they make your kid bring home a burka and koran next year"?)
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 11:24:32 AM EDT
Get a rope!!!
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 11:25:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:
My son's in kindergarten and today he brought home a couple fun little art crafts they did for the "Holiday Season", some were more complex than others.

One of them was simply a bag of oatmeal oats with glitter mixed in.

But what the teacher wrote and stapled to the bag absolutely SHOCKED me...

members.cox.net/_themacallan/ReindeerBait.jpg

How DARE they indoctrinate my child into the cultural traditions of what 90% of Americans celebrate!

Where's my lawyer!

Where's the ACLU!!

This is outrageous!!!








State of residence?

CMOS
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 11:25:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:
IBTPWSWITMYKBHABAKNY!



(In before the people who say "what if they make your kid bring home a burka and koran next year"?)



you get my last post of the day.

it is a simple <3
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 11:25:43 AM EDT
Buy the teacher a present.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 11:26:39 AM EDT

Is it public school? If so, color me surprised. Our system around here is PC beyond belief.

Luckily, my kids go to Catholic schools, where they can still use bad words like, "Jesus", "God", "Faith", "Prayer", etc.

Link Posted: 12/21/2005 11:26:59 AM EDT
I am surprised (and heartened) by the extent to which your son's school is allowing them to acknowledge Christmas.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 11:27:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/21/2005 11:27:52 AM EDT by markm]
I'm surprised they didn't send home a little reefer and a Rudolf has two mommies Chritmas story!

Is that a granite counter top?
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 11:27:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By CMOS:

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:
My son's in kindergarten and today he brought home a couple fun little art crafts they did for the "Holiday Season", some were more complex than others.

One of them was simply a bag of oatmeal oats with glitter mixed in.

But what the teacher wrote and stapled to the bag absolutely SHOCKED me...

members.cox.net/_themacallan/ReindeerBait.jpg

How DARE they indoctrinate my child into the cultural traditions of what 90% of Americans celebrate!

Where's my lawyer!

Where's the ACLU!!

This is outrageous!!!








State of residence?

CMOS


If Mac doesn't mind me answering(and I got this from the ARFCOM country thread) he lives in AZ IIRC.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 11:28:09 AM EDT
Its disgusting..

Next thing you know they'll be doing Christmas plays..


Where is the PC in it all????
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 11:28:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By markm:
I'm surprised they didn't send home a little reefer and a Rudolf has two mommies Chritmas story!

Is that a granite counter top?


I think they only do that for 87 kids out of the whole school !
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 11:29:01 AM EDT
"Magical Reindeer Dust" was created by Satan and distributed by his pagen lackeys to the public school system.

Burn it.

(Very cool card btw... I got a "crafty" Christmas card from 1st grader as well. )
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 11:30:49 AM EDT
Don't eat it.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 11:31:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Stealth:
"Magical Reindeer Dust" was created by Satan and distributed by his pagen lackeys to the public school system.

Burn it.

(Very cool card btw... I got a "crafty" Christmas card from 1st grader as well. )



Considering all the reindeer are girls. *

According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, while both male and
female reindeer grow antlers in the summer each year, male reindeer drop
their antlers at the beginning of winter, usually late November to
mid-December. Female reindeer retain their antlers till after they
give birth in the spring.

Therefore, according to EVERY historical rendition depicting Santa's
reindeer, EVERY single one of them, from Rudolph to Blitzen, had to be a
girl.


*So a chain email tells me.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 11:31:08 AM EDT
Imagine your son's reaction when he learns that there is no Santa and that he's been lied to for years by those he trusts most. That should be a fun day.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 11:31:42 AM EDT

Yep. deej86 is right - Arizona.

And it's a public school.

We shopped around all the private schools in our side of town before he started school but they still didn't stack up to the public school he's going to now.

For being a public school - it's a damn good school and a damn good teacher too.


Link Posted: 12/21/2005 11:33:06 AM EDT

If my kid came home with anything like that there would be hell to pay. I'd send back a cross and a manger scene.

Shok
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 11:33:35 AM EDT
Sweet!

Got any more of that stuff?


I've been asking Santa for a BELT FED for 3 years now and nothing.

Maybe if I use some of that stuff the fat guy can find my house!
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 11:35:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:
Yep. deej86 is right - Arizona.

And it's a public school.

We shopped around all the private schools in our side of town before he started school but they still didn't stack up to the public school he's going to now.

For being a public school - it's a damn good school and a damn good teacher too.




It's also a rarity nowadays-with all the stuff you hear-even on ARFCOM.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 11:37:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By kill-9:
Imagine your son's reaction when he learns that there is no Santa and that he's been lied to for years by those he trusts most. That should be a fun day.

We don't lie to our son.

He knows the REAL story of Christmas - the birth of Jesus and the reason we give gifts to each other. He knows full well WHY we celebrate Christmas.

But it's the STORY of Santa that he still gets all giddy and excited about. He "knows" the truth that St. Nicklaus lived a long time a go and he started the tradition of "Santa Claus". He also "knows" Rudolph is just a story too. But he still loves it!

And he still gets all excited about "playing Santa" for his friends and cousins by buying them gifts and he gets real excited about what "Santa" will bring him on Christmas Day even though he knows not to go into Mommy & Daddy's closet or else it'll spoil his surprise.

Link Posted: 12/21/2005 11:37:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By kill-9:
Imagine your son's reaction when he learns that there is no Santa and that he's been lied to for years by those he trusts most. That should be a fun day.



WHAT ?????
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 11:38:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By QShok:
If my kid came home with anything like that there would be hell to pay. I'd send back a cross and a manger scene.

Shok



are you serious?

You actually have a problem with what they sent Mac's kid home with?

Link Posted: 12/21/2005 11:39:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By kill-9:
Imagine your son's reaction when he learns that there is no Santa and that he's been lied to for years by those he trusts most. That should be a fun day.






Yeah, I nearly killed myself in dissappointment after having years of fun based on it. My god, how I ever made it through the heartbreak I just don't know.

Link Posted: 12/21/2005 11:41:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:

Originally Posted By kill-9:
Imagine your son's reaction when he learns that there is no Santa and that he's been lied to for years by those he trusts most. That should be a fun day.

We don't lie to our son.

He knows the REAL story of Christmas - the birth of Jesus and the reason we give gifts to each other. He knows full well WHY we celebrate Christmas.

But it's the STORY of Santa that he still gets all giddy and excited about. He "knows" the truth that St. Nicklaus lived a long time a go and he started the tradition of "Santa Claus". He also "knows" Rudolph is just a story too. But he still loves it!

And he still gets all excited about "playing Santa" for his friends and cousins by buying them gifts and he gets real excited about what "Santa" will bring him on Christmas Day even though he knows not to go into Mommy & Daddy's closet or else it'll spoil his surprise.




I'm glad to hear it. Sorry, I didn't mean to derail your thread, but the whole Santa thing gets under my skin. Parents shouldn't let their child believe something they themselves know to be false.

Carry on.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 11:41:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By kill-9:
Imagine your son's reaction when he learns that there is no Santa and that he's been lied to for years by those he trusts most. That should be a fun day.



We're you one of the alter boys that was...uhhh...you know.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 11:44:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By QShok:
If my kid came home with anything like that there would be hell to pay. I'd send back a cross and a manger scene.

Shok


He gets plenty of Christian teaching from home, Church and "Sunday School" (or religious education class). He's definitely not lacking for that.

And besides - a cross has absolutely nothing to do with Christmas!


Link Posted: 12/21/2005 11:48:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By kill-9:

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:

Originally Posted By kill-9:
Imagine your son's reaction when he learns that there is no Santa and that he's been lied to for years by those he trusts most. That should be a fun day.

We don't lie to our son.

He knows the REAL story of Christmas - the birth of Jesus and the reason we give gifts to each other. He knows full well WHY we celebrate Christmas.

But it's the STORY of Santa that he still gets all giddy and excited about. He "knows" the truth that St. Nicklaus lived a long time a go and he started the tradition of "Santa Claus". He also "knows" Rudolph is just a story too. But he still loves it!

And he still gets all excited about "playing Santa" for his friends and cousins by buying them gifts and he gets real excited about what "Santa" will bring him on Christmas Day even though he knows not to go into Mommy & Daddy's closet or else it'll spoil his surprise.




I'm glad to hear it. Sorry, I didn't mean to derail your thread, but the whole Santa thing gets under my skin. Parents shouldn't let their child believe something they themselves know to be false.

Carry on.




Damn, you should change your name to kill joy.

Better go ahead and tell them that the world is a horrible place in which you try to do the best you can, but eventually we all lose.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 11:53:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By kill-9:
Imagine your son's reaction when he learns that there is no Santa and that he's been lied to for years by those he trusts most. That should be a fun day.


If my kid came home(No I have no kids yet) and I found out a teacher or a sub told that to my kids(that was reported actually in the news) I'd be pissed beyond belief.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 12:26:02 PM EDT
What if the reindeer dust attracts those harvester ants with the huge heads and tiny asses?
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 12:29:21 PM EDT
Ya sure. Put that on your lawn and see what kinda "dust" the reindeer leave!!
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 12:34:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By deej86:

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:
My son's in kindergarten and today he brought home a couple fun little art crafts they did for the "Holiday Season", some were more complex than others.

One of them was simply a bag of oatmeal oats with glitter mixed in.

But what the teacher wrote and stapled to the bag absolutely SHOCKED me...

members.cox.net/_themacallan/ReindeerBait.jpg

How DARE they indoctrinate my child into the cultural traditions of what 90% of Americans celebrate!

Where's my lawyer!

Where's the ACLU!!

This is outrageous!!!





And you have a problem with this how?



See the smiley at the end. It's called joking.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 12:42:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LARRYG:

Originally Posted By deej86:

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:
My son's in kindergarten and today he brought home a couple fun little art crafts they did for the "Holiday Season", some were more complex than others.

One of them was simply a bag of oatmeal oats with glitter mixed in.

But what the teacher wrote and stapled to the bag absolutely SHOCKED me...

members.cox.net/_themacallan/ReindeerBait.jpg

How DARE they indoctrinate my child into the cultural traditions of what 90% of Americans celebrate!

Where's my lawyer!

Where's the ACLU!!

This is outrageous!!!





And you have a problem with this how?



See the smiley at the end. It's called joking.


I did. I knew.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 12:46:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:
My son's in kindergarten and today he brought home a couple fun little art crafts they did for the "Holiday Season", some were more complex than others.

One of them was simply a bag of oatmeal oats with glitter mixed in.

But what the teacher wrote and stapled to the bag absolutely SHOCKED me...

members.cox.net/_themacallan/ReindeerBait.jpg

How DARE they indoctrinate my child into the cultural traditions of what 90% of Americans celebrate!

Where's my lawyer!

Where's the ACLU!!

This is outrageous!!!






I know your kidding with this post. But the sad thing is I bet that teacher does get in trouble for this, as some whiner parent will bitch about it. Glad I grew up when I did, kids today miss out on so much.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 12:49:38 PM EDT
Thank GOD, that your kids school is still celebrating Christmas. Good for you guys!
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 12:56:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By captainpooby:
Ya sure. Put that on your lawn and see what kinda "dust" the reindeer leave!!



damn, over seventeen thousand posts and the guy is still funny!

runner up is the giant ants....lol.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 12:56:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/21/2005 12:58:49 PM EDT by WyattEarp]

Originally Posted By Grunteled:

Originally Posted By kill-9:
Imagine your son's reaction when he learns that there is no Santa and that he's been lied to for years by those he trusts most. That should be a fun day.






Yeah, I nearly killed myself in dissappointment after having years of fun based on it. My god, how I ever made it through the heartbreak I just don't know.





Yeah, me too. Every Christmas i go out and beat up anyone i see in a Santa outfit because of the treacherous lies that my parents told me about Santa Claus as a little boy.

Link Posted: 12/21/2005 1:01:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WyattEarp:
Yeah, me too. Every Christmas i go out and beat up anyone i see in a Santa outfit because of the treacherous lies that my parents told me about Santa Claus as a little boy.



Well, Santa is just a misspelling of Satan!
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 1:04:24 PM EDT
I saw my son's teacher PRAYING wtih her kids last year.

GR

Link Posted: 12/21/2005 1:17:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By greenranger:
I saw my son's teacher PRAYING wtih her kids last year.

GR



And my son's teacher still leads the class in the Pledge of Allegience every morning... with "under God" included.

Link Posted: 12/21/2005 2:21:06 PM EDT
Glad to see the defense of constitutional rights in this forum only applies to the 2nd.

I couldn't be happier that my kid doesn't go to that school. Just wish my tax dollars didn't also.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 2:23:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/21/2005 2:24:28 PM EDT by The_Macallan]

Originally Posted By Chuckstar:
Glad to see the defense of constitutional rights in this forum only applies to the 2nd.

I couldn't be happier that my kid doesn't go to that school. Just wish my tax dollars didn't also.




You have much to learn about what "establishment of religion" means.



BTW... I couldn't be more surprised that you and your ilk are represented by Chuck Schumer and The Beast.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 2:40:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Chuckstar:
Glad to see the defense of constitutional rights in this forum only applies to the 2nd.

I couldn't be happier that my kid doesn't go to that school. Just wish my tax dollars didn't also.




Link Posted: 12/21/2005 2:44:57 PM EDT
More like 70%. DOn't round up.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 3:33:11 PM EDT
My daughter who is also in kindergarten came home with 2 bags of the same stuff with the same note on each bag. So on Christmas eve, we will be outside spreading the stuff for the reindeer.

One other note of importance. My kids had their Christmas programs at school this past week. In both my daughters program and my sons(fifth grade) program, the kids sang the regular Christmas songs, plus they sang songs about the birth of Jesus and told a short story about the birth of Jesus. This all happened in a public school in PA. I was both amazed and extremely happy that this happened. I applaud the principle, teachers and superintendent for letting Christmas be Christmas the way it is supposed to be. No parents complained and a great time was had by all.

Link Posted: 12/21/2005 3:37:49 PM EDT
That is seriously cute.

Kudos to at least one school that doesn't have its head up its ass.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 3:40:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Airwolf:
That is seriously cute.

Kudos to at least one school that doesn't have its head up its ass.



+1, fun shi'ite.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 3:42:06 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 3:44:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:
My son's in kindergarten and today he brought home a couple fun little art crafts they did for the "Holiday Season", some were more complex than others.

One of them was simply a bag of oatmeal oats with glitter mixed in.

But what the teacher wrote and stapled to the bag absolutely SHOCKED me...

members.cox.net/_themacallan/ReindeerBait.jpg

How DARE they indoctrinate my child into the cultural traditions of what 90% of Americans celebrate!

Where's my lawyer!

Where's the ACLU!!

This is outrageous!!!






Maybe the teacher is into Harry Potter.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 3:53:55 PM EDT
My son brought home some reindeer dust a few years ago, we went outside christmas eve and sprinkled it all over the front lawn. Then while he was asleep I went ouside and raked it into the lawn so he would think the reindeers had a field day. He's 9 now and one day he will discover the truth and that would be another chapter closed in my life. So i'm enjoying his younghood as much as possible.
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