I’m not sure why the public schools have gotten so crazy about guns or knives – any tool that could be used for destruction – But can tell you this. I think Petra School might have to instate a No Knives While Mom is Waiting to Help You in Math Policy.
2 Hours. Two. TWO STINKIN HOURS!!!!! I snapped. I have a tick in my left eye right now. A new strand of grey hairs.
First you have to change all the blades in the knives around. Then you have to figure out that the blades don’t work in the other knives, no locking mechanisms. Next work really hard to figure out which parts went with each knife in the first place. THEN sharpen a pencil. Now another one. Another one. Um. One more. Next get out a pencil sharpener and sharpen a really long pencil. I don’t advise making the sharpening sound so close to the math page – or your teacher might snap when it draws her attention to the fact that you are on question # 2. Looking extremely busy for 2 hours while your teacher plans the next geography lesson across the table buys you time to have all of your pencils sharpened.
Sigh. We’re wondering if he broke the world record in time spent sharpening a pencil . . . . Do you have a record in your house?
(I’m reading on Free Range Kids about a boy who has been kicked out of school for having a toy gun in his backpack – from the description – It sounds like Nerf Gun. – Boys with nerf guns in class is a whole other post though . . . .)