"Winter" Celebration

That’s what my son’s preschool is referring to for their “holiday” show. Nope, can’t call it “holiday”… they could potentially piss off someone who’s culture/religion does not have a holiday in December. So all us Christians, Jews, and Kwanzaa celebrating folks are out of luck.

I dropped David off at school today. When we walked to his classroom, there was “O Little Town of Bethlehem” playing on the satellite radio pumped through all the school speakers (usually it’s Barney, Sesame Street, Wiggles) but today they had on ACK! The holiday channel on XM radio. Someone will be fired for that, I’m sure!

David turns to me and says, “Mommy, they are playing baby Jesus music, that’s not allowed”.

And I cringed.

Why is our world reduced to this ultra-PC mentality?

What happened to opening the eyes of children to all customs and celebrations???

When did Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa become a four-letter word?

I want to expose my child to all religions, all cultures, all customs… and I am livid that this school ignores everything.

So, on my way out, I asked the Director about this policy. She was upset herself, and said that the owners of the school had decided that since they were worried they’d miss some culture/custom they didn’t know about, they put the AX to all of it.

So, my son’s holiday, I mean, WINTER show will be as sanitary as clorox bleach.

Just Jingle Bells and Frosty the Snowman.

What about the people who don’t like bells and snow? I’m sure they’ll be in a huff too… perhaps we should do away with that too.

Oh, and by the way, I asked the Director of the school if they ever had a parent complain about their display of one holiday or another, and her answer was (in 7 years of existence) NEVER.

She has however, had no less than 20 parents complain about ignoring the holiday season entirely.

I wonder why the school is still CLOSED for the week of Christmas. And I still have to pay tuition for that week the teachers are off.

hmmmm

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