FRANCE SCHOOL HAS TO INFORM PARENTS NOT TO THROW LATE KIDS OVER THE GATE ANYMORE
So sometimes the news just flummoxes me. And that’s the perfect word to use here. Flummox. I am flummoxed. A school in France has had to make an unusual request of parents of the kids that attend there. And no, it doesn’t involve drugs, smoking, cell phones or anything else nefariously delinquent. But it does involve lateness. And throwing. Yet not in the way that you would ever imagine. Ever. But lateness? Yes, it’s about lateness. Well, sort of. The school has a gate that they close when the day formally begins and everyone is supposed to be there already, on time. But some parents have taken to, um, throwing their kids over the gate when they’re late.
AVIGNON, FRANCE SCHOOL WANTS TO NIP KID OVER GATE THROWING IN THE BUD
So I’d be remiss if this wasn’t a bad combination play on parenting and dwarf tossing. The latter which is, of course, totally not cool. But throwing late kids over the closed gate became enough of an issue, that the school felt they had to take action. Like, please, pretty please, STOP throwing your kids over the gate. You wouldn’t think that would be necessary. And yet, here we are. The school is the Trillade Primary School, of Avignon. And I should add, also, that parents were also throwing their kids over the fence, too. It was an equal opportunity parenting failure opportunity.
EVERY0NE IS LATE, BUT NOT EVERYONE IS THROWING THEIR KIDS OVER A 6-FOOT FENCE, RIGHT?
So how high is the fence parents are throwing their kids over? Oh, you know, only 5’11” tall. Yes. That’s not a numerical keystroke error. So obviously, having your kid fall 6 feet to the ground to get into school could have some issues. So the school put up signs, with a graphic, asking them to Please Don’t Do That. But in French, of course. Telling them it’s dangerous. Because some parents need to be told that that is dangerous. SMDH. So look, I know being a parent can be challenging. And sometimes, you’re late. With the kid. But if that happens to you where you live, wherever that is, please don’t throw your child over the fence or gate.