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(CTV News)   School discontinues Mother's Day and Father's Day because some kids might have two moms or two dads   ( ctvnews.ca) divider line
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2013-05-19 09:00:11 AM  
2 votes:
The 13 years quote is awkward because it's melodramatic; she makes it sound like her son has been actively trying to attend a graduation ceremony for the past thirteen years.

The real embarrassing quote is this one "We've been to school with them since we were in diapers," senior Alissa Lawson said.

Most children have been potty trained for 2-3 years before kindergarten, poopy pants Alissa.
2013-05-19 03:44:35 AM  
2 votes:

HotWingAgenda: Bathia_Mapes: Some kids may not have a mom or a dad. Father's Day was a painful time for my son back when he was in school.

This.  Or, some kids may have one or two abusive parents that they do not appreciate being reminded of.  The only holidays I choose to celebrate are Independence Day and New Year's.

What about the kids whose loved ones died on the Fourth of July or New Year's? Isn't that insensitive to them?
2013-05-19 03:43:29 AM  
2 votes:

HotWingAgenda: The only holidays I choose to celebrate are Independence Day and New Year's.

I choose to celebrate Independence Day of countries people have never heard of.

/because I make them up
//excuse to drink, you say?
2013-05-19 03:38:16 AM  
2 votes:

This About That: How about discontinuing these :"holidays" because they are bogus events made up by marketers to sell you more overpriced useless stuff?

Right you are comrade, there should be only one day of rest (the day when our Great Leader was born). We must work every day for the success of our glorious mother/fatherland...
2013-05-19 03:37:47 AM  
2 votes:
Some kids might be Cylons too, so there's that.
2013-05-19 02:31:51 PM  
1 vote:
What about Heather has a mom and a dog?
2013-05-19 12:33:23 PM  
1 vote:
Does this mean we can stop celebrating sweetest day and valentines day cause it's oppressive and sexist to send out rape literature and food in exchange for affection?
2013-05-19 09:36:40 AM  
1 vote:

PsyLord: Having an International Family Day instead is totally fine.

That is a horrible idea.

There are kids who don't have families and that would offend them and hurt their feelings.

Don't you care about them?  That sounds very exclusionary.

We should get rid of all holidays and celebrations since someone is going to be left out.
2013-05-19 08:56:18 AM  
1 vote:
and why don't we celebrate St Crispians Day anymore?
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2013-05-19 08:21:25 AM  
1 vote:
Headline sounds like some kind of "Oh no!  This school is against families wharrgarbl" that would come out of Fox News.  Having an International Family Day instead is totally fine.  Like the article and others have stated, what if the child is father/motherless due to death of the parent?  Not being able to participate in Father's nor Mother's Day in school probably added to making Bruce Wayne a little batty.  Wait, that's a good thing, right?
2013-05-19 08:09:31 AM  
1 vote:
Here in Atlanta, Father's day is the most confusing time of year in the public school system. Makes sense to eliminate it.
2013-05-19 06:52:33 AM  
1 vote:

Nabb1: BarkingUnicorn: "opting to recognize the International Day of Families instead"

I like this.  One less disruption of my routine per year.

One day a year for Mom and one day a year for Dad just too much of a burden for you?

Well, I'm not too fond of my parents for various reasons I'd only discuss with a seasoned psychologist. Lets just say I could have used a private education instead of going from over educated from TI toys to what passes for public education.
2013-05-19 06:49:50 AM  
1 vote:
 Have a happy pod day.
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2013-05-19 06:29:41 AM  
1 vote:
Since when do they celebrate those Hallmark holidays in school anyways? Who farking cares?

If it was a real holiday, the kids would have the day off. Otherwise STFU and get back to doing line divisions, practicing cursive writing and other obsolete skills. Might as well teach them now to pound nails with their fists while they are at it.
2013-05-19 04:45:49 AM  
1 vote:
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Won't someone please think of the children raised by wolves or aliens?
2013-05-19 04:07:57 AM  
1 vote:
The important thing is that nobody's feelings were hurt.
2013-05-19 03:57:25 AM  
1 vote:
And Fathers Day is like June 50th.  Typical schools aren't even in session.
Am I being trolled?
2013-05-19 03:46:36 AM  
1 vote:
Why do we celebrate these "parents" anyway. Thanks for crapping me out into your overpopulated, polluted craphole of a planet. Thanks at least for being white. That was a good head-start on life here. -son
2013-05-19 03:43:48 AM  
1 vote:
Gah...yes. Get rid of it all.  If you raise your kids right, you'll know you're appreciated.

Get rid of both the silly holidays.  As a single dad, I'm way to busy to pretend to care about burnt toast and runny eggs.

/Okay, I appreciate it, but I'd rather get an extra hour of sleep or drinking the night before.
2013-05-18 09:52:46 PM  
1 vote:
Some kids may not have a mom or a dad. Father's Day was a painful time for my son back when he was in school.
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