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October 28, 2011 10:28 AM   Subscribe

Dear Mountain Room Parents... a tale for Day of the Dead / Halloween.
posted by Artw (15 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
For anyone in Seattle who has or knows people who have children....this barely qualifies as humor. This is reality, my friends.
posted by tristeza at 10:55 AM on October 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Man, I've been right in the middle of these RE:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re: exchanges way too many times.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 10:59 AM on October 28, 2011


For anyone in Seattle who has or knows people who have children....this barely qualifies as humor. This is reality, my friends.

I would argue that the author fumbled a little in trying to find a dramatically workable ending, also with the off page response to Adela's email which does not really ring true, but oh yes, very much. In fact I know the exact school this is based on.
posted by Artw at 11:07 AM on October 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


I have a guess on the school myself, Artw! :)

The author is one of the producers of "Arrested Development," among other things. Funny lady.
posted by tristeza at 11:10 AM on October 28, 2011


tristeza: "This is reality, my friends."

It's not just Seattle. Very realistic.
posted by zarq at 11:11 AM on October 28, 2011


Loved. This. Sending it to my husband who is a kindergarten aide. It will ring frighteningly true. (We are not in Seattle.)
posted by dlugoczaj at 11:19 AM on October 28, 2011


I'm reminded maybe a little too much of some David Thorne pieces. Which isn't to say it isn't funny; it just feels like, er, the sincerest form of flattery.
posted by gurple at 11:20 AM on October 28, 2011 [3 favorites]


Funny lady.

She also is shtupping* George Meyer. Funny couple.

*it's probably more romantic than that
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 12:46 PM on October 28, 2011


Looks like something like this did happen in Petaluma, CA.
posted by dlugoczaj at 1:09 PM on October 28, 2011


(Not that it comes up a lot in conversation, but I have children, too.)

I love this not-so-subtle jab at the parents who are sending an avalanche of emails. So damn funny.

I do not want to deal with parents like that when my kids go to school. There has to be a way to gauge how a grade school deals with these parents, right? My aunts and uncles have young kids in grade school, and the parents really sound like a nightmare. Constantly intervening, complaining, fighting for their kids on every little issue - Christ.
posted by glaucon at 1:20 PM on October 28, 2011


Finally, to those parents who are offended by our Day of the Dead celebration, I’d like to point out that there are parents who are offended that you are offended.
posted by Artw at 1:41 PM on October 28, 2011 [3 favorites]


It seems that having kids melts major parts of your brain. I shall continue in my endeavours to not have any for the foreseeable future.
posted by Canageek at 2:54 PM on October 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


The scatter-brained emails and the do-gooder persona of the teacher reminds me of my own son's teacher.
posted by KokuRyu at 6:43 PM on October 28, 2011


Constantly intervening, complaining, fighting for their kids on every little issue - Christ.

I think fundamentally, it's really an issue about communication. You send your kids to school, and there is very little personalized communication about what the hell is happening. Report cards and parent-teacher interviews just don't cut it, and communication can become very adversarial.
posted by KokuRyu at 6:45 PM on October 28, 2011


Yes. I had this crop up on FB last week and it spread like wildfire among current and former members of my son's co-op preschool. Because it is the dead truth. And yes, we are in Seattle.
posted by Lulu's Pink Converse at 10:55 AM on October 29, 2011


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