May I just say I can't wait for Calypso to be done with school not only for the normal reasons but because I am sick to death of the smug administration and its extreme level of bullshit. Each year they seem to think they know more and more than I do about what is best for my child. This year it's reached ridiculous proportions. I've had to have a doctor's excuse for Calypso to carry....hold onto your hats, you're never gonna believe this.....WATER. Now at the end of the year they have a long ceremony outdoors for Seniors receiving awards and Juniors moving up. Students have been told no hats or sunglasses. Well, in case they haven't been listening, people are supposed to take care in the sun under normal circumstances. Calypso is on antibiotics which significantly increase her sensitivity to sun and has been told to be hyper-vigilant about protecting herself. To that end I purchased a large wide-brimmed hat for her. Given she has two red-heads in her family, one of whom recently had skin cancer removed, we are no strangers to sun-protection mode.
Today she came home after being told she needed documentation about her medications and the necessary measures. (Oh go self-fornicate, you fully dilated anuses!) I have copied and highlighted the insert which came with the prescription. I have printed off CDC guidelines for sun protection. I have written a letter outlining the doctor's instructions and suggesting not only should they not be hassling my kid but they should be encouraging the entire student body to wear hats and sunscreen. If they give Calypso any more crap I am tempted to strip the offender naked, tie him or her up to the field goal posts in the end-zone, and situate a large magnifying glass over said individual until this person is fried to a lovely crisp...oh, and no water will be given.