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Published:June 26th, 2010 10:55 EST

Ungodly Brawl At Kindergarten Graduation Ceremony

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Do you think they were arguing over who was better at finger painting 101?

School officials in Victorville, Calif., about 40 miles north of San Bernardino, placed Puesta del Sol Elementary on lockdown Wednesday after a fight broke out among a group of parents during their kindergarteners` graduation ceremony.

No arrests were made and San Bernardino County sheriff`s spokeswoman Karen Hunt said that by the time deputies responded to the school the fight had broken up, according to the Victorville Daily Press." - CBSNews.Com
A fight breaking out at a kindergartner`s graduation ceremony is ridiculous, but no more ridiculous than the idea of having a graduation ceremony for kindergartners.

Who is the valedictorian of the graduation class, the kid who pooped in his drawers the fewest times? Will the principal advise the valedictorian not to mention god in his valedictorian speech, and not to scratch his ass?

When I was a kid if a parent had suggested having a graduation ceremony for preschoolers or kindergartners, he would have been immediately locked up in a mental institution.

Today parents are too busy working, exercising, socializing and getting in touch with their inner child to spend much time with their children. Parents, especially mothers, feel so guilty about neglecting their children that they try to make up for it by inventing nonsense like kindergartner`s graduation ceremony and having a birthday parties for toddlers.

A one-year-old baby doesn`t know a birthday cake from a pile of steaming dung, and a kindergartner doesn`t understand the significance of a graduation service.

Parents should let kids be kids, and stop trying to organize every aspect of their lives. Don`t set up playtime for your children, when they want to play, they will play.

If you`ve been neglecting your small child, don`t try to make up for it by attending his kindergarten graduation service. Stop working so much overtime, and stop worrying so much about your needs. Once you bring a child into this horrible world, it`s all about his needs, not yours.

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