Wednesday, March 25, 2009

SCHOOL TESTS THEORY

The hypothesis in question: Humiliation builds character.

The experiment: Three year old boy wears hot pink princess helmet at school "Trike-A-Thon" amidst a classful of friends not wearing helmets.

The situation: Mother was sent a letter by school commanding that all children in participation must wear a helmet to participate in activity. Family has one helmet purchased a few years ago for sister. Mother refuses to spend $20 on new helmet for one half-hour school activity.

Documentation:


Observation: The experiment even continued after the event was over and the kids were having a snack!

Result: Mother is sent link of photos documenting the event (or experiment). Mother experiences horror and humiliation. Child will never suffer again.

2 comments:

AmyB said...

Spray paint the hat and don't feel so bad. I have done equally stupid things!

Jessica said...

BTW, it would have been ridiculous to buy a helmet for one day at school.