Wednesday, March 25, 2009


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.


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.


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.