I sit and wonder where the fun of being a kid has gone. Long gone are the days where the kid can go to Kindergarten and ease into school. BAM they are expected to KNOW their ABC's, how to write their name, how to tie their shoes. That is stuff I learned DURING my year in kindergarten. No longer can we include treats in our Valentine's Day cards b/c the school is fearful of allergies (ok, so can't we just say no nuts b/c that is the strongest allergy it seems, and then give each class a list of allergies? I dunno..) and no longer can we bring in birthday treats.It's all business now. It's so sad.Makes me thankful I was in school 20 yrs ago versus now. Sure, we dealt w/ spankings in school...paddlings...but hey, we all made it didn't we?