Reading the local news online yesterday I encountered one of those things in life I can't relate to.
In our fair city, the ebil school board is redrawing lines for a couple of the junior highs to combat overcrowding. The article I read on said subject quoted a parent whining because of the number of schools their kid has gone to. Without moving.
Unhuh. Let me do the math on my personal history. We moved between kindergarten and first grade. Mom divorced dear old dad and we moved between fourth and fifth grades. Now, the district we moved to? I went to 3 different schools in 3 years (granted it was with the same group of kids). We moved between seventh and eighth grades. The junior high in this new city/district went through ninth grade. So I went to junior high for 2 years and senior high for 2 years until - guess what. We moved because Mom decided to get remarried and nevermind uprooting her kids and all that. So I went to my senior year (and only my senior year) in yet another district. So pardon me in an age of internet and social media if your child has to change to a new school. Been there, done that, burned the t-shirt a few times over.
And my thoughts on this then go to other things I cannot relate to because of my working class, single parent, checked out father upbringing.
This morning I watched a Goldbergs episode on Hulu as I ate breakfast. From last season. Adam wants to go to Space Camp. Um, Camp, in general, is a difficult concept for me to wrap my mind around and feels, in general, to be very middle to upper middle class. I didn't run in neighborhoods with kids who went to any camp, ever. Camp for us was the week of Vacation Bible School. And that wasn't even a full day.
And 2016 was an Olympic year and I remember seeing these athletes in sports where I thought, yeah, never ever would have gotten into that sport, it would have required parents who were checked in (thinking specifically of my father). Or money to be involved.
My thoughts on the above are probably totally warped by the fact that I don't have children of my own.