October 6, 2010

Guilty as charged

In addition to learning about Fire Safety this month at school, Andrew's class is starting on a unit about Stranger Danger and Drug & Alcohol Awareness.  It's a sad world, y'all. 

I guess the good news is that even in this time of lean budgets, Andrew's school still has a full-time social worker who helps the teachers with this curriculum. Today's lesson was a really good one. I think we can all agree that kids should refuse prescription medications, alcohol, drugs and tobacco. And, we can probably agree that adults should never abuse those things. 

However, how am I to respond when my son comes home and informs me that I need to stop doing drugs.  The drug about which he's concerned?  Caffeine. 

Really?  Are we taking this too far?

If you need me I'll be huddled in the corner of my kitchen sneaking sips of coffee and Coke, Coca-Cola that is. 


Stephanie said...

That's irresponsible teaching, if you ask me. Please don't tell him that I set a timer for my gateway drug to brew every morning so it's one less thing that I have to do upon rolling out of bed! I can't handle the judgement, I'm sorry you have to!

Rosemary said...

Lawsy, mercy, when you Google "caffeine," you get fascinating information about "psychoactive stimulant drugs." When you explore either of those words, you get a lot more information than you want. Enjoy your coffee. :-)

Maria said...

Dear God! Must we teachers sneak our coffee and/or Dr. Pepper in flasks inside our purses? What is this world coming too?!

aimee said...

noooooooo! now that is propaganda on the dirtiest level! i'd yank my kid. stat.