With all the stupid things going on in the world – Mayor Bloomberg and his over-sized soda jihad, Dr. Oz and Sanjay Gupta pissing and moaning about salt and sugar and breathing, it seems almost impossible for some jack-ass out there to come UP with a ban more lame than the last.
But, alas, they do not disappoint.
Now, some schools are banning best friends.
That’s right, you heard me, banning best friends.
No BFF for you!
Seems that BFFs fall out from time to time and the heartbreak and social devastation is just too hard for some kids to take.
Soooooooooooooo, some people who think they know what’s better for your children than you do are discouraging children from having a best friend at school and are
insisting encouraging children to paly in groups.
I was pretty good friends with Betty White in second grade, but honestly I don’t remember who my BFF was in grade school. I probably didn’t really have one. Admittedly, I was an odd child and never fit in much. For some reason, I found myself talking to the teacher on play ground duty at recess.
The know it all who’s come UP with this nonsense is educational psychologist Gaynor Sbuttoni of the UK.
She says the policy has been used at schools in Kingston, South West London, and Surrey.
She adds, “I have noticed that teachers tell children they shouldn’t have a best friend and that everyone should play together.
“They are doing this because they want to save the child the pain of splitting UP from their best friend. But it is natural for some children to want a best friend.”
Guess what, Gaynor, everyone doesn’t want to play together. Let’s face it, I totally sucked at sports, and I’m quite sure Norm Slusser would rather have had Francine Daugherty on his team than me! At least she could hit the ball!
Look at the world. Heck, the Koreans can’t even play together, they have two damn countries!
We are not all going to get along no matter how many times Rodney King asks or Dr. Gaynor insists.
But, my favorite line, the best quote, “…it is natural for some children to want a best friend.”
Some children, how about ALL children. Kids become friends, kids play, kids fight, kids stop talking to one another, and kids make UP.
If only the world could?
Get over it, let kids be kids. BFF or no BFF, we generally do quite well, when over zealous, over educated, over socially intrusive nut jobs like you leave us alone!