Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Bad Mom Award
Poor Sydney. We are on school election #2, and as you know, I was born to be a campaign manager. For Sydney we have focused on the BEE as her election slogan. We have made little bumble bee shaped sings with: Vote Sydney B. for 2nd V.P. We have made other signs with BEE SMART or BEE COOL vote Sydney B. for 2nd V.P.
Sydney is not very excited about this election. Apparently her teacher nominated her for it without first asking if it was something she really wanted to do. And what exactly is a 2nd V.P? But she has been a good sport about it, though last night as we were working on her speech, I asked her if we should say "I'm running for V.P." or "I want to BEE your V.P."? Her answer was: "Just choose the worst one, because I don't want to BEE it!"
So for her election speech we cut out 5 Bees and wrote Responsible, Fun, Trustworthy, Honest, and Hardworking on the bees, as a visual aid.
Her speech is this afternoon. I sent Sydney with her speech over to the teacher in charge to make sure that it was acceptable. When I checked on Sydney on my way out of school, she was crying.
It turns out visual aids are not allowed. Waaaa! This was not mentioned on the 3 page campaign guide. In fact, the guide specifically mentions that there should be "a "hook" to get the audience interested and focused on you"
So, I'm back home, typing up her little speech again. Now she will say, there are 5 things I will BE as your V.P. and hold up five fingers. #1 (holding up one finger, not the adorable bumble bee) I will be Responsible... etc. It will still BEE cute, but...
I hope she will bee okay!
ps - I also heard the mean lady tell one student that parents really aren't supposed to be at the election speeches, because it's just for the students. Hello! If my 9 year old is giving a speech to the entire student body, I am going to BEE there!