Tuesday, February 14, 2012


When I went to bed last night, this plate was piled high with felt cookies, but somehow they disappeared while I was getting ready this morning. They had been tucked into Valentines and sealed with heart stickers, so there was no way they would be photographed. This is all that was left - a linzer heart, a black & white, and a not quite finished mini chocolate frosted doughnut with sprinkles. You don't get to see the sugar cookies with pink frosting and pink sprinkles, the sugar cookies with white frosting and red & white sprinkles, the hearts with chocolate ganache and pink bead trim, and so on.

Sadly, the children at Frannie's school will not be devouring any of these:

You see, a year ago, the superintendent banned all treats and snacks of any kind at the elementary level. That means no Halloween candy, no Christmas goodies, no Valentine sweets, and most upsetting of all, no birthday cupcakes to celebrate their special day. We were told that it was to promote a healthier student, to fight obesity and increase productivity. Well, dear, "sweet" superintendent, it has been a year since this ruling was put into effect, and personally, I have not seen one leaner, meaner learning machine walk down your halls because of cupcake prohibition. If students learn more and weigh less, it's because of the parents, teachers and physical eduction. The only thing you succeeded in was producing the sad face on a child when you have to explain why they can't bring in a cupcake for their birthday. Why don't you take away the chocolate milk and sugared cereal from the cafeteria instead.

Happy Valentine's Day



PunkiePie (Jen) said...

We are only allowed "healthy" snacks/goodies as well. Works for me since my Punk doesn't like cake or cookies very much. The little felt cookies are very, very cute! I would love to make a set. Happy Valentine's Day to you and Frannie!

Thimbleanna said...

Those little felt goodies are adorable! I'm sure glad my kids are grown. These school policies are ridiculous. I heard on the radio this morning that there is a school that bills parents if the lunch they send with their child isn't up to their specs. No school district would be telling me what to feed my child. Sorry your super is goofy.