We took Guppy and Minnow to a carnival that one of the local camps was hosting. It was a pretty good time, and there was a cute bounce activity that was supposed to be like “Hungry Hungry Hippo.” This part, however, wasn’t very well-supervised, and four other kids got on with her (there were only four slots). They all started throwing balls around and one threw one right at Guppy, hitting her on the head. This little girl’s mother, and her friend, were standing at the side, and saw it happen … Then they laughed. Guppy wasn’t hurt, but it was something that she knew was very rude.
It’s a little bit old, but a 9 year old boy was suspended from school a week or so ago. He was suspended because he threatened to use the One Ring on another student. But that’s not what interested me. What struck me about the story is that this was the kid’s THIRD suspension; his first two were for bringing in a book, and for calling a child “black.” I had to know more about the book. So I took it out of the library. Continue reading This Book Got a Kid Suspended from School