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Recently I asked why my son wasn’t allowed to bring his Pokemon cards to school.
Well, he is allowed to bring them for sharing, but not for recess or trading. This all goes along with some rule about not bringing toys outside for recess.
I kind of understand the whole toys at recess, but I am really struggling with trading cards. In my mind I am picturing little boys huddled together in some corner of the playground in intense conversation, practicing hard-core negotiating skills.
In picturing this scenario, the boys in question are wearing black shoes and little caps and shirts with buttons. It’s so Norman Rockwell.
So, let’s talk about Norman Rockwell for a second. When I think of Norman Rockwell paintings, I think of America and specifically the American Family.
I think of this wholesome goodness that goes with oatmeal and Thanksgiving Dinner and how it makes me all warm and happy inside.
So, let’s go back to the schoolyard scene.
In my mind there is a wholesome boyish goodness in boys off in a corner trading cards … any cards, pokemon, digimon, bakugan, ninjago, or even baseball.
So, I am picturing a fulfilling and harmless activity that my son could be engaged in, but that has been banned.
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