Sunday, October 2, 2011

Saving Kids from Optimism

If there's a hell I'm probably going there for posting this, but I can't help but think it's pretty funny.

Our first week here I decided to take Aias to all the various drop-in centres for families in the neighborhood to get an idea of which he would like the best.  At one of our favorites (which I won't name because this is sort of embarrassing) Aias fit right in and was happily playing with the other kids so I decided to take a look around at the art and such on the walls. In my perusing, I came across this:

If you click the picture above it will make it large enough for you to read the signs.

I was trying to make sense of this; I understand helping kids who have diabetes, but optimism?  Is optimism bad? Did they want to give kids with diabetes some optimism? It didn't make sense.  A bunch of signs all over this giant wall said this exact thing over and over...

Finally at the end of the wall I saw this:

Look more closely:

At least they fixed their mistake, right?

At first I was a little horrified and I made a mental note that Aias would never go to preschool at that place, but then I learned there are lots of volunteers who are 12 and 13, so I'm gonna let this one thing slide.

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