Saturday, August 28, 2010


Unfortunately I find myself asking this question more and more.  "Really?" Usually followed by "Seriously?" Maybe it's my age (and the wisdom that comes with being mid-30's), or maybe there truly are more and more ridiculous things in the world.  Maybe it's because I took a critical thinking course in college.  Or maybe it's the fact that I was blessed with common sense.  Either way, I'm sure I'm not alone.

Two weeks ago I had to fill out paperwork for Reagan's school.  Again.  The same information they asked for last year.  Again.  Part of me wanted to write on the information card "nothing has changed..." but I know that they probably already chucked last year's info card so it would have been futile.  I dutifully filled out our address, phone numbers, places of employment (I'm COO of Homefront Enterprises in case you were wondering), allergies, blood type, social security numbers, ebay and paypal login names, and pets living at home.  Ok, so maybe I am exaggerating a bit but you get the idea.  Then, I got to the Disaster Emergency Preparedness sheet.
 It said, "In the event of a disaster (i.e. fire, flood, terrorist attack, etc.), please provide FIVE in state family members/friends and THREE out of state family members/friends that we could release your child to."


If you think about it for a minute (it really doesn't take much longer), IF something has happened to both parents, and all FIVE of our in state relatives and friends,....I'm fairly certain that the elementary school won't be the only building left standing in all of Southern California.  And if something DID happen to our entire state, and somehow the school was left standing, I'm sure it wouldn't be really easy for my aunt in Kentucky to come pick up my daughter.

Who makes these forms?
I don't know what's worse...the fact that they have to ask these questions, or the fact that I filled it out.

Let's all just roll our eyes and shake our heads.


  1. WOW!! "Rally, Seriously" and "Come On!" Would all be my responses!!! I'm certainly shaking my head with you! :)

  2. Huh - that is a bit extreme! I'm with you in often finding myself shaking my head and asking, "Really?"

  3. That is really funny! If they ask for an overseas contact, feel free to give them my name:)

  4. I filled out all the info, again times 3 a couple weeks ago! but they just asked for dentist/doctor and 1 extra contact - that's a bit crazy...

  5. Or the fact that you fill them out every single year! That's what gets me. It's like, "Keep my info please, I'll let you know if it changes!"
    I'm glad I'm not the only one banging my head against the kitchen table when I see the forms arrive on the first day of school.

  6. I completely understand! Delighted to meet you as I just found Sunday snapshots. Hope you don't mind if I splash around a bit to get to know you. This looks like a great spot to slip of my shoes and soak in some serious goodness.



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