|"See you in your nightmares, kid!"|
My friend Cheryl posed the question on Facebook, and then I read an article in the Chicago Tribune on the topic. That article basically says that it's all kumbaya -- talking about the meaning of peace and why some people are mean to others -- until middle school when they start getting into discussions about terrorism.
Except that Audrey came home from school with a very long and involved social story called "A Sad Anniversary", complete with a Boardmaker symbol for "terrorist" which I've lovingly rendered above.
Also included was a recipe for "Twinkie Towers"...
|"The raspberries and blueberries represent |
all the people that were killed that day :(
Now eat up!"
And a joke page...
|Because 9/11 was fucking high-larious!|
Then there was a quiz to see if you were paying attention...
1) Who flew into the World Trade Center?
Audrey went with B. I blame all that princess crap for warping her sense of history.
2) Who drew the plans so workers could begin to rebuild?
A) Forest rangers
She went with C, but in her defense the quiz came right after the recipe for Twinkie Towers.
3) What will the museum have in it?
B) Roller coasters
I don't think that Audrey got very much out of this exercise, which is perhaps for the best. But it may have forever ruined Twinkies for me, and that I cannot forgive.
What about you? Have your kids brought home any 9/11 lessons?