So my son comes home from school one day with a homework assignment. The first thing I'm asking myself is why is there a homework assignment in K? I mean he brings home stuff for us to read with him, but this was a project with instructions typed out on a sheet of paper.
Anyways, he has to make a poster about what he wants to be when he grows up and what he has to do to be his choice. Ok innocent enough, he can have pictures or drawings etc. and we have to put it on a poster board.
He's wanted to be all kinds of things, but for this he says he wants to be a policeman on the SWAT team. Now, I probably let him watch more TV than he should, but I was really trying to figure out where he got hooked on SWAT. Must have been that solitary episode of COPS or something. So as I start to help him put this together, I'm looking on the internet for pictures to help him describe his wanted profession and I realize that this might not be "politically correct" for our wonderful school system. With liberal zero tolerance policies these days, and remembering stories about kids getting suspended for having Glock pens, drawing pitcures with guns, having spent shells etc., I start to worry that this is going to be a problem. And I'm having trouble finding anything SWAT related that doesn't have guns plastered everywhere. I managed to find a few pics that were relatively tame along with some armored vehicles and an APC, and we put it together along with some stuff about going to college and the police acedemy. At this point I figure, its not a problem for my wife and I, if the school says something we'll deal with it.
So he goes off to school the next day and I'm just waiting to get a call from my wife. She went to see him show his project, and I was shocked to find out that everything was fine, and that the teacher (she's at retirement age BTW) actually asked what kinds of weapons do they use since they are "Special Weapons And Tactics". So all of my fears did not come true, but I am not going to assume that we'll be this lucky in the future. I can forsee that i will probably have to defend my family's position on firearms to some principal someday, and while it shouldn't be necessary, I'm almost looking forward to it.
Has anyone else had to deal with this with their kids and school?