Should Parents Be Arrested for Cheering During High School Graduation?
By Lucy's Reality on June 08, 2012
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Listen,I know you many of you are in an uproar about the parents that got cuffed and arrested but those parents received letters about graduation protocol. Those parents didn’t give a damn about the law or other parents! Why? Are they really anymore PROUD of their child than other parents at graduation? NO! Every parent is thrilled that day. We all want to jump up and shout and hoot and holler, BUT with over 300 hundred kids, we would be there all day! Administrators would have to pause in between each kid and wait, AND we all know parents, right? For goodness, sakes, it would become a competition on who hooted and hollered the longest. Don’t roll your eyes at me, you know it would happen!
In the end, those parents got exactly what they deserved. THE CONSEQUENCE that was stated in the letter for their inappropriate action. Just because parents give empty threats, they shouldn’t assume THE WORLD DOES!
In society we set up guidelines with the intention to make things be fair and/or run smoothly. At a graduation, if you hoot and holler because you are so proud, that is great -- but you now just drowned out a couple of names so you just ruined two other families from participating in the same joy you were feeling. They didn’t even get to hear their child’s name, but by golly you got to cheer!
I find it funny that the media didn’t interview the parents of the children that names got drowned out by the cheering? I wonder how those parents felt and their friends and family who came to the graduation and had to sit there for a couple of hours only to be robbed of the ultimate joy? Hearing the child’s name!
I guess parents could always pony up and sit through all day graduations and wait for 5 minutes in between each name so every child gets the exact same time for cheering. Isn’t that the American way? Instead of teaching parents to follow rules, we will spend more and then bitch about no money. We will even the cheering time and turn a couple of hours into 10! This will cost money! Parents, Really, get a grip. Smile, be proud during graduation and then when you see your child after the ceremony, hug them, cheer, hoot and holler and take a gazillion photos!
Honestly, parents, grow up. Here is a thought: Be a parent, follow the rules! Oh, and be a human being, think of others!!
Alright, tell me how wrong I am!
Photo Credit: rxb.