you would think the germans would be a little more on top of this education thing. they seem, i don’t know, more precise than that.
Yes, well, they are. In a sense. If your kid doesn’t show up at school, they send the police to your house, and we had a big scene a couple years ago when we extended his 2-week Christmas break so we could go to Seattle for three weeks. Well, Philadelphia for one (hi Kel!) and Seattle for two, but the point is, apparently kids must be in school every day that there is school, on pain of excommunication or something. We warned them beforehand, they said “no he may not go,” we said “um, whothehellareyou? Not his parents, that’s who.” And sick notes have to be signed by doctors, and all that sort of thing. This is one of the reasons we are so annoyed, because he HAS to show up, and the teachers don’t. Hypocrites, much? Continue reading