Wednesday, April 30, 2008

A shocking lack of common sense

One of my little volunteer gigs is sending out the PTA's weekly e-mail newsletter for our school. I share the duties with another parent, and this week it's my turn to put everything together.

One of the teachers sent a reminder about bike safety on campus. He added another little note about safety on the end that surprised me because I never imagined parents wouldn't already know this. The note is a reminder that "heelies," those infernal sneakers with wheels built into the heels, aren't allowed at school.

I mean honestly - they are essentially roller skates that you can walk in. What parent would send their child to school in roller skates?

I loathe heelies, and my children will never own any. I can't count the number of times I've nearly been run down in the grocery store or at the mall by a kid wearing heelies. They ought to be banned from all public places.

And when I get older and more crotchety, I'll refuse to let kids ride bikes on my stretch of the sidewalk, too.


Anonymous said...

I loooove heelies. I envy little kids their heelies. I dream about heelies.

hokgardner said...

Ok Mom. We'll get you some for your birthday.

O'Pine said...

oooooooh, I hate me some heelies. I didn't know that's what they were called, but I've yet to see a well-behaved child wearing them.

They're obnoxious as all get out, in my opinion. I have overruled every attempt by mine to get a pair.


the Drunken Housewife said...

They had to amend the dress code at Iris Uber Alles's school to forbid them. Imagine that: a private school with a strict uniform code, and people were sending their daughters in heelies to wear along with their plaid jumpers, Peter Pan collared white shirts, and forest green sweaters. Before the dress code was amended, a Heelie was technically okay if it were all white.

My child pressed for a pair before they were banned from her school. After that, she seemed to have forgotten about them.