Rhiannon, Grandma and I went to the library for Story Time last Wednesday. After stories, the children do a coloring page / work sheet and a craft. The craft that day was a calendar for September.
We were given a blank September with the dates on them, a few with pre-designated holidays already written on the corresponding days and some other holiday stickers.
Labor Day, Rosh Hashanan, Grandparent's Day and the beginning of Autumn were printed on there already. We got stickers for Labor Day, National Hispanic Heritage Month, a Jewish Star (for Rosh Hashana I'm assuming) and a few leaf stickers to place wherever one should so desire. If someone had a birthday in September, you also got a birthday cake sticker to put on your day of birth.
And the more I looked at our craft project, the more I got upset. Yes, I know, I need to just let it blow over my head. It's just a library craft project for toddlers. Move on, Mommy. Just let Rhiannon put the stickers on and shut up. Well, I did shut up. Ok, I think I did mention something to Grandma in a hushed-pissy tone. But what was I so pissy about anyhow?
WHERE was the sticker for Constitution Day?! We've got a Star of David sticker, Hispanic sticker, Labor Day sticker.....where's the freaking sticker with the picture of The Constitution on it?!
Ok, now you're all going to get ticked at me for being racist* now, but here goes: As far as I know, there are very, VERY few Jewish families here (this is the Bible Belt, you know), even fewer "people of Hispanic ancestry", and we get stickers for those things? But not a sticker acknowledging the document that our entire Country was based upon? Constitution Day wasn't even printed on the calendar in a teeny-tiny font. I guess I was the more disappointed in the fact that it was the library that didn't acknowledge the date.
*(I am quite anti-racist. I hate everyone equally, regardless of skin color. Unless you have blue zebra-striped skin. But then that's not really racist, that's just kind'a creepy.)
I actually started this post last week and was going to post it yesterday but figured that you've all heard enough of my political ranting so I just blew it off. Although I did post a question on my FB page asking if any teacher, parent or child mentioned anything about celebrating Constitution Day in school yesterday.
Nobody answered. No one.
Then I even perused the internet looking and hoping for some - any - mention of the Constitution in the news.
None. (Although admittedly, I only hit the "big" news sites)
Did you hear anything about the significance of September 17th in the papers, on the internet, on television yesterday? Did the President say "Happy Constitution Day", or "If I had a son, he'd be celebrating Constitution Day"? Of course not. Because he and 99% of all the other politicaldouchebags are doing everything they can to trash it. To make us forget about it. To drive that document out of our minds, our of our culture, our of existence.
So, dear Sheeple of the United States, continue to celebrate every other thing this glorious month of September has to offer:
Life Insurance Awareness Month
National Chiari Malformation Awareness Month
National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
National Guide Dog Month
National Hispanic Heritage Month
National Fish Month
Lymphoma Awareness Month
National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
National Preparedness Month
National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Leukemia Awareness Month
National Sickle Cell Awareness Month
National Yoga Month
National Wilderness Month
National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month
National Childhood Obesity Awareness
Whole Grains Month
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Oh, and International Talk Like a Pirate Day (click HERE to see other wacky ones)
But pay no attention to that silly Constitution thingy.