Police in Delaware found a 3 year-old boy wandering a busy Newark highway early on Tuesday. The kid was under the (alleged) care of the Little Scholars Center, whose sign proclaims "Where your childs lifetime learning begins."
Apparently, the child's learning will not include the proper use of the apostrophe. Something tells me the kids are smarter than the people running the joint. Child is possessive, which is a concept lost on the Center, where no building is big enough to hold them.
Maybe a better slogan for the center would be, "Your Child's Journey Begins With a Single Step - Out the Door and Into Traffic." Or, "Where Your Child's Lifetime Ends." Better. You'll find the story here.
In several ways I'm glad I'm not a single parent. I'm way too neurotic to leave my children with anyone who isn't directly related, and even then, I'm probably on the phone every five minutes asking, "Is he still breathing?"
But I'm old, and come from a time when one parent worked and the other stayed home and reared the child. When dinosaurs roamed the earth. Unless you're an elected official or in pornography it's impossible to bring up a child on one salary. Ironically, often a second income is used to help pay for the day care. Strange. What happens when two salaries isn't enough?
Meanwhile, let's take bets on how much longer the Little Scholars Day Care Center remains in business. Thursday?
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