Tuesday, August 17, 2010

the gazelle and the lion

our oldest came home from his first day of high school today and gave me a pile of class lists, syllabi's, materials to buy, checks to write and papers to sign.

my favorite is the paper from his ap human geography class - a college level class. upon handing me the pile of papers, he was freaking out over the fact that all the other class syllabi (syllabuses? syllabi's?) were only one page; whereas this one was four pages long and even requires a parent meeting next week.

evidently, this class has a mantra:

Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up.
It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed.
Every morning a lion wakes up.
It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death.
It doesn't matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle,
When the sun comes up, you'd better start running.

yep. i've heard that one henry.
welcome to high school. start running kid. it's go time.


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