And the one that comes to mind at the moment is the very special
When we filed into the
We have a new rule this year. After the concert the children will return to the rehearsal room. Parents must personally come down tot he rehearsal room and claim their children. No child will be allowed to leave the room unescorted.
I think you also had to show proof that your kid was in fact your kid, but I'm not sure. (Note to self: bring passports next time.)
So the concert ends, the kids file out, and some of us start milling around the coffee urns.
"I guess the new rule is for the kids' safety," one mom opines. "You know, with all the lawsuits and all. I guess they're just being extra safe."
"So, I guess I should go get my kids," another remarked.
"Oh, I think they're safe where they are," a third said. "Coffee?"
So we all had a lovely, care-free, kid-free coffee break, thanks to the new rules. Hey, if the powers hat be are offering free and guaranteed safe childcare, who are we to turn it down?
I'm looking forward to more new rules. This could get interesting.