I was going through some paperwork for T's preschool when I came across a form that had me scratching my head.
The school (his preschool is part of a Catholic elementary school) is planning a special celebration honoring the students' grandparents, so they sent home a form requesting the names and mailing addresses for them, regardless of how far away they live (paraphrasing here, but "so we can consider ways to virtually participate").
Okay, maybe I've been reading too much DWILs, but my immediate reaction was, "No 3#$%ing way!" Don't get me wrong, I don't have a problem with involving T's grandparents in some sort of Grandparents Day celebration (depending on what it is), but why should I provide T's school with contact information when they haven't yet decided what they're going to do with it? And shouldn't it be my decision as T's parent, and not the school's, as how his extended family is involved?
To put it another way: let's say some software company approaches you about a new application. You fill out some forms, disclosing your personal medical information, and when the application is built, they'll contact you. You'd tell them where to go stick it, wouldn't you? Exactly my point.
Well, as long as Hurricane Earl doesn't make landfall in CT on Friday, I'll have the opportunity to ask about what these plans are. If they're worthy, I'll share. If not, I might mention something in passing, but just to be safe, figure that it's nothing newsworthy.