Bombarded by Banquets

We are in the midst of BANQUET month here in Snyder. It began May 1 and will end near the end of May as each week we have at least one banquet (band, choir, drama, tennis, etc)

Talking this morning with my wife while loading up a bunch of stuff to help decorate for the drama banquet, I told my wife while I was growing up we never had this many banquets. I'm going to risk sounding really old when I say "we didn't do that when I was in school"

We had "the ALL SPORTS BANQUET" and "THE JUNIOR-SENIOR BANQUET" and that was it when I was growing up and I can honestly say, I'm ok with that. Nowadays we have a banquet and dinner for every group (and it usually includes the same things for all of them--honors, slideshows, trophies, certificates, etc) and each one seems to get bigger and bigger each year. Do we really have to have all of these? Are these just the invention of parents who somehow feel like "they missed out" in their school days? Really, I'd like to hear your opinion.

In my thought it somehow started as an innocent idea and has now grown into this "overscheduled" event that crowds out life at the end of school. A text I received from another parent today ("Another banquet?") makes me think I'm not the only one who is thinking this way.

Let me know what you think?


Darla said...

i certainly agree with you!