She had to comment…

“”What is New Zealand coming to when a Kiwi kid can’t share a piece of birthday cake with his or her friends,” Mrs Tolley said.”

She is of course referring to the decision by a Primary School up north which has banned birthday cake from schools. On the face of it, it looks like easy fodder for those who have no idea what “PC gone wrong” means, but thankfully she refrained from using that term, others no doubt will.

However as her soundbite reaction to the decision will over shadow or dominate any reasoned arguments for the decision in the media, National will score a hit with this one.

It’s a tradition that started in the school some 8 years ago, and some parents think it was a requirement (a nasty prospect if you have no money to make a cake), which of course it wasn’t. Further, in line with the new healthier schools guidelines, this is a good decision, as the principal points out, the nature of schools with so many clusters of birthdays, there were at times 4 cakes a week being bought for kids to feast on.

As a parent of two boys, I just wouldn’t want that amount of sugar in my kids system. It’s the same as if you have an objection to sex education being taught in school. Also as an ex teacher I know first hand the stupidity that kids engage in after a decent sugar rush, we hardly need to be encouraging this sort of thing.

So well done Ms Tolley for being completely disingenuous with your quips, I would love one day to see someone (to use the lead from Ms Tolley’s Suess analogy) “Speak for the Kids”.

“”What is New Zealand coming to when a Kiwi kid can’t share a piece of birthday cake with his or her friends,” Mrs Tolley said.”

Yes what is the country coming to if this was the case, but as you and I know this is not the case.

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