If you’re reading this and weren’t a loser as a kid, you probably had best friends. Dating back to preschool. That one friend you played with the most in the sandbox as you tried digging to China. With whom you chased the opposite sex. In times when there were two acknowledged genders. Before the time of triggering and men using girl’s potties. You remember that person: you held hands and skipped, played Red Rover, and shared crayons. Burnt Sienna all the way, and yes you can borrow it my bestie.
Julia had a best friend. Until her teachers at this Massachusetts preschool said she wasn’t allowed to.
“She said you know so-and-so, you’re my best buddy. The teacher told her that she couldn’t say that there in school,” Julia’s mother, Christine Hartwell, told WBZ-TV.
“Best friend” is not a term Julia can use at Pentucket Workshop Preschool.
“I think it’s ridiculous. Children who are 4 years old speak from their heart, so they should be able to call kids anything loving – you’re my best friend, you’re my best pal,” Hartwell said.
The school explained to Hartwell that “the term best friend can lead other children to feel excluded,” and it can “ultimately lead to the formation of cliques and outsiders,” and the school encourages “students to have a wider group of friends.”
This isn’t the first school to ban the term “best friends” or even the practice of having “best friends.” Only the most recent to drink the recycled Koolaid. Though Julia’s parents should consider her daughter lucky. Some preschools have banned kids from having genders.
Four-year-olds are just starting to learn how to communicate and express themselves. Before learning how to read and write, leftists are making children feel guilty over the use of simple language to express their most tender sentiments. In this case “I like you, ergo you’re my best friend.” Not sure which is more heartbreaking, this pre-schooler being denied her choice of language or Harambe having never seen how famous he became after inventing a new water sport with his best friend. Maybe he’d have called it “Toddler Skipping Stone” or “Waterboard Baby.” The world will never know.
In wanting to eliminate exclusion, the left is preventing the most basic of human instincts: forming bonds with each other. Alas, to the left, human behavior is but another tool for indoctrination. See also: socialism.
Julia’s parents made the right call pulling her from the school. The more public schools, now pre-schools, engage in leftist indoctrination, the more parents may consider private schooling options. Or homeschooling.