Tuesday, January 03, 2017
a long time ago i used to be a classroom music teacher. and one day every year we had a lesson on HOW TO TIE A TIE.
i taught them how to tie a tie on themselves and on someone else.
i did this because i had a sixth grade language arts teacher who did the same for us.
and when we asked "mrs. ferguson, why do we have to learn this?", she told us that it was an important life skill. even for girls. because, she explained, most of us girls would one day have brothers or boyfriends or husbands or sons or cousins who would not know how to tie a tie because nobody had taught them and we were going to have to do it for them or teach them how.
she was right, you know.