Two in High School

Wah, my daughter just left for her first day of high school, and I forgot to tell her she looked pretty.  Well, it’s only a half day, and she seemed like she knew it, anyway.  Tomorrow I’ll give both girls a blessing before they leave.  (The other kids don’t start school until next week!)

And for everyone they meet, here’s some rules (courtesy of an amazing blog, Ask the Past)

Each and every one attached to this university is forbidden to offend with insult, torment, harass, drench with water or urine, throw on or defile with dust or any filth, mock by whistling, cry at them with a terrifying voice, or dare to molest in any way whatsoever physically or severely, any, who are called freshmen, in the market, streets, courts, colleges and living houses, or any place whatsoever, and particularly in the present college, when they have entered in order to matriculate or are leaving after matriculation.
Leipzig University Statute (1495)



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  • Christine~Soccer Mom

    So… hazing. Not new? (I’ll have to share this with my high schooler!)

  • DeirdreMundy

    Can we replace “Freshman” with “Mothers?” Because I think that would make a really good ‘house rule….’

  • Jordan

    Haven’t you heard the latest? You’re not supposed to tell girls they’re pretty. Then they’ll only care about their appearance and won’t do anything meaningful with their lives. Although, I’ve since read things saying you’re not supposed to tell them they’re smart, either (say “good job”, instead, otherwise they won’t attempt more difficult things because they’ll be too afraid they won’t be “smart” anymore if they don’t succeed). So basically, don’t give compliments to your children, Simcha. It’s bad for them.