975 Posted on March 1, 2023 at 6:02 am by Gene Ambaum Characters: Jane Tags 6 thoughts on “975” Leila says: March 1, 2023 at 9:05 am WHAT the @#$%^&*! Let’s talk about gatekeeping and white supremacy culture norms (only one right way, either/or thinking, power hoarding, etc.). So a mom with a 2 yr old and a “correct age for the program) yr old are ALL going to be denied participation in a story time?! Who does that serve? Reply MM says: March 2, 2023 at 12:26 am Race has nothing to do with it. People,need to quit insisting everything is a race issue. Reply notStanley says: March 2, 2023 at 1:04 pm A “correct” age to get something from the program, and not disrupt the other attendees. Mom can just take the stroller for a little walk, or find someone elsewhere to talk to. Everyone learns a bit about consideration and cooperation. Reply mahjchick says: March 2, 2023 at 5:23 pm In the actual situation, the class was for children ages 3-5. The older child was 6 or 7. If EITHER of them was the correct age, they BOTH would have been able to go into the class. We always allow siblings. Reply Gene Ambaum says: March 2, 2023 at 5:58 pm Great policy! And thanks for the clarification. Reply Leila says: March 31, 2023 at 10:51 am That makes total sense–it just didn’t come across like that in the comic. But this idea-“A “correct” age to get something from the program”-is what I meant by gatekeeping. If the child becomes disruptive, deal with that, but no need to be so prescriptive for a storytime, is there?! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.