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Happy 420 Day, kids! Don't eat those brownies

I had never heard of 420 Day, also known as "National Smoke Weed Day," until our high school principal robocalled us last night.marijuana.jpg

He warned us that kids were going to be skipping classes and bringing unacceptable foods (pot brownies?) onto the campus that could be confiscated.

I had to ask my kids what he was talking about, and they knew exactly. April 20 is a designated date (and time, 4:20) to smoke pot, apparently begun in California in the 1970s.

Not sure why anyone who smokes pot would wait for a designated date and time. But the principal's call did open up a conversation with my kids about drugs, so thanks, Mr. Latson, for the heads-up!

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Gretchen Day-Bryant has a son in high school and a daughter in middle school. She’s lived to tell about the struggles of juggling little kids and work.
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