I have some acquaintances who think nothing of dropping their daughter off late at school (first grade) or picking her up early to do lunch. In fact, they post pictures on Facebook: "Decided to skip school and stay in our pajamas today!" or "Left school early for a lunch date with Dad!" Am I wrong to think this sends a bad message? She's a good student, so I'm sure they think missing days or half days here and there will not affect her grades, but I think it will lead to problems in the future. If you don't send the message that school is important early on, you send the message that it is elective whether to attend or not. The things others do shouldn't bug me, but this one gets under my skin.