27 November 2009

Yowie!

This is the sort of thing that I'd be afraid of happening if I brought my older kids home. No... not to that degree (LOL!) but the jumping right into geometry before figuring out the parameters of "this is schooltime" and "this is the time to eat cereal" that my younger children have down pretty naturally. I would imagine it would take quite a bit of working through those boundaries even in the best of circumstances. Patrick says it bothers him that all of our schoolbooks have "because God said so" or the like as the correct answer frequently and feature stories about nice little children who get oranges if they behave and lose their schoolbooks if they do not. And objectively? Yep. He's right. Conversely, he says that on his papers at public school, he just needs to "write something crazy and liberal" if he wants a good grade. Mind you, he was surprised to receive a C on a paper comparing public school to the Nazi death camps recently. And he wonders why this English teacher doesn't like him very much. Yeah. I'm thinking the "draw a political cartoon" assignment in which he depicted his teacher as a two-headed worm eating papers on one end and "producing" grades on the other, and forcing the children to drink Kool-Aid miiiiight just have something to do with it. I keep waiting for that phone call from school, but technically he completes all work as assigned. :P

8 comments:

  1. Oh my! Does your Patrick know my Jossie? I'm too embarrassed to even admitt in a public space some of the school stuff he did. It wasn't even legal! Oh my! He's responsible for most of my white hairs.

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  2. I loved the skit although I sometimes wonder if that's what will happen when my kids get older. Not to that extent, but that general idea.

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  3. Ganeida, I am learning that good parenting and good children are NOT necessarily synonymous. It is a hard and humbling lesson. I do think that God answers prayer... but I also think sometimes He has purposes in mind that He, being a renegade and all, does not consult us beforehand before implementing.

    Rose, I wonder that as well... but no, not to that extent. I think this mom and son had a fun time making the video LOL! Super-detention.

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  4. Caleb, the square root of 144 is positive or negative 12. Now, son what is the square root of negative 64. . . And, I know the answer without checking the book!

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  5. The ummm . . . Mom . . . was a dude. :) I checked out some of their other videos.

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  6. That was so funny!!!Thanks for sharing.
    Blessings
    Diane

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  7. Your son is so clever, Mrs. C. Maybe he'll draw political cartoons for the Washington Post when he grows up. LOL!

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  8. I think this guy probably will do something fun, but... he's not my kiddo! I was comparing the skit with "what would happen if we brought Patrick home." :]

    That kid sure needs a lesson in respect. My.

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