Sometimes, I just can’t understand how people can be SO damn stupid.
Last night, I came home from work, and after dinner did what I do EVERY night of the week …
… I helped Mini-Me with his homework.
Every day, he brings home a folder with whatever his assignment is for the night. We sit at the island in our kitchen, and go through it, 1 item at a time.
This was his assignment from last night:
- Math workbook, Page 55
- Spelling, Page 20.
- Make sure to bring in a rock tomorrow so we can talk about the Earth.
Excuse me? A rock?
Sure, normally I’d have no problem getting his teacher a rock, lickety-split…..
And I’d sure as Heck LOVE to get her one for school today….
If not for just one, teensy, tiny, itsy-bitsy problem…….
What’s my problem with getting a rock?
Oh, I don’t know. But if I had to take a wild stab at it, I’d have to say that one of the things stopping me from finding a rock to put in my son’s knapsack for today is the small fact that THERE IS ABOUT 6 FUCKING FEET OF SNOW ON THE GROUND RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Are you fucking kidding me? Does his teacher get to school by underground tunnel? It’s like the fucking end-of-days outside right now, and I’m supposed to snorkel under mountains of iced-over snow until I happen across a pebble?
Where does this bitch live?
What, is there some kind of “Day After Tomorrow” global emergency where the kids simply MUST learn about rocks tomorrow, or the earth will be doomed?
Was waiting until, I dunno, April or so, NOT a fucking option to discuss rocks with a bunch of 7 year olds?
Well, after some arguing and some crying (by me, not him), I finally convinced Mini-Me that we were NOT going out last night to dig holes in the snow until we chanced upon a rock. Hell, I called some other parents last night, and they were equally flabbergasted at the ridiculous timing of this request.
If his teacher REALLY needs to get the kids rocks as fast as possible, I have the perfect place for her to find some….