This post is coming rather early and rather late. Rather early because it’s not due yet. I got some other posts to have come before this. Rather late because I’ve been brooding over this for a while now…
For as many that follow me on facebook and twitter, I posted something rather interesting but I feel like I didn’t express it as much as I would like so I decided to run into my ‘thoughts-forte.’
Now here I am.
Listen Parents, Teachers are out there to get you!
The Teachers have declared a war on Parents but the parents don’t know it.
But yours truly knows.
You all know I’m always the 1st to notice these things cos I bet y’all didn’t know.
I can’t explain why. I really can’t. Maybe I should have tried to find out why before posting this but it couldn’t wait. I guess the teachers in our midst can answer that.
Have you ever gotten stuck on your kid’s homework before?
Like you’re staring at the book and it’s like you’re waiting for the real questions to pop out but nothing of the sort happens?
You know those ‘homeworks’ you’re almost cursing the teachers for heaping on you?
Those homeworks you know you will do and all your kid has to do is copy down in their own handwriting what you wrote down?
What’s worse? Most times, you can’t even teach your kids how you arrived at your answer even if you’re somehow able to find an answer.
At the end of the day, the kid doesn’t learn from the assignment, you’re stretched to your wit’s end and back and somehow the only winners to emerge are the teachers.
I won’t beat about the bush; the homework of primary school kids these days are so freaking hard!!!
Haba? Me too go primary school naa.
If I were able to answer the kinda questions they ask primary school kids these days, I’d be a rocket scientist right now or the CEO of Apple Inc at worst.
So I went to visit a family friend and when it was time for the kids to do their homework, the mum diverted one of them to “…go and meet uncle Kay.”
Division of Labour things.
Needless to say, I got the short end of the stick.
The subject was Agric. Science. (I should have heeded the alarm and acted like I was knackered. Instead i ignored the warning sign because I needed to show the kid I’m her ‘big uncle’)
Fill in the gap with the appropriate words;
Please if you’re a parent and can answer this, kindly reply in the comment section so I can see if I can go redeem myself with that kid.
Now imagine a kid coming to you for help and you’re asking the kid what you’re supposed to write down in the spaces. Or that the kid should give you clues.
It’s not fair nah.
Here are the kids thinking you have the answer to ALL their problems but then, their school teacher will send them home with the kind of ‘homeworks’ that peel away every veneer of wisdom that your kid always believed you have to expose the large scale fraud one really is.
God forbid one day, a little kid now tells you, “You don’t really know anything, do you?”
The worst case is that it’s happened to me a number of times now.
It’s so bad now that I generally find an excuse to depart the scene when it’s time for kiddies homework.
I’ve seen a case where kids get passed from adult to adult just because no one wants to touch the dreaded ‘homework.’
So much a man and aspiring dad can take.
Now here I am thinking maybe the teachers wanna show the kids that their parents are not as super as they think them to be.
If that’s the lesson then they’re teaching it well.
I wonder what they discuss during P.T.A. meetings.
Please, if you parents have not started bringing it up, please start doing so now for the sake of those of us who have not started having kids yet.
It’s important that my kids hold me in high esteem, abeg.
As for Teachers… Please do the necessary adjustments.
If it’ll involve mailing us the answers to the children assignment before the kids get home, we’d STRONGLY appreciate it.
Blogaces on behalf of all parents and guardians and uncles and aunts and neighbours and family friends and adults generally.
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God bless you!