Gimmee A Break

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Two weeks into summer break and I already can’t spell certain words. For a moment I almost forgot the word ‘selection’ starts with an ‘s’ not a ‘c’. I guess this is why they have my son doing summer homework.

“How often do you need me to do homework?” he asks.

Given that he has 30 days of math problems, two books to read and answer a series of questions about, and some writing exercises (fun!), I suggest EVERY DAY.

And I have given myself homework as well. Such as reading (I finished a young adult novel in 3 days) and writing (here I am). Of course I will also help him with his homework as long as it’s not algebra.

Brain gets stagnant and dumb if you don’t use it. Or if you watch too much TV.

Everyone deserves a break though. I think everyone should have two weeks off each season to fully enjoy all that nature and other passions have to offer. Alas other types of learning during those times.

But this is America and unfortunately I don’t see this happening. Only in my little dream world where ice cream has no calories and unicorns prance around the streets.

But thank god for summer break. And I am truly sorry for those of you who don’t get one. If it makes you feel any better this school year I had to wipe poo off toilet seats, smell about 35 stinky sneakers every day, observe at least 10 bloody teeth being extracted, act as counselor/therapist/nurse in countless situations, and cried to myself on a few occasions while feeling all the feelings that erupt embarrassing stifled bouts of snot-bubble sobbery at work. And that was just the first three months.

So we’ll both enjoy this break and learn a little something along the way. And for the record I do know how to spell celection selection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 responses to “Gimmee A Break

  1. ron

    two weeks off hurray for you.im retired and loving 52 weeks off.haha
    as for math wonder if I will ever use algebra in my life time(doubt it)haven’t used it 60yrs.as for your spelling spell Albuquerque nm.and u u can flaunt it lol
    take care keep up the blogging and enjoy your vacation time
    ron

  2. Thank you, Ron! Thanks for reading, commenting, being you! Enjoy your 52 weeks off! And no I haven’t used algebra in my life either. Which is why I don’t remember how to do it. It never came easy for me in the first place…
    But spelling? Yeah, that’s kinda one of my things
    Albuquerque Albuquerque Albuquerque….

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