Math Projects, Weekends and Wine Don’t Mix

Posted on November 11th, 2010

Have you ever had the perfect weekend? One that started with sunshine and ended with sunshine? One where no mom yelled at her kid

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7 Responses to “Math Projects, Weekends and Wine Don’t Mix”

  1. Karrin Says:

    Oh woman! You make my day! I’ll trade you my 24 y.o for your 14 y.o tho….and I’ll even throw in the 17 y.o! No really! ; )

  2. Liz Says:

    I hate projects. I firmly believe that projects are punishments for parents. Teachers must really have a good time deciding what project(torture) they are going to give us. As the parent of a 2nd year teacher I have told her that projects are stupid and if she wants to get through conferences with crazy parents she should never make her students(parents) do them.

    Really like you have never been at open house and seen a project you know little Johnny/Susie did not do. Their parents are the ones that did it. Really teachers cannot tell?


  3. Karrin Says:

    Oh yeah – especially when they are in like 3rd grade and they have the huge mock-up of the solar system with mechanics. Really? Your kid did themselves…their name is Einstein perhaps? No? Oh….*awkward silence*

  4. Laurie Says:

    I know! I remember third grade and Flat Stanley. Hello? Some of those dang dioramas were professionally made. Seriously. My kid couldn’t even glue a straight line and there were children in there who had these hand-painted backgrounds of Flat Stanley sailing. And don’t even get me started on those California Mission projects. Suffice to say, apparently there were many fourth graders in my son’s class who had a future in architecture and landscaping design.

    Thank you, Liz, for asking your daughter to take one for the team :)
    And no, Karrin, no matter how much you beg, I’m not taking the teens from you :)

  5. Gayatri Palle Says:

    I loved the hiding at 6.00pm thing…Actually, I have this spot at home that I hide myself or become invisible to all, I will lend you that space.

    Why don’t the school just name that thing as “Parent’s Project” instead of assigning it to the kids..I can see all the protest then!
    Its also a show off of which parent was more creative.

  6. et Says:

    Wait u forgot older siblings in this category!
    See this is where the whole pyramid scheme of parenting comes in…if the parents are smart(like mine), they have their kids several yrs apart. Why? because then once the parents have gone through the whole “parents project” with the 1st one, then THAT kid has the privilege of helping the younger one with theirs!…see? and if said sibling doesn’t wanna do it? then the parents bring out the BIG guns…Guilt trips..yep the whole “we helped you with ______ and now being the older ____ help your _____ out! remember all the hours we helped you out, etc…” All I can say was the CA mission project..yeah SOOO not cut out to be an architect… tho’ landscaping is another story….

  7. Laurie Says:

    Ah, siblings. I was the oldest (actually I still am, now that I think about it), so I never got help :) But I did help my bratty little sisters!

    And Gayatri, I need that invisible space!

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