Saturday, March 16, 2013

Those Little Notes

Helped our oldest child clean his room today. He handed me a big stack of school papers to put into the recycling bin. Because I, like Nanny Ogg, am a nosy person, I went through every sheet, hoping to find a gem. Found it in this one.

You know kid, you live in a house with two people who have masters degrees in English. We may not be able to help you with your algebra homework or teach you much about batting a ball, but we can get you to the point that an assignment in which you have to write paragraphs that contain six sentences (oh, the horrors!) will be a snap. We'll have you writing 100-sentence paragraphs just to spit your teacher for making you do such an assignment, and you'll be able to explain why a one-word paragraph is totally acceptable.