Why parents should always check their childs homework

Homework - A small boys homework
@fwidman (11519)
United States
January 14, 2009 6:18pm CST
Click on the picture and read the homework. The young man that wrote this really meant horses. Honest he did I wonder what the teacher thought when they read it? Do you check your childs homework when they have finished or do you let the teachers be surprised?
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@spoiled311 (5504)
• Philippines
15 Jan 09
hahahha hi fwidman! well at least it gave me a good laugh this early in the morning. hehehe whose child is this anyway? hahaha good one. but really the kids are innocent. lol thanks for sharing. at least i know when my baby gets to school age. :-) good day and God bless you!
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@fwidman (11519)
• United States
15 Jan 09
Then your day is off to a great start
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@redhotpogo (3935)
• United States
15 Jan 09
It would be pretty funny if it were real. I think it was faked though. the part about them being able to put their legs straight up in the air. wtf? and then the dad wanting them, but the mom saying no. yeah. its a fake.
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@fwidman (11519)
• United States
15 Jan 09
I don't know anything about horses beyond the fact that they are large so I have no idea about the legs part. Real or fake, it's still funny
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@Rosekitty (19760)
• San Marcos, Texas
15 Jan 09
You got this in an email too today?..I loved this and wondered how to get it into a discussion..oh well you beat me to it..lol..
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@fwidman (11519)
• United States
15 Jan 09
Actually I found this on a friends journal and just had to share because it is so funny
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@camomom (7537)
• United States
16 Jan 09
My girls aren't in school yet, but my fiance alwys checks his son's homework before letting him take it to school.
@fwidman (11519)
• United States
16 Jan 09
It is a good idea to check it at least once in a while, just to keep the kids guessing
@camomom (7537)
• United States
18 Jan 09
There's no guessing in our house, it's always checked.
@ShellyB (5247)
• United States
15 Jan 09
I let the teacher be surprised.
@fwidman (11519)
• United States
15 Jan 09
If she turned in any homework, poorly done or not I'd be willing to bet they would be surprised
@ShellyB (5247)
• United States
17 Jan 09
Like I said before I will let the teachers be surprised
@UK_Shree (3605)
28 Jan 09
Awww, thats a really cute, but funny story. It is a little suspicious though isn't it? Especially the bit about 'hores' being able to put their legs straight up and that his dad wanted one. Maybe it is true, children do the cutest things sometimes and have absolutely no idea!!
@fwidman (11519)
• United States
28 Jan 09
I wouldn't doubt that it is not real. But, you never know because, as you say, kids do the cutest things at times and have no idea of what they did
@shymurl (2769)
• United States
28 Jan 09
That is too cute. LOL. I check my childrens homework. its actually a habit for them now. When they are done they automatically bring me their work so I can check it.
@fwidman (11519)
• United States
28 Jan 09
It's very nice of you to check their work Even nicer is that they actually do their homework
@ronaldinu (12456)
• Malta
28 Jan 09
Hi fwidman I have received a similar email. A child has written about his mother's job and he draw a picture of her. The teacher received a note from his mother explaining the drawing. That she is not a pole dancer as portrayed in the child s drawing. She said that she works in a store and she was selling one of the last shovels since it snowed the previous day and a number of customers wanted to get the last shovel. I wish I oculd find the email to post it here
@fwidman (11519)
• United States
28 Jan 09
I have seen that email, and it is very cute indeed
• United States
16 Jan 09
This is just to cute......... I think if I were the teacher I would know this was spelling error ....needless to say I think who ever reads this and doesn't smile or laugh is a big ole prude . Children can always find a way to make you smile . I was recently watching a video on youtube and a little boy couldn't say fire truck .........it came out s fire f--k. can you imagine the expression on the face of the teacher at day care when it is play time. cheryl
@fwidman (11519)
• United States
16 Jan 09
If a child cannot make a person laugh, that person has lost their sense of humor and needs to go find it
@Chevee (5915)
• United States
15 Jan 09
I bet that was a faculty conversation piece. I sure hope they shared it with his parents. Poor little fellow he/she tried.
@fwidman (11519)
• United States
15 Jan 09
Probably got pinned to the wall in the teacher's lounge for all to see
• United States
15 Jan 09
I home school my kids so I always check their work. I guess if you crawled inside that kids mind it would be a dark place.
@fwidman (11519)
• United States
15 Jan 09
These days, I think the inside of most childrens minds would be a dark place
• India
15 Jan 09
How cute…I love reading kids works with all their mistakes and funny thoughts. I bet the teacher was suitably surprised but she must have taken it in the correct spirit. For myself, yes I do check all his homework. More than the teacher being surprised, I really don’t want her to think that my son has illiterates as his parents or that they are too busy to spend some time with him.
@fwidman (11519)
• United States
15 Jan 09
I think many parents today, with both working outside the home, don't have much time to spend with their kids and that is sad
@MizzLadyB08 (1175)
• United States
15 Jan 09
I always check my daughter's homework after she finishes. I think it is a good idea to do that so you can find any mistakes they made before they turned it is.
@fwidman (11519)
• United States
15 Jan 09
I do check my daughters homework, on those rare occasions when she either has any or gets bored enough to do it. The high school she goes to is a joke, they don't seem to care about homework. Of course this is the same school that had to take a week off for Thanksgiving rather than the two days most schools take. I'll be so glad when this school year is over and they hand the girl her diploma. Then I can worry about what she will do with her life
@hildas (3031)
15 Jan 09
OmgSorry for laughing, but you are right, I would not no where to put my face if my daughters had taken this to School un-checked. The poor lad. I bet teachers see a lot of bad words that are not meant everyday, but this one is really funny. I bet she laughed. I hope the poor boy gets his horses that he buys though, for writing this.
@fwidman (11519)
• United States
15 Jan 09
It was too, too funny I think you're right, teachers see a lot of bad words by mistake
@psspurgeon1 (1110)
• United States
15 Jan 09
Oh my gosh that is the funniest thing I have ever seen! I mean, either meaning would fit nicely into that entire paragraph! My daughter is six and she wrote her dad a note one time that said "no daddys aloot in this brm". It wasn't bad, just hilarious.
@fwidman (11519)
• United States
15 Jan 09
Kids can be cute like that
15 Jan 09
Hi fwidman, Parents shpuld always help with the child's homework and help them with spellings, mine you these parents some of can't spell anyway and some of them really don't care about their children's homework. Tamara
@fwidman (11519)
• United States
15 Jan 09
True, there are a lot of terrible spellers out there