Monday, May 12, 2008

Are You Smarter Than A First Grader?

Apparently, Wifey is not.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day. I did until I sat down with Miles at 7 p.m. last night to finish his homework – yes I waited until the last minute, and yes I paid for it dearly.

He had eight questions to answer about the city and state where we live. Without boring you – and embarrassing myself – with the details, let’s just say I got stuck on question four and it went downhill from there.

After taking two hours to do what should’ve taken 30 minutes, I finally, I mean Miles finally finished his homework and went to bed. Once the frustration settled, I ruled out a conspiracy theory and decided that I was just tired from a long weekend and that my mind wasn’t working at full speed. I graduated with honors from college; I must be smarter than a first grader right?

How about you? Have you ever gotten stumped with your child’s homework? Smart moms want to know…

Winks & Smiles,


Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

Crack me up! I just said to my hubs this morning, as our almost 3 year old, put together odd shapes to make a train, that I was pretty sure he'd be smarter than me by first grade!!!

Wifey said...

Too funny! It's a hard fact to face - smiles!

TerriRainer said...

I get stumped on a regular basis!

I swear they teach these kids more now than they ever did when I was in school (perhaps I just forgot it all???).

Don't feel bad...YET, it only goes downhill from first grade!

:) Terri

Mocha said...

I can't do anything past 7th grade pre-algebra. Never have been able to - well, to be fair, I don't want to! But I grade all their essays and research papers and finally use my English degree for something good.

Education is mostly in relearning stuff we forgot about. Mark Twain said something to that effect. Now HE was pretty smart. :-)

Wifey said...

Too funny. Something tells me I'm going to be doing a lot of relearning - HA!