Why you should check your child’s homework

An oldie but goodie.

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Miss Smith asked her second graders to draw a picture showing what they wanted to be when they grew up. Madeleine Martin, seven years old, turned in this drawing:

Miss Smith was shocked. She sent a note home to the girl’s mother asking for clarification.

The following day the teacher received this reply:

       Dear Miss Smith,

I wish to assure you that I am not now, nor have I ever been, an exotic dancer. I work at Home Depot, and I told Madeleine how hectic it was last week right before the big blizzard hit. We thought we’d sold every snow shovel we had in stock, but then I found one more in the back room, and several customers were fighting over who would get it. Madeleine’s drawing doesn’t show me dancing around a pole. It shows me selling the last snow shovel Home Depot had. From now on I will check her homework more carefully before she turns it in.

Mrs. Martin

30 Responses to Why you should check your child’s homework

  1. julesmomcat says:

    LOL! Interpretation is everything!

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  2. V.M.Sang says:

    Haha. Embarrassment or what? But once you know, it’s obvious.

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  3. Sue Cass says:

    You could have fooled me. lol

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  4. Eliza Ayres says:

    Reblogged this on Blue Dragon Journal.

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  5. A likely story… 😉

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    • They’re a total genius if they made up that story, lol. Thus by definition wouldn’t need to be dancing round poles since they could be a best-selling literary author, hahaha.

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      • Lol. I hear you. However, as a Mensa member, I can tell you from my personal experience that being a genius isn’t what it’s cracked up to be. In my case, I have figured out that having a high IQ simply means that I am very good at taking a particular type of test. It’s kind of like getting a really high score in computer Solitaire. That’s nice and all, but can you balance your checkbook? Walk and chew gum at the same time? Figure out your new smartphone? Me, not so much.

        As for being a bestselling author… maybe someday. Hey, it doesn’t cost anything to dream! 😀

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        • Haha! You’re a Mensa member. I really agree with you about intelligence/genius— that fits with what I’ve learned about autism, and in the extreme cases autistic savants. You could view being good at IQ tests as one of these possible ‘clusterings’ of traits that allows you to be really good at some things. But yeah genius comes in lots of different forms. Some natural sportspeople are referred to as ‘geniuses’ and I agree with that. My own genius I think comes in the form of being able to quickly pick up pretty much anything, due to being highly intuitive/sensitive 😄. Also being able to do that under pressure :D. Intelligence is too much of a varied and subjective thing to be condensed into a test/number. And I hate clubs! Lol.

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        • ibikenyc says:

          Also see: “If you’re so smart, how come you’re not rich?”

          (Fellow lapsed Mensan, here.)

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  6. Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:
    😂🤣😂 courtesy of BlueBird 😂🤣😂

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  7. Christy B says:

    This has me laughing, awesome 😀

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  8. egorr says:

    As always, it’s in the eye of the beholder to interpret an image.

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  9. The Hinoeuma says:

    Heh. You just never know another person’s perspective.

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  10. janiejunebug says:

    I would have told the teacher it was an accurate depiction of my life as a stripper.


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  11. Incredible!

    Plot twist: coincidentally her mum also happens to work as a stripper on the side lol.


  12. That’s really cute. At least the teacher checked with the mom. 😀 — Suzanne

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  13. franhunne4u says:

    Says more about the teacher’s train of thoughts than about Mommy …

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  14. Jennie says:

    Way to go, Mrs. Martin.

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  15. Uhm… the teacher could have asked the student… it doesn’t speak for her to think in that direction in the first place… but hey… we don’t know what she’s been dreaming, right? LOL
    Thanks for the laugh I had a great time with this one!

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