Ah, the beginning of the school year, the time of the useless assignment.
Case in point: Kiddo#1, beginning 7th grade, was assigned to make a poster illustrating one of the rules of the science lab. You know, rules like “Don’t eat or drink in the lab,” “No running,” and so on.
I made several suggestions, none of which he took. My heart is broken. He mocked up a poster that said “It’s cool to follow directions…if it’s cool to keep ten fingers!” but I nixed that idea.
Eventually he drew a poster with a beaker of ammonia and a glass of water and captioned it with something like “Both look alike. Only one will kill you. No eating or drinking in the lab.”
But in the meantime, I whipped up a poster of my own over at I Can Haz Cheezburger and told him to slip it in with all the other completed assignments. It had no name on it. No one would ever trace it back to him, but darn, it was funny.
He agreed to turn it in. But on Tuesday, after he went back to school, I found it still in his room. Kiddo#1 had chickened out. Either that or he’d been lying to me from the start.
I’m so misunderstood. 😉