Monday, May 26, 2008

Raising a little nonconformist...

It's Memorial Day in the U.S., but not so in Canada and that means today's a work day for me. However, before I get writing let me share a brief anecdote about my youngest. Last week he carried home one assignment four nights in a row. The first night his teacher asked him to complete a question he'd left blank. Here's that troublesome question and the progression of my son's answers as each day went by:

Q: How would you describe a poetic moment?
A: I wouldn't.

Q: Note from teacher - Please try anyhow.
A: I'm not a poetic kid. I like basketball.

Q: Same question + a new note that says, Please complete the assignment even if you aren't poetic.
A: Find a picture that makes you feel warm and write words about it. P.S. Nobody cares about this stuff.

11 comments:

Adam said...

LOL * I'm dying here!!
If I ever have kids I want
a clone of this one.

Travis Erwin said...

Hilarious. He's got spunk.

kyla-dale said...

I love this little guy.
And this shows how our
school system today does not allow for individuality, dontcha think??!!

Larramie said...

Uh-oh. However he did give the teacher an option.

laughingwolf said...

too funny ;)

my girls loved poetry, my guy... not!

Ramona said...

Good for your kid
and hail to the world of
nonconformists. We are a good bunch of people!

ORION said...

I SO can see him doing this!!
Way to go M.K.!!!!!
(Tell him he'll care about that stuff when he wants a girlfriend...)

The Anti-Wife said...

At least he's honest.

Trish Ryan said...

Ha! I love it! Good for him for sticking to his answer. He's totally right: if you're not poetic, you wouldn't describe a poetic moment. You'd be talking about something else entirely.

Thanks for sharing this!

Chumplet said...

That kid will go far, I tell ya!

debra said...

We want our kids to think for themselves. And then they do...