Monday, February 25, 2013

Fictitious Facts

Monday February 25, 2013

I uncovered a major secret today. 

No not the caramel one.. I already know that one.

It's a secret that has been passed on through the generations.

So deep seeded in secrecy is this secret, 
even the Caramilk bars cower in fear.

It's the secret of 


The real secret behind homework. 

Why teachers really assign homework.
Why they made us study those all too trivial useless facts
that you think you'll never need to know ever again.
Why they made us read those mundane books of fiction
full of confusing ambiguous allegories, allusions, illusions and analogies.
(the words I'm sure still make you shiver into a cold sweat)

I know.
And it's a vicious cycle.
You do use them again.
Trust me.

It's all just to prepare you for the time 
when your dear sweet child asks for help 
on HIS homework.

The key word being HIS homework.

The homework that makes you recall all those things 
you didn't want to know in the first place.

The homework that makes you realize 
that you had blissfully forgotten 
some of that stupid stuff...until now.

The homework that take up a whole evening.

The homework that causes grumbling....
from someone who would rather be stitching.

Maybe next time I'll teach him how to stitch the answers ...
that'll stick it to the teacher.
Maybe it'll break that vicious cycle.

Well, when life throws you a wreath,
I say make bouquets and take them to a nursing home.

Think I'll go play with some of my new stash from the Guild...

oh yeahhhh....
adult homework at its' finest.

Better go study some more under my Ott light...

but that's another story.

 ~ ~ ~ 
  4 days left for the 30 Minus 2 Days of Writing Challenge on the WWFC blog  Whew..., can I do it?... but that's another story too :)


Katherine said...


" Well, when life throws you a wreath,
I say make bouquets and take them to a nursing home."

You made me tear up!!!!!

KZ said...

To me, one of the greatest joys of adulthood is not having to worry about homework anymore. I guess I'm in for a world of hurt when I eventually have kids, and they're going to school.

Bea said...

Love the bouquets you made.

Sorry to hear you're tacking homework again. :)

Ziva said...

I'm with KZ, I love not having to worry about homework. At least for now. :P

P.J. said...

I always hated homework.

nickyf said...

And here I thought you were going to say the secret reason for learning facts and reading fiction was so that you have something to write about in blog challenges. :-)