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)
And it's a vicious cycle.
You do use them again.
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...
adult homework at its' finest.
Better go study some more under my Ott light...
but that's another story.
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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 :)