This At-Home Learning Shit Sucks

This At-Home Learning Shit Sucks


What a difference a month can make. 30 days ago, our kids were hopping on the bus, or jumping out of our car in carline, skipping into school (or dragging themselves in … grumpily, but still going) Monday through Friday. We were running them to and from dance and hockey and after school Spanish club and playdates with friends. We were arguing with them about doing their math homework and regularly forgetting to sign that damn reading log.

Now it’s like we are living on a different planet. A planet where suddenly our kids are up our ass-cracks 24/7 and we are now the teachers. Or at least the “sort-of” teachers, while the real thing is on the other side of an email or Google classroom or Zoom chat. Where they go to “school” in their pajamas and we’ve never been more confused about common core.

The only comfort we can find is that we’re all stuck in this wretched at-home-learning circle of hell together. Just check out the Scary Mommy Confessional, and you won’t feel so alone.

So yeah, it’s going great. Super. Never felt better about anything in my life.

Confessional #25773341

“My daughters’ schools/teachers are offering OPTIONAL work assignments while we are out of school until April 24. Hell no, my daughters would never do homework and schoolwork just to do it. LOL.”

Confessional #25773226

“DD 5 is fucking miserable because of no school/staying at home/etc but has no idea why she’s in such a bad mood. I’m trying to be sympathetic but mostly I just want her to leave me the hell alone.”

Confessional #25772555

How about no. Not doing it.

Confessional #25773302

“I don’t know how work from home and home-schooling parents do it – I simply don’t have the self-discipline to ignore distractions and stay on task when I try to work at home.”

Confessional #25772695

 

 

OMG TEACHERS — YOU ARE AMAZING. HOW DO YOU DO THIS?! WE MISS YOUUUUUU.

Confessional #25773238

“No one in my family thinks my job as a public school teacher is important. I’m only (remotely) educating the future of this nation.”

 

We’re trying. Like, really trying. Even if it doesn’t look like it.

This is scary. It’s hard to bury our fears and be strong for our kids right now.

And, super fun bonus — COVID-19 / quarantining / at-home learning is wreaking havoc on our relationships as well. Remember that “for better or for worse bit?” Well, this isn’t the “for better” part for lots of us.

Confessional #25773417

Confessional #25773038





Source link

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *