Parenting

Homework – and why parents should get a free bottle of wine with their children’s homework assignments

We did homework today.

Les doigts de pieds s’appellent: a. les oreilles b. les orteils

DD: I don’t understand

ME: what are the doigts?

DD: fingers

ME: good. What are the pieds?

DD: feet.

ME: Ok, what are the fingers of the toes?

DD:

ME: at the end of your hands you have?

DD: fingers

ME: and at the end of your feet?

DD: ummmm

ME: look, fingers on the hands. and what is on the feet?

DD: I don’t knoooooooooooooow

ME: LOOK AT MY HANDS – THERE ARE FINGERS ON THE END. WHAT IS ON THE END OF MY FEET. LOOK AT MY BLOODY FEET

DS: (shouts from the hall where he is on the naughty step for disturbing his sister while she is doing her homework) TOES, DD. TOES

DD: I don’t understand

ME: It is TOES. BLOODY TOES. Write it down. LES ORTEILS

The bottle of wine that the school owes me for this week is open.