And That's Why I Could Never Homeschool The Boy

It's no secret that Micah hates school work. School work, in his world, constitutes anything that requires learning and books and pencils. And general application of oneself. I've never been able to sit down and read books with him. I have tried using picture books to point out Dog! or Elephant! but I always end up sitting alone, talking to myself. As far as I know, the boy knows nothing. And homeschooling him was never in the game plan.

I had to stop by the school to give his teacher a message today, and while there she said, "hey, Micah! Let's show your mommy what you can do!"

She was working on a paper that had the letters E and R and S and M and a picture of a dog and various other random letters. She would point to one, and he would say an approximation of the sound as well as sign a meaning. He did one, then covered his eyes and turned his head. Clearly he wasn't going to let mom know that he knew something. After much coaxing on his teacher's part, and much grumbling and dawdling on his, he finished the paper, then promptly pointed to the door and told me to Go!

Obviously he can't take the chance that I'll make him perform at home. It's better that I think he knows nothing. Except now he's totally busted.

So when he got home I said, "I saw you reading in school! Good job!" He replied by putting his thumbs in his ears and sticking his tongue out at me.

10 comments:

Brandie said...

Ha ha! That boy is too smart for words!

My name is Sarah said...

oh but then look at that smile!!! the little stinker:)

Carol N. said...

Busted....love it!

Annette W. said...

That's one smart cookie!

JennyH said...

HA! You're on to him!

Roger said...

I have to say, that.is.awesome!

Yay Micah!

Flea said...

Yeah, yeah. You've always known that boy is brilliant. He's like any other kid who doesn't want his mama to make him work. :)

Karen Deborah said...

Not only is he smart but he has got mama's number and her heart. Little bugger!

Teresa Dawn said...

Haha, too funny. Such a cute kid!

Shellie said...

Better than the other way around...at least he's doing good in school :). What a sneaky kid.