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Homeschooling Woes & Mischievous Teen Doodle #Humor

by TerriAnn
My teen / tween daughter's doodle during language arts lesson #humor #homeschool

My daughter hates writing. Every time it comes to the composition portion of her languages arts, our homeschooling session are anything but fun. She loves making up stories and being creative but she detests having to compose essays with proper sentence structure and phrase variation. Keep in mind, the girl is in 7th grade and the basics should come easy for her. After several hours of trying a gazillion ways to get her to write beyond the level of “I like bugs”, I found this doodle. Did I ever mention just how expressive she is with her stick figure sketches?

My teen / tween daughter's doodle during language arts lesson #humor #homeschool

What a mischievous (and pretty funny) teen I have! I wanted to be irritated upon seeing this but it cracked me up so much inside I couldn’t help but like it. Still, let’s just say it was a good thing I found her ‘playful’ stick person doodle AFTER her assignment was done and MUCH later in the evening . . .

How would you have reacted to seeing this doodle after a frustrating school work session?

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Colleen March 19, 2014 - 4:24 am

It would have made me smile, and people find it surprising because I blog but I hated and still hate English. I never enjoyed writing either.

Marcie W. March 19, 2014 - 11:34 am

I love her doodle and can relate quite often in everyday life! My kids are 9, 7 and 5 and I am just now truly realizing they each have their different strengths and weaknesses. My oldest is a natural writer yet can hardly get through a division paper successfully (exactly like me) however my middle child is quick to grasp any new academic challenge, yet draws like a two year old. At times these facts can be difficult for me to digest!

Angela March 19, 2014 - 7:46 pm

I would’ve sympathized. Better to let out frustrations on paper than other ways kids find to do it.

Paula @ Frosted Fingers March 20, 2014 - 11:36 am

I always hated having to write what they wanted me to write. I’m ok with being creative, but if I had to write about a certain topic it was hard. Now I wish people would give me topics to write about!

Crystal @ Simply Being Mommy.com March 21, 2014 - 8:21 am

Ha it made me smile too but I wasn’t the one trying to get her to do her work. I think you homeschooling moms possess something I don’t. I don’t think I could do it.

Raijean March 21, 2014 - 2:12 pm

You must have a lot of patience, I couldn’t imagine!!

Robin Gagnon {Mom Foodie} March 21, 2014 - 4:24 pm

Apparently she is bemoaning her fate to your dog in the picture…too funny.

Anne - Mommy Has to Work March 22, 2014 - 12:56 pm

I would have smiled as well. I feel like that sometimes too!

Tammy March 22, 2014 - 1:56 pm

I just shrug it off … from experience. ALL our daughter’s notebooks are covered in doodles, most of them lamenting her ‘teacher mother’ who ‘demands’ A+ work. I keep telling her that her professor’s in university next year won’t be nearly so apathetic toward her doodles as I am… LOL.

April Decheine March 22, 2014 - 5:11 pm

Oh I have no clue 🙂 I was a doodler!

Shell Feis March 22, 2014 - 5:31 pm

Haha I probably would have had the same reaction, that’s my type of humor!

Mickey March 22, 2014 - 7:50 pm

I would have thought it was funny. I would probably feel the same way after about 1 day of homeschooling. Too difficult for me! 🙂

Crystal Green March 23, 2014 - 3:17 pm

Considering I’m already pulling my hair out with my oldest (4th) child trying to get him to write essays worth a dime, I would have chuckled too (since it was AFTER all was said and done.) It’s good to know this is not something I’m alone in.

Kathleen B March 23, 2014 - 10:13 pm

Oh I feel your pain. I have tried begging, yellowing, pleading and everything in between to get my teen to do his work without a hassle, but it doesn’t work. It must be the age. I have found my share of doodles as well.

Penelope Guzman (NY Blogger) March 25, 2014 - 11:13 am

Lol…I was a doodler too, but I wasn’t so cutely funny about it

Liz Mays March 26, 2014 - 6:39 am

I would totally have cracked up and saved it in the memory box. Those are the fun things to look back at!

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