Mom examines her 8-year-old son’s journal entry homework only to find he totally roasted his home schooling efforts

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Forties is certainly not for the faint of heart.

All those claims of “I just want a month to stay home and do nothing!” suddenly seem insanely proud as we slowly get used to the new normal, don’t they?


But consider for a moment having all that energy and anxiety locked in AND having children to take care of AND “taking care of” includes being their teacher because schools are closed.


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Suffice to say that it is not easy.

And as a Kentucky mom recently found out, kids notice their parents cracking up – and her son had some choice words in his journal about his mom’s new life as a teacher. Candice Kennedy recently spoke with Buzzfeed News about her experience as a new home teacher since the closure of schools in her hometown of Kentucky.

And she not only teaches a child, but Three: Tyler, 12, Emily, 10, and Ben, 8. Since Candice’s husband, Matthew, still works as a factory manager in a factory, she has been going it alone.


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When schools first closed, Candice thought it would be pretty straightforward.

As she said Buzzfeed:

“I was a stay-at-home mom for 11 years, so being with my kids all day and helping them learn was nothing new.”

Or so she thought …


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Her children’s teachers had all provided homework in advance, so when she started day one last Monday, Candice was sure it would be a snap.

But what she didn’t explain is that Tyler and Emily are both in college and have six to seven different teachers. each, who all gave their own assignments.


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And for Tyler, that homework included this topic that has sowed fear in the hearts, minds, and surrogates of dozens of students since time immemorial.

“Tyler is extremely smart, but he’s struggling this year with math. He was asking me questions about his geometry homework that I didn’t have answers to.”


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And things quickly started to change.

As Candice said:

“They were starting to get impatient with my inability to answer their questions. I began to imitate a crying adult in an attempt to lighten the mood.”

But it seems that young Ben was not fooled by his mother’s joker aplomb.

When Candice checked her school journal, she discovered that she had been outright RTISED by her youngest son.

Quoth Ben:

“It’s not going well. My moms [sic] become stressed. My mother is really [sic] to confuse. We took a break so my mom could figure this stuff out. And I’m telling you it’s not going well. “


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From the mouths of babies, as the saying goes.

And as you can guess, Ben’s words definitely struck a chord.

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And of course, this resonated particularly with teachers.

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As for Candice, she feels grateful for the experience and has definitely found a new appreciation for these teachers.

As she said Buzzfeed:

“I firmly believe that this new situation will bring families together and give us all a new appreciation for our education system and all of the amazing people who are teachers … aka superheroes!”

Listen, Candice.

Hang in there, parents, you get it! May be…

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