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Gileswithachainsaw Mon 24-Nov-14 19:57:43

That dd can't hand in homework when she hasn't the foggiest idea Wtf she's written. and that just became he explained it once 24 hours ago doesn't mean she can even read the words used or have any idea what it means.

It's at least got to look like she wrote it right???confused

Gileswithachainsaw Mon 24-Nov-14 20:20:48


Bloody phone and autocorrectblush

HerrenaHarridan Mon 24-Nov-14 20:42:59


Ffs! Asked her what she has learnt from this hwork

Gileswithachainsaw Mon 24-Nov-14 20:52:09

I went through it and she couldn't tell me anything about it. She's currently re doing it. Looks more like an 8 yr old wrote it now.

Gileswithachainsaw Mon 24-Nov-14 20:52:51

And no digs about the time sad she's normally in bed an hour ago.

Goldmandra Mon 24-Nov-14 20:52:57

Explain to your DH that the function of homework is generally for children to consolidate their learning. If they haven't grasped a concept, the homework will tell the teacher this and the teaching can be repeated or adapted.

Doing homework for children is a fool's game which does the child no favours and makes the teacher's job harder. He won't get any thanks.

Gileswithachainsaw Mon 24-Nov-14 20:54:37

He wasn't impressed at me pointing it out. had a bit of a strop in fact and assured me she knew all about it as he went through it yesterday. normally I'd agree with him. saying it was her playing dumb as she does that sometimes but I knew the second I saw it there was no way shed know what half the words meant.

Goldmandra Mon 24-Nov-14 21:04:22

Maybe you can get the teacher to explain the principle to him at the next parents evening grin

Gileswithachainsaw Mon 24-Nov-14 21:08:22

grin Well that's only a few days away. which is another reason I wasn't going to let her hand it in as it was.

All done now. Later than hoped. but hey.

his stupidity never ceases to amaze me.

Goldmandra Mon 24-Nov-14 21:48:25

his stupidity never ceases to amaze me.

Well at least you always have something to look forward to!

Please report back if you do raise it at parents evening. I'd love to hear that he had a bit of a strop at the teacher grin

Gileswithachainsaw Mon 24-Nov-14 21:50:36

Yes the failures are often very humorous if frustratingly annoying.

curry crumble anyone?

well in plus side he does kind of have the vocabulary of an 8 yr old so i guess he will get away with it.

will report back grin

Goldmandra Mon 24-Nov-14 22:12:10

curry crumble anyone?

The mind boggles! confused

Gileswithachainsaw Mon 24-Nov-14 22:21:35

Oh if asked him to help me prepare pudding as I'd been on school run and was back late so figured he couldn't stuff up a crumble topping from.a recipe.

Dozy sod saw the C on the spice jar and added the amount stated. except if he'd spent a second reading the label he'd have seen it said cumin and not cinnamon.

This is the same man who requests I write anything I need make Down and I have to sit and write them. In idiot proof fashion only for him to pick them. apart still.

Goldmandra Mon 24-Nov-14 22:35:46

You are making me feel so much better about my manchild DH grin

Gileswithachainsaw Mon 24-Nov-14 22:54:29

he'd just do fuckin literal. literally nothing leads into thoughts of accompanying tasks.

If he can't understand or read it then it's wrong. It's not him just being thick. It's written wrong.

He still can't see why was wrong with the home work.

yea all eight yr olds write like that and speak like that.

aaah if she can't even say or read the word then she can't frickin k ow what it is can she.


Bulbasaur Mon 24-Nov-14 23:14:09

I'm having a bit of a hard time following here.

He does seem like a bit of a dull crayon.

In any case, helping your child with homework is one thing, dictating what the answers are is shooting them in the foot. It's not hard to tell when a parent has done a child's homework, the teacher would have figured it out if you didn't intervene.

Gileswithachainsaw Tue 25-Nov-14 06:52:57

I'm glad you all agree. Usually I get moaned a for interfering. but I can't sit back and watch him completely miss the point of what she was asked to do. (he then twists things round so what he's helped her do fits the brief or gets stroppy because I've pointed out he's basically mis interpreted the whole thing)

and on this occasion it might as well have gad bis name on it because she couldn't tell me anything about it.

Gileswithachainsaw Tue 25-Nov-14 06:53:41

And its usually my fault he's wasted an hour getting it all wrong. never his

Babycham1979 Tue 25-Nov-14 07:43:45

Bloody hell, I find these threads utterly depressing. Why the hell did you marry these men if they're so unbelievably sub-normal? I would be outraged if my DP talked about me in this way, and I wouldn't dream of doing so either.

I can only imagine that you loathe your partners and/or were looking for barely-functioning man-child to mother from day one? Why not settle down with someone attractive, intelligent and capable like most people seek to do?

skylark2 Tue 25-Nov-14 07:48:34

It's bizarre, isn't it? Why didn't you laugh in his face and embarrass him into making an effort the very first time he tried this crap? And the second, and the third...

Your child's eight. She should be doing her own homework, by herself. If she can't, the teacher needs to know this.

Gileswithachainsaw Tue 25-Nov-14 08:07:38

She can do lost of it by herself. just usually there's something that requires using the Internet and she chose to do some of this on the computer so she needed someone with her. (her art skills are crap like mine grin )

I didn't see it til it was printed off.

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