Sunday, January 12, 2014

The Day I Did My Daughter's Homework

My daughter is in 4-H and we homeschool.  As such, I try to make sure that she gets credit for the work she does in 4-H for school as well.  For instance, this year for school work a lot of emphasis is placed on oral reports and on timelines. One 4-H project she is in is my Family History project.  And another 4-H project is the Presentation Project.  So what better than to have her give an oral presentation about Family History that delves into timelines, history, and is an oral report?

What better for whom, you may ask, if you are smart and not me.

My daughter would have been perfectly happy doing an oral report about the Diary of a Wimpy Kid book she just read.  Or about insects.  Or anything other than family history, really.  So in the effort of making her life less hideous, I "helped" her all day today.  Printed out the graphics, did the layout, wrote out the speech, made the notecards.  She sat by me, but I took it over.   And then I got overwhelmed at how horrible I was today by doing that and so I panicked and left.  When I get home, we will deconstruct it and I will let her talk and do what she things.


That is all.

1 comment:

  1. This made me laugh. I have caught myself doing this on more than one occasion. Until my daughter tells me off.