Homeschooling (Quarantine Style) Continues

Me: Have you finished your online schoolwork? Little Girl: Yes. Maury Povitch: Mom’s check on your google classroom proves…. that was a lie! Me: (scanning in a completed worksheet called “Canada Facts Fun Sheet” for the twins) Boo: What’s that? It says fun sheet. Is it really fun? Me: No. Absolutely not. Kids: I thoughtContinue reading “Homeschooling (Quarantine Style) Continues”

I am NOT a homeschool mom

Let me say that again: I am not a homeschool mom. BUT…. They cancelled my kids’ school. They cancelled EVERYONE’S kids’ school, in fact. So now, I guess, we are ALL going to be homeschool moms. I’ve been hoping that this whole thing is an elaborate April Fool’s joke, but I guess not. It’s AprilContinue reading “I am NOT a homeschool mom”

What do my ancestors have to say?

I’ve seen this meme recently on facebook about cooking: I don’t know about you, but my ancestors are quite silent about my cooking. I have never thought they took much of an interest in me in my kitchen. Until I tried to throw away an empty Cool Whip container….. Then I heard a decided opinionContinue reading “What do my ancestors have to say?”

I don’t know what you’re talking about

Have you ever noticed that when you tell a kid to do something they don’t want to do, they act like they don’t understand? ME: Time to do your homework. KID: What? ME: Time. to. DO. your. HOME. WORK. KID: Home? Work? ME: Did you brush your teeth? KID: What? ME: Your teeth. Did youContinue reading “I don’t know what you’re talking about”

Middle School: The Drama Continues

A little while back I wrote about a secret admirer note that Little Boy received in his locker. (It was addressed some guy called Hugh.) To read that story click here: http://christinakosatka.com/?p=1968 Well, today he found another note for the same kid!! And this note is in different handwriting, so it’s not from the sameContinue reading “Middle School: The Drama Continues”

Can you pocket-dial yourself?

Apparently I pocketed my phone with the reminder app open, and accidentally typed a stream of nonsense letters to remind myself of. Bewildered by this bizarre array of letters, my phone’s autocorrect tried valiantly to suggest corrections. “Ukulele?” it ventured. “Usually?” Eventually, it gave up. I guess it’s better than a butt dial!