Lessons in life

My son was sick for 4 days and didn’t go to school. On Saturday morning, he came to me with tears in his eyes and told me ” Mom, I have 7 assignments to submit on Monday, What am I going to do?”

Well, assignments do not sprout suddenly, it is true that he was sick for 4 days, but I was sure he was given the assignments few weeks ago and he left it to the very last minute. The one thing I absolutely hated when I was (always) in the same position and went to my mother, she always said ” serves you right”. Instead I told him “Monday is still 48 hours away, you still have time, don’t panic and don’t get stressed, you will be alright”

Then he asked me ” Have you read Midsummer night’s dream?”

“Yep” I replied.

“I have to pick a character from that and write my assignment based on that character” He said

“That is not too hard to do” I replied

He looked a bit sheepish, so I asked him ” Did you read the book?”

“I read the excerpts on sparksnote” He replied with his trade mark grin on his face.

“Good luck with your assignment” I replied.


Yesterday, he got a costume, complete with a green t-shirt, green skirt, Yaya’s old barbie tiara and wand and is planning to dress up as Puck, while he presents his assignment. He thinks that even though he didn’t read the book, he still should get an A for his costume..especially for wearing a skirt !

I am waiting to see how this is going to pan out.

2 thoughts on “Lessons in life

    • MS: Content is the modified version of sparksnotes. He doesn’t see the relevance of Shakespeare in the 21st century and felt he is not going to waste his time reading a book that is not going to bring him any benefit.

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