Monday, February 25, 2008

It Really Shouldn't Be This Hard

Written on the board: A predicate nominative renames the subject.

The question on the Latin worksheet: A ________ ________ renames the subject.

Z: "I don't know the answer."
Mommy: "Look at the board."
Z (looks at the board): "A who what?"
Mommy: "No. Read what is on the board."
Z (studies the board): "I don't know."
Mommy: "Read the sentence on your paper and read the board."
Z (studies me): "You look frustrated."
At this point I should get some sort of award for not yelling "Yes, I am frustrated!! We just spent 20 minutes talking about this. The exact same sentence is written on the board with the answer you need, for Pete's sake!!!! Apply yourself!
Mommy: "You cannot get out of your chair until you get the right answer."
Z (looks at his paper and then the board): "Uh, is it predicate nominative?"


Urban Mom said...

I know how you feel. I keep concealer handy for the bruise in the middle of my forehead that develops after banging my head on the table too many times!

Goodin said...

Thanks for bringing a chuckle to my evening!

(And it's good to know I'm not alone.) =)

Karen said...

LOL - that is great. "You look frustrated." Kids are wonderful, aren't they.

Kristine said...

You are killing me here. We're in LC1, I don't know what ANY of these things mean, so I just continue to skip them.

I got Henle Latin for Christmas to teach MYSELF so I might have some idea of what it is that I'm supposed to be teaching my dc--but that would assume that I actually have SPARE time to study Latin on my own. And that would mean I can't read other people's blogs. So for now, we'll stick to rote memorization of conjugations and all that stuff.