Re: [CRN-L] 10 Misconceptions of Moms and Back to School
- Thanks Barb, And I still use the song from School House Rock to remember the
preamble. It was very helpful for the 8th grade constitution test.
Tammy Hughes, CPC
Richard M. Goddard, M.D.
105 Margaret Lane, Ste A
Grass Valley CA 95945
From: Barbara J. Cobuzzi <b.cobuzzi@...>
To: MedStratter Chatter <medstratterchatter@...>
Sent: Tue, August 31, 2010 10:25:38 AM
Subject: [CRN-L] 10 Misconceptions of Moms and Back to School
10 Misconceptions of
>Moms and Back-to-Schoolbox
>Misconception Number 1: Moms miss their kids when they go back to school
>Seriously. I've had enough of you by now. Every morning with the "what are
>we going to do today, Mom?" is finally over. I've had looked at your face
>twenty-four seven for the last 77 days. It's time to go learn something. No
>more asking me about the pool, when is the next snack or if you can stay up
>late and watch a movie. It's over..You're going back to Hogwarts and I get
>to have a life again. There is a Christmas morning for parents and it's
>called "back to school".
>Misconception Number 2: Moms like to go school shopping.
>Are you freaking kidding me? Why do I pay taxes?.so I can rack up a 200
>dollar bill at Staples for crap that we have laying around my house in junk
>drawers. Why does it have to be new pencils? What's wrong with the chewed
>up, broken strawberry shortcake pencils sitting in the bottom of the toy
>for the last 6 months? And how many subject books can you possibly need?the
>What happened to reading, writing and arithmetic. If they added a couple of
>things for parents to that list I wouldn't mind so much..why not pencils,
>erasers and vodka ...or some Nyquil.
>Misconception Number 3: Moms like back to school night.
>Why must we do this every year? I got it already. You're the teacher.I'm
>parent. My kid is either going to be smart or dumb. If he gets a certainthe
>number or colored dot on his discipline chart, he can't get a prize from
>prize box. Pretty simple stuff. Listen, I'm pretty old school. If hedoesn't
>listen to you.you can throw something at him. I don't care. But I got a lotin
>of work to do at home and I'm paying a babysitter right now. Plus, I'm
>pretty sure you are going to assign some project on wigwams made by some
>Indian tribe I've never heard of, so I need to get home and start my
>research. So, I got it. We're all here for the betterment of the kids. Blah
>Blah Blah. Can I leave now?
>Misconception Number 4: Moms like school paperwork.
>How many trees are you planning on killing to tell me the same stuff I had
>to pay a babysitter to listen to the other night? You know our name, where
>we live and our emergency phone numbers. He doesn't have a nickname..call
>him "stinkbutt" for all I care. We don't have any "special circumstances"
>that you need to know about. He lives in a home with two parents who may or
>may not like each other at any given time and they will fight. If that
>qualifies as a reason he can't get his homework done on time then he won't
>be able to function as an adult and have a real job so you may want to
>"educate" him on that life lesson.
>Misconception Number 5: Moms like covering books in that annoying sticky
>What exactly will you be doing with these books that I have to cover them
>a plastic laminate? Do you often teach in the rain? Or while the childrenWho
>are drinking soda and eating soup? Do you know how long that takes? Has any
>parent in the history of education been able to do it without any air
>bubbles in it? From now on I'm covering it the old way.brown paper bags.
>That way I can cover the books and pack their lunches at that same time.
>says moms can't multitask?I
>PS. Please tell my son if he can't find his lunch to look in his science
>Misconception Number 6: Moms like helping you with your homework.
>What? I am scared out of my mind. I'm pretty sure that I forgot everything
>learned in fifth grade by the time I was in sixth grade. I have no ideawhat
>you are talking about most days. I don't really know my 12 times tables, Iexistence,
>read the cliff notes to all your summer reading and I don't know how to
>conjugate anything but I do know that song "conjuction junction what's your
>function" if that helps at all. And please don't even say the words "new
>math" to me. What the heck was wrong the old one?
>Misconception Number 7: Moms can't wait to pack your lunch every day until
>I hate doing laundry. Making dinner every night is the bane of my
>so making your lunch every day for an entire year, in terms of "mom fun",wrong.
>lies somewhere between brushing plaque off the dogs teeth and scheduling my
>annual pap smear. Listen, as a child I hated what my mom packed me for
>lunch. But, like every kid before me, and every generation to come you will
>find a kid to trade with.I'm sure someone likes sardines.
>Misconception Number 8: Moms love after school activities.
>I don't know who made up this idea of organized clubs and sports but they
>should be the ones in charge of carting your ass around. Don't get me
>I'm not against all after school programs. I just wish they would offer itthe
>during hours that would work best for me so that dinner wasn't at 8:30 at
>night followed by 4 hours of homework. Why not do it on the weekends and
>call it "after-hours activities" so mommy and daddy could actually go out
>one night and pretend that we have a life of our own. Don't worry about us
>though I'm sure that me and "what's his name" will be married a very long
>Misconception Number 9: Moms don't mind taking you to school if you miss
>Your bus comes at 7:10 am..which means that you should be standing by the
>door at 7:05 am. Not eating breakfast , chasing the dog around the house or
>in the bathroom, asking me to check your homework while I'm taking a
>Get it together! I don't like running down the street in my jammies at 7:12successfully
>screaming "Please wait" or "If you stop I'll show you my boobies."
>Misconception Number 10: Moms cry on your first day of school
>We do cry but they are tears of joy. I have done my job. I have
>kept a human child alive for at least 5 years without doing any majorplace."
>damage. Motherhood is the hardest job in the world!! Sure, doctors save
>lives and CEO's run million dollar businesses but.you teach a kid not to
>poop their pants and then you can say you've made the world a better
Barbara J. Cobuzzi, MBA, CPC, CENTC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPC-I, CHCC
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