We spent ten minutes in hysterics over Lily’s homework assignment tonight…

They had me at Uranus, but the gas? And the large object knocking Uranus over? And, Lily showing me her Uranus’ movement? Is it just us, or have the teachers been sniffing a few too many glue sticks?


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    Matt says

    That’s great. Oh the things that I’ll get to enjoy when my son starts school. LOL.
    .-= Matt´s last blog ..Mother’s Day and May =-.

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    Sarah says

    Holy hell on a high stick, this is too freaking much. I would have doubled over, too. Here’s my question, did Lily ask why you were laughing? Did you have to explain yourselves?
    .-= Sarah´s last blog ..Courage is =-.

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    ThePeachy1 says

    Clearly the teacher who wrote this assignment is stoned, not you, and I think that a Thank you note from you is in order, because this is flipping priceless… I just asked my science geek if something knocked over Uranus and he got all logical. damn wasted wit.

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    Rachel says

    As a former teacher, I can only assume that the teacher MUST have sent this home for all parents to have a chuckle. That is HYSTERICAL!!!
    .-= Rachel´s last blog ..Mother’s Day Re-Cap =-.

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    This Belle Rocks says

    Strangely, I do not remember this from school. But when the information is presented this way, it’s bound to stick with this generation :)
    .-= This Belle Rocks´s last blog ..I don’t know what to say =-.

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    Rebecca says

    I am laughing my ass off right now…this is seriously why I WOULD give an assignment like this. See? Not all homework is boring!
    .-= Rebecca´s last blog ..My Own Personal Mute Buttons =-.

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    Julie says

    Are not supposed to sniff the glue sticks? Not that I’m a teacher, but if should I be? If I sniff glue?

    I’m seriously questioning my life right now. HEY? Where’d my glue stick go?
    .-= Julie´s last blog ..Conscious? Unwillingly So. =-.

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    Chris says

    OMG. Outside my daughter’s classroom in the hallway this week are the pictures of the kids’ planets. My daughter chose Uranus. So she had listed on there some facts about Uranus.
    1. Uranus is more than 14 times larger than the earth.
    2. Uranus has an odd magnetic field
    etc etc Pretty sure I was the only immature parent who stood in the hallway and chuckled. I still can’t wait until she brings it home this week so I can take a picture of it and put it on my blog. LOL

    I guess I’m an unfit parent too because I can’t wait till my daughter brings home that picture and I can tell her “WOW! You sure do know a lot about Uranus!”


    2 weeks ago that class was on a field trip to our observatory. They don’t pronounce the word Uranus (your anus) like the rest of the world. So the guide kept saying it weird and one of the other moms, a friend of mine, said to me really loud “what planet is he talking about? That’s not a planet! Is that how you say that???”. I pulled her aside and told her “do you really think the guide is going to tell a class of 3rd graders “look for your anus up in the sky this week” ??”
    I’m assuming they pronounce it their weird way to keep the kids from getting all goofy.

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    AmazingGreis says

    LMAO!! Teaching kids, sure, they may be sniffing one too many glue sticks. I wouldn’t blame them one bit.
    .-= AmazingGreis´s last blog ..Bucket list… =-.

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    Chris says


    too good to be accidental. Some teacher has way too much time on their hands!
    .-= Chris´s last blog ..Cloth Diapers – Two weeks in =-.

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    Tara R. says

    Sniffing glue sticks or methane gas… I giggle like an adolescent every time I hear someone say ‘duty.’ Totally embarrasses my teen, which means extra points for me.

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    Lesa Rumbalski says

    I can’t stop laughing. I think I am going to be in real trouble some day seeing as how I am my son’s teacher. Now I have a Bloodhound Gang song stuck in my mind because of the Uranus reference.
    I think you guys are normal though. My husband and I still make Beavis and Butthead references. My daughter put her shirt over her head Cornholio style, and I took a pic and sent it to everyone. Thanks for the laugh:)
    .-= Lesa Rumbalski´s last blog ..Mother’s Day Ramble =-.

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    WebSavvyMom says

    –>I once asked a teacher something about “what if Uranus is bigger than Jupiter” in high school. It didn’t help that he was a very overweight teacher and kind of a jerk. The entire class lost it including me at my slip.
    Loved this post!
    .-= WebSavvyMom´s last blog ..The little known other stage of grieving: Distraction =-.

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    ThePeachy1 says

    At the princes school today they had posters outside the classroom, each kid did a poster on what they would do if they were “flat Stanley” ( apparently a flat kid) one child “bless his heart” wrote he would float under the teachers desk and look around. The hung it up in the hallway… Can’t blame the kid right? Hate the game not the player.

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    DC Urban Dad says

    Uranus. Oh boy that is too much.
    .-= DC Urban Dad´s last blog ..What did you learn this weekend? =-.

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    Cyn says

    We sing “the Planet Song” from Blue’s Clues, and the description for Uranus is “Uranus spins on its side” but I have always added “tee hee” after that because I’m just that immature LOL. This would have had me in absolute stitches.

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    Carabee says

    Whoever wrote that was having one hell of a good time! Did Lily get the humor?
    .-= Carabee´s last blog ..Table Topics Tuesday: Dream Vacation =-.

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