This Kid's Brutally Honest Response To A Homework Assignment Is Too Relatable

This Kid's Brutally Honest Response To A Homework Assignment Is Too Relatable

Call it hipster-ism, call is selfishness, or call it extreme love, but there are some things we cherish and value so much that the knowledge of them becomes so precious that you want it all to yourself.

I remember loving a video game for Playstation so much when I was younger that when my friend at the time (who had an N64) talked about getting a PS and that game, I suddenly became very territorial and did everything in my power to talk him out of it.

It’s pretty weird when I look back at it now, but I really thought that there was no way he could appreciate the game as much as I did at the time. Plus, he had a bunch of other games he was good at and liked playing, let that game be my thing, you know?

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As it turns out though, I wasn’t the only greedy kid who wanted certain experiences all to themselves.

When twitter user @mum_reader decided to contribute her thoughts to the trending conversation for #NationalWritingDay, she shared this wonderful homework assignment from her son was he was six-years-old.

People loved how fervently the kid loves his favorite book.

People wanted to know what book captured his heart. I mean a piece of literature that could make a 6-year-old that passionate about reading must be special.

And it’s this bad boy right here. Just judging from the title, it looks pretty amazing.

When it comes to sassy assignment responses, students have been providing endless entertainment for the internet for a very long time.

Like this kid who doesn’t feel the need to explain themselves.

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Or Hope here who wants to name her rectangle Tedison.

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I mean the student’s technically correct. If you want someone to follow instructions you had in mind, then make sure you write them down as clearly as possible. It’s simple.

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He’s write, hitting defenseless animals sucks.

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Again, there’s nothing wrong with these answers.

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Who thought about the feelings of the first cells? Hmm? Now this student might’ve failed biology, but they passed empathy.

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Now I’d argue that the Situation’s torso has a much more exaggerated taper, but you definitely know what this student is going for.

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This assignment is opinion-based, so the answer can’t technically be wrong.

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Besides, this kid understands that without love, ruling the world isn’t a worthwhile endeavor. That’s why it’s number 3 on the list.

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This Photographer Captured Honest Mother's Day Photos To Show 'Mom Reality'

This Photographer Captured Honest Mother's Day Photos To Show 'Mom Reality'

Thanks to social media platforms like Instagram where people are obsessed with constantly depicting themselves in their best lights, it’s easy to forget that life isn’t always a glamorous, perfectly shadowed fun fest.

While scrolling your feeds this past Mother’s Day you probably saw a bunch of inspirational posts about the joys of parenthood. Their kids were probably smiling while dressed up in their cutest outfits and Mama had the best angle of her face with the just-right filter, broadcasting a flawless image of maternity to the world.

But anyone who’s ever raised a kid will tell you that all of that picturesque, “Instagram-approved” stuff is about 3% of what it’s actually like raising a kid. Something that Indiana-based photographer Giedre Gomes wanted to highlight with this Mother’s Day photo series that’s been getting a lot of attention.

Gomes, who is also a community member at Bored Panda, shared the photos to “remind everyone what motherhood really looks like.” And they certainly do.

My wife would agree that peeing alone is a total luxury.

Finding your sanity after a particularly long day filled with tantrums is a very real struggle parents face and we all cope in different ways.

For some, it’s with books.

For others, a quick chug of wine and some time to browse their phones like a normal human being for a few minutes is a vacation.

Trips to the store become tactical missions where you need to be on your toes the entire time.

If you hate cleaning up the same mess over and over again the span of two hours, well I’ve got some bad news for you if you’re planning on having kids.

The same goes for laundry.

In fact, you’ll probably be folding and refolding it multiple times a day.

And if you breastfeed your kids, then you know there’s nothing that gets between your babies and their meals.

You’re also their entertainment most of the time.

Oh and if you’re a fan of sleeping in or sleep in general, then you might want to rearrange your priorities.

Because the chances of you getting leg-dropped in the morning while half-asleep are very, very high.

You better take your showers quickly.

100% of the time you’re just working on saving your kids from themselves.

Getting sick is also not an option.

Gomes said that people who complained about the photos being “staged” are missing the point of the pictures: that all of these scenarios are situations that she, as a mother, has experienced.

As a parent myself, I can confirm that every single one of these images could have very easily been taken straight out a day in my own home with my kids.

Gomes was primarily focused on showing the “different side” of motherhood that doesn’t get enough exposure online, and honestly, I’m here for it. You can check out more of Gomes’ work on her Facebook and Instagram pages, as well as her website.

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Mom's Brutally Honest Facebook Post On Parenting With Depression And Anxiety Is Going Viral

Cierra Fortner is a 21-year-old mother of one who suffers from depression, anxiety, and is a two-time suicide survivor. Parenting isn’t easy for anyone, let alone someone who suffers from mental health disorders. 

So when a Walmart employee recently complimented her on her son’s behavior, Fortner wanted to explain the issue she faces, but couldn’t find the words. Instead, she took to Facebook where her post has acquired more than 160,000 likes and 92,000 shares. 

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Fortner begins:

“Today I was at Walmart doing my weekly Friday shopping when the cashier says to me “I see you in here all the time, your kids are always dressed cute, behaving and you just seem to have it all together” at the time I just thanked her and giggled because that’s far from the truth but as I drove home there was more I wanted her to know about me.”

Fortner explained to the Kansas City Star that she has been battling depression since her mother died in 2010. And that a month after she gave birth to her son, Jayce, postpartum depression led her to attempt suicide. A few years later, she was diagnosed with a personality disorder. 

“I want her to know I battle a personality disorder everyday with anxiety and depression mixed and I’m a two times suicide survivor.”

“I want her to know that I can’t always get myself up off the couch to feed them anything more than frozen pizza and cereal.”

The Walmart employee made the comment on a bad day for Fortner. The compliment rang hollow, and Fortner decided to let her thoughts known when she got home. 

“I want her to know that my son is late for school 3 out of 4 days because I regularly forget what day and time it is, despite the toddler size calendar in my kitchen.”

“I want her to know I have those “I’m losing my shit” moments when I have to lock myself in the bathroom and cry.”

“I want her to know I wasn’t always the most active mom because I use to work 80 hours a week and go to school full time and Jayce spent many days and nights with his grandparents.”

“I want her to know that I hadn’t washed my hair in 3 days and my kids hadn’t had a bath in 2.”

But then, the post started going viral. Fortner says she’s been contacted by people around the world who are going through the same thing. The one line that clicked with other moms: her confession about locking herself in the bathroom to cry.

“I want her to know that I was trying to hurry out of there because I had forgot the diaper bag at home and Brenton was hungry.”

“I want her to know that once we got to the parking lot the “well behaved” child decided to stand up in the cart and I wasn’t paying attention and barely caught him as he almost hit the concrete.”

“But most importantly I want her to know I don’t have it together and may never have it all together. I don’t know a mother out there that has it all together but everything we do is done with love for our children and that right there makes you the perfect mom and in our children’s eyes we most definitely have it all together.”

“From one exhausted mom to another, you’re doing great, have that melt down, let your kids eat the crap out of that cereal and take care of yourself always.”

Fortner explained further:

“Mommies feel it a lot,” she said, “like they have to keep it together. Like if we don’t keep it together we’re failures. But it’s OK to have your moments to break.”

And yes, when she finished writing, she put the groceries away.

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We Can All Relate To This Pizza Guy's Refreshingly Honest 'Sick Note'

If you’re a mere mortal, you’ve probably woken up one morning knowing that going to work simply isn’t an option. Perhaps you had an extra drink (or seven) the night before and the throbbing headache and severe dehydration aren’t going anywhere. The hangover is here to stay for the next five hours. 

So what do you do? Tough it out and somehow make it to work? Not ideal. Make up some pathetic excuse that your boss will see right through? Also not appealing. 

So… Why not settle for honesty? Who knows, maybe someone will sympathize.

Business owner Blake Pendlebury chose this noble route when he needed to call in sick to work. 

After an eventful afternoon at a horse race — with a successful bet, no less — Pendlebury consumed quite a few drinks, rendering him way too drunk to go to work. So he wrote a sick note… On Facebook. 

Sorry Queensland, but you’ll have to settle for some other variety of pizza for one night. 

Well, we appreciate the honesty…. And we empathize. 

The racing event responsible for all this fun (and alcohol consumption) even got involved and congratulated him on his win.

Maybe we’ll take this approach from now on… No way it could go wrong. (h/t mashable)

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