Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Dog Ate My Homework

Last night Nature Girl worked on her homework like usual. We sat on the couch together to do her reading fluency passage. Once she finished, she set her paper on the couch and walked out of the room. I left the room for 30 seconds to get my laptop. Now, here's where the trouble began. Chunk has learned how to jump on the couch (we're trying to break him of this.) When I came back in the room, what did I find? Yep, you guessed it, a cute little puppy eating Nature Girl's homework. I told him he was naughty while trying to keep a straight face. I have to admit that I found this very humorous! Maybe it's because I'm a teacher so I have heard a million excuses for why homework isn't turned in but a dog really eating homework is funny! Right?! After an almost straight faced scolding, I told him to stay put while I got the camera. He just looked at me like, "What did I do?" Seriously, look at that face, how could you stay mad at him?
Nature Girl did not see the humor in the situation and started to cry. I calmed her down, then e-mailed her teacher, so all is well. Tonight after reassurances from both her teacher and I, Nature Girl is able to see the humor of the situation. After all, how many times in your life can you truthfully say to your teacher "My dog ate my homework?" It's definitely once for us. Let's hope that's the last of the homework eating incidents, though I have a sneaky suspicion that it could happen again. He loves to eat paper!

half eaten homework


Karen said...

My dog is 4 years old now and he still eats paper if we're not careful. I seriously can't figure it out :)

val said...

agreed.....Ginger and Mojo will snatch envelopes out of our hands to tear them had a birthday check in it. Interesting going to cash it with tape all over it......