Kid's hilariously honest diary entry about mom's homeschooling goes viral
With increasing numbers of schools closed across the US due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many parents are having to put their teaching skills to the test. In fact, one mom from Verona, Kentucky, has gone viral after sharing a diary entry her eight-year-old son wrote critiquing her homeschooling abilities.
When Candice asked her son Ben to write a short entry in a journal, he didn't hold back, hilariously branding his mom "stressed" and "confused".
Sharing the entry on Facebook, Candice wrote: "Y’all I’m dying!!!. This is Ben’s journal entry from Monday about our first “homed school” day. That last sentence. #WVNTI #imgettinthehangofitnow #maybe #kidsseeeverything #8yearoldcalledmeout."
The eight-year-old's very honest critique reads: “It is not going good. My mom’s getting stressed out. My mom is really getting confused. We took a break so my mom can figure this stuff out. I’m telling you it is not going good.”
Unsurprisingly, the post has since gone viral with 302k shares, 44k reactions, and 15k comments at the time of writing.
One of the commenters wrote: "'My mom is really confused'. I laughed so hard at this and thought of you guys."
Another said: "Dude preach!! I’ve had to 'take my medicine' out on the deck sooo many times since they’ve been home!"
One homeschooling mom could totally relate to Candice, she wrote, "I'm about to go crazy with my 3 kids."
Fully embracing all the attention her post was getting, Candice occasionally took to the comments to update people on the situation. When asked if she had since "figured it all out", the mom replied, "it's a work in progress," adding that "we did have a breakthrough today with my 7th grader's Geometry work."
Candice also assured some of the commenters that her son wasn't seriously distressed by the homeschool situation, explaining that "knowing my son's sense of humor, I know he was just making fun of his mama."