12 Tweets From Parents Hilariously Struggling to Homeschool in Quarantine
These tweets about homeschooling in quarantine prove that not everyone was meant to be a teacher.
The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us a lot of things already and one of the biggest takeaways for parents has been that it's pretty darn hard to do what teachers do every day. With most schools closing or postponing classes due to the coronavirus, many parents have had to start homeschooling in quarantine, and they're quickly realizing that teachers don't get paid enough to do all the hard work they do.
These tweets show just how hard it's been for parents to transition to homeschooling their kids—and their musings are truly hilarious.
1. Actor Misha Collins realized just how much his 7-year-old learned—or didn't learn—from him.
I just learned something from homeschooling my 7 year-old: Spelling is inhairited… pic.twitter.com/iIe7OlBVy6
— Misha Collins (@mishacollins) April 2, 2020
Hey, spelling isn't easy.
2. Meanwhile, this mom still can't grasp her times table.
I'm failing grade five math for the second time in my life so this is fun. #homeschooling
— Jennifer Campbell (@JennCampbell77) March 30, 2020
She wasn't good at it then—and she's not good at it now. Thanks for the reminder, universe!
3. And even the kids agree that "it is not going good."
Gotta schedule in breaks so "mom can figure this stuff out."
4. Basically, all parents are just learning as they go. And the biggest lesson is "homeschooling isn't for everyone."
Homeschooling isn't for everyone 😂🤦🏾♂️📚 🚨NEW VIDEO UP NOW🚨
— The Kabs Family (@FamilyKabs) April 1, 2020
Listen, not everyone was meant to be a teacher.
5. This doctor, dad, and new homeschool teacher says treating coronavirus is easier than homeschooling in quarantine.
I did some homeschooling today for multiple children and here is a list of things I've done that are easier than homeschooling:
-Being shot at whilst trying to treat combat casualties
-Being a doctor during a killer virus pandemic
Seriously how do people do this?
— Dave Naumann (@davidnnaumann) April 1, 2020
How can the actual military and working in a hospital during a global pandemic be easier than this?!
6. Sometimes, frankly, it's hard to tell who's the teacher and who's the pupil.
Wife: how was homeschooling with our daughter today?
Me: we discussed how to calculate tipping percentages.
Me: I know! our daughter's a really good teacher : )
Me: can't talk I have an industrial revolution paper due in an hour.
— Oops!…I Dad It Again (@NewDadNotes) March 26, 2020
Don't forget to take notes, parents!
7. And some parents are taking a few liberties with their homeschooling lessons in quarantine.
Does it count as #homeschooling if I have the kids folding laundry and vacuuming all day? Asking for a friend.
— Pie for breakfast. (@kellybarnhill) April 2, 2020
What do you mean teaching your kids how to do the dishes isn't part of the curriculum?
8. Finally, the classic homework excuses make sense!
Homeschooling day 12: Fed the math homework to the dog myself.
— Jessie (@mommajessiec) March 31, 2020
Parents will let the dog eat their kids' homework as long as they don't have to this homeschooling thing anymore!
9. Some parents have decided it's fine for their kids to just skip ahead to graduation.
Day 4 of homeschooling: He graduated. I'm done.
— Kristen (@Kica333) March 26, 2020
Congratulations! Your eight-year-old is done, and more importantly, you're done.
10. After all, it's not easy when your kids don't take you seriously as their teacher.
When your kids question your #homeschooling…
— David Lagana (@Lagana) April 1, 2020
The parent-to-teacher transition doesn't always go well.
11. Ultimately, everyone just really misses teachers.
— East Bergholt High (@EastBergholt) March 31, 2020
Let's be honest, you can't wait until you can send your kids back to school.
12. And we can all agree that teachers definitely need to be paid more.
After a day and a half of homeschooling, which I've been a part of it for a full 45 mins, two things have been confirmed. Homeschooling will NEVER be an option in my household in the future. 🤦♂️🤦♂️And teachers need to be PAID more! 💵💵
— Billy Horschel (@BillyHo_Golf) March 26, 2020
Clearly, teachers should be making a million dollars an hour.