I was thinking that maybe it’s not really a put-down of Peter…
it’s just too much like the dish-washing ploy.
As for Mom or Dad…
Tony doesn’t ever seem to get that it’s mostly older people who see his questions….
even the youngest of us are rarely still school age.
Mom’s been gone since 1979, and Dad since 2008 (when he was 90)…
and even so, I don’t remember ever willingly getting their help with homework.
That was considered my job, not theirs.
Mine, that is, except for Dad deciding to “blue-pencil” my high school papers, and strike out half the words.
Annoying when you’re trying to fill 250 or 1000 words, depending on the assignment, and he cuts out all the padding, so you have to do more work…. and write it all over… in those days, in longhand.
But in the end I think it taught me to write better….
and… I know nobody’s gonna believe this…. more concisely.
September 13, 2014