Friday, November 6, 2009

homework & this & that

Pink Daughter had her first homework assignment this week. My childhood evenings were plagued with essays and fractions when I could have been reading Jackie and Just Seventeen, so I'm going to do hers until she goes to a Swiss finishing school and studies deportment and etiquette. I'm never sure how to address a Marchioness and can't help her with that.



If you'll forgive my boasting, I can do homework a bit faster than she can. I've already written some beautifully curved letters C and coloured in a cup, a cat and a candle.

Also this week I laughed at jaboopee in her dressing gown and rollers in the beautifully overwrought room above, purchased An Education so as to appear to be keeping up with popular culture, and was captivated by Vilhelm Hammershøi's interiors, presented by Silent Storyteller. You're all probably sitting round wondering what to give me for Christmas. A framed print of this, or indeed an original, would do nicely. Failing that, pearls please or some fancy cheese.

23 comments:

  1. What an awesome mom! I wish my mom would have done my homework :) Nice post - you're funny!

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  2. Oh the joys of phonics- sun 2 just embarking on the same adventure!

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  3. Can you come here and do my homework please?

    I can't believe people actually have sitting rooms that are that fantastic. I love it.

    In the series of pictures the one with her sitting facing the open door makes me uncomfortable. Something about it scares me.

    The one you like is lovely. I think I'll have some fancy cheese in your honor.

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  4. mise,
    i just saw the movie "an education" last night.... i took my mom to the movies. fabulous movie... i imagine the book will be too! my girls have university homework now and they dont live here, but i remember the days....
    ~ laura

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  5. This post really made me laugh - I HATED doing homework... in fact I think I only did it properly about twice, and that was because I fancied the geography teacher and wanted to impress him (desperate I know).

    Hope Pink Daughter isn't quite at that stage yet!

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  6. I wish I could get my mom to do my homework for me ;)

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  7. Thank you for the mention!!!

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  8. You must not do her homework you will ruin her life. Only joking. If I ever make it to 100 posts and with the week I have had I may not I will have a lovely right up your Irish Alley giveaway for you with no postal only in my country constraints at all. xoxo

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  9. Fancy cheese for me too please, some of the really smelly stuff!!
    Oh homework, just thinking of the many years where it was my biggest worry in life. With you doing your daughters homework she should have no worries at all. I always struggled with spelling tests myself.

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  10. Oh Mise...at the moment, the homework is a novelty....just wait 'till you're on G.C.S.E's and A-Levels !!!!....you'll be tearing your hair out and will be up until 3.a.m. typing up her coursework !....but it will be worth it, when you , I mean she gets an A*.
    Have made a note of your Christmas list....if you're a good girl, you might be lucky. XXXX

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  11. No wonder Pink Daughter has such a huge smile on her face. Just don't send her to that Swiss finishing school that Jackie Collins sends all her characters to. Would love to send you a posh cheese, but postage from Australia and all.... I think my budget could stretch to a Kraft cheese stick perhaps? Meredith xo.

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  12. LOL! It is just easier to do it for them. I know my oldest son wishes he could skip out and have me do his work. =)

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  13. Parents helping children with homework? Yes, I've heard of this phenomenon. My own parents clearly did not...

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  14. Your photos are always like something out of a Cath Kidston catalogue - fabulous! And happy homework time :)

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  15. thanks for the mention mise,and i'm very happy to hear it made you laugh because in the interest of bloggings laugh for a laugh fairess i probably owe you much more laughs ..your posts always bring a smile not least this one and your heroic homework mission , i really think ALL parents should be like you.

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  16. Hi Mise
    Pink daughter is quite the sweetie and can just imagine her getting her own way with you!!

    Whilst you are doing her homework.. do you think you could get over here and do some of mine? hehe

    Have a wonderful weekend and thank you for your lovely comments

    xx Julie

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  17. Serena, you and the geography teacher eloped to Paris, right, so the homework was worth it?

    Jane, I'm looking forward and have placed a sentry on full time watch on your blog for that giveaway.

    Dear kind Meredith, just have that Kraft cheese stick, save the postage, and think of me...

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  18. You do make me laugh Mise! I should have read this post before helping my daughter tonight with her good old times tables. No Swiss finishing school for her - but maybe boarding school in Ireland?

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  19. A mum who makes perfectly curved letters C deserves whatever she wants for Christmas!!!

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  20. I wonder if it's not too late for me to enroll in a Swiss finishing school. I could certainly use a fine finish!

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  21. Can you and pink daughter come sass up my craft room? Because that first picture was fabulous!!

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  22. Yes, I had you pinned as a pearls and fancy cheese sort of woman...! It's on the list.

    xo,
    -maria

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  23. Hi Mise, Thank you for drawing my attention to the Vilhelm Hammershøi's interiors... they are amazingly sensual!!!

    and ... Your Pink and Blue Daughters are perfectly adorable!!!

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You're looking particularly well.

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