There have been no easy decisions for parents, educators, or honestly, any of us over the past several months. Some parents have chosen to take their chances, or feel as if they don’t have a choice in sending their kids to in-person school.
Others, though, are tackling “distance learning,” which is not supposed to be like homeschooling, but kind of is.
And these 17 tweets show us just how well (or not) everyone is coping.
17. Kids gonna be kids.
They’re never going to change, and honestly, would you want them to?
My 7 year old’s teacher had to disable the chat function because the kids kept typing poop.
— Karine (@KarineReiter1) September 2, 2020
16. This is honestly how I feel in meetings.
And I’m an adult. Technically.
Zoom preschool is both hilarious and depressing. My 4 year old keeps unmuting himself and yelling 'I DON'T KNOW YOUR NAME! IS THIS MEETING OVER YET?'
— Alexis Diao (@meowdiao) September 2, 2020
15. Feeling her teacher’s pain now, aren’t you?
Donate all the extra school supplies next year.
Not even part of the way though day 1 of school, my 11yo has lost 2 pens, a calculator , a pencil and a notebook.
She’s been sitting at the kitchen table the whole time. How?
— Heather #BLM (@dishs_up) September 1, 2020
14. We all should have just taken the year off.
Unschooling, I believe it’s called.
Today is my kids’ first day of e-learning, or as it’s known colloquially, “eh”-learning.
— SpacedMom (@copymama) September 8, 2020
13. Somehow, that’s the least of our problems.
We’ve definitely got more than 99.
Remote Learning Log, Week 2, Day 6: Zoom ain’t workin’.
— stacia l. brown (@slb79) August 24, 2020
12. You have to stay on top of them.
No relaxing allowed.
*5 yo on her kindergarten Zoom class*
Teacher: "So what do you do before joining our Zoom class?"
5yo: "My mommy hits me and says 'do good!"
Me, no make-up, bagel crumbs on my face, unexpectedly joining the Zoom class: "SHE MEANS I HIGH FIVE HER HAND!!!"
— Stay at Homies (@stayathomies) September 3, 2020
11. They’re never on mute when you want them to be.
It’s one of the laws of the universe.
"MOMMY, ARE YOU HOOKED UP TO YOUR MILKING MACHINE???"
and other things my kid yelled over Zoom on the first day of school.
— The Salty Mamas (@saltymamas) September 1, 2020
10. I fail to see the issue.
Everyone likes to see pets.
Week one of virtual 1st grade is 75% showing off pets
— Molly Erdman (@erdmanmolly) August 21, 2020
9. How are teachers supposed to prepare for this?
They’re not, and they need booze for the holidays.
What this third day of online school really needed was a lizard on the loose in the kitchen during class
— Andrew Knott (@aknott21) August 19, 2020
8. People love to learn the hard way.
It’s just who we are.
Schools: “You are required to have your camera ON AT ALL TIMES during remote learning.”
Schools 2 weeks later after seeing countless half naked toddlers and husbands in the background: “You are now required to keep your camera OFF AT ALL TIMES during remote learning.”
— Faux Ma (@Faux_Ma) August 25, 2020
7. That’s a 10 minute conversation.
Or longer, tbh, depending on how old the kids are.
Oh, this first grade teacher says, "capeesh?"
It's going to be a long year.
— Becky Too Many Kids, Send Help (@beckyhas4kids) August 31, 2020
6. You do what you have to do.
No one is judging you. We’re crying in our own pantries.
You can be a calm, rational person who doesn’t rage-eat potato chips before 10am, or you can be a parent of children doing online school. You cannot be both.
— Mommy Meme Jeans (@mommymemejeans) August 24, 2020
5. These are important updates, people.
We’re all wondering whether or not the tooth fairy showed up yet.
One boy in my son’s first grade class raises his hand first thing every morning and tells the teacher how many days it’s been since he lost his tooth. Four days today.
— Andrew Knott (@aknott21) August 26, 2020
4. I’m sure she played it off like she wasn’t talking about Zoom.
But we all know she was talking about exactly that, because we feel the same way.
Kindergarten zoom gym class punctuated by a parent saying "I'm just OVER IT" loudly over and over again and then "Oh, are you unmuted?"
— 💀 damned sinker 💀 (@dansinker) September 2, 2020
3. Make him walk the dog.
That’s more exercise than I ever got in gym class.
If my kid fails gym class online this year I’m really going to be pissed
— DaddyJew (@DaddyJew) September 8, 2020
2. Is that all?
Seems like a conservative estimate.
Downloaded 87,642 new apps just to communicate with my kids’ school.
— Sara Says Stop (@PetrickSara) September 8, 2020
1. And then you have to explain you were talking to the dog.
Or just go ahead and die of embarrassment.
STOP LICKING YOUR ANUS, PENNY!
I scream at my dog, unaware my kids are in zoom class
— Marl (@Marlebean) August 13, 2020
We’re going to make it, y’all. We are.
If you’re distance learning, which one of these hit you the hardest? Tell us in the comments!