One of the downsides of school at home is that it takes out the potential for no school – snow days. That’s more for me than Hawklad. Hawklads attitude is that he’s done sledging this year so no need to overdo things. Much better to stay warm and wait for Spring. The problem is that there is still school work to be done. Hopefully after the school day is over I might be able to tempt him into a bit of snowman building. But need to get there first….
“Dad I have to read or watch a Dystopian novel or movie. Do you think they would count Deadpool as suitable…”
Sadly I don’t think they will. Nice try.
“I was thinking about just watching your football team play. That’s definitely dystopian.”
That would make 1984 seem like a slapstick comedy. Newcastle United are definitely bleak, grim and soulless.
“And often pointless as well Dad.”
Come on we are doing quite well. We are 5th bottom. That’s good for us. You could listen to Iron Maiden’s Brave New World cd. That’s based on a dystopian novel.
“That’s an idea but I need to write a review. Not sure talking about guitar solos is quite going to be ok”
What about watching Hunger Games.
“No lots will be doing that. Fancy something different. Something like Deadpool.”
What about Brazil. It’s 1984 meets the darker side of Monty Python.
“That sounds like a plan Dad.”
Or you could watch Alvin and the Chipmunks. They are like the entertainment version of my football team.
“Dad that doesn’t sound like a plan”
And that was the best lesson of the day. The other lessons being a tad grim. Learning things that would seem to be just for the purposes of the national curriculum. He’s never going to need them after school. The learning process was so dry and boring. He has absolutely no interest in what he was trying to take in. So many frustrations. Ultimately what is the point. Queue Another Brick in the Wall. Maybe we are living in our very own dystopian world.