X-rays prove dog ate homework
It’s not just an excuse if your dog really DOES eat your homework.
Kids can come up with the most elaborate stories as alibis
for not having completed homework assignments. Sick relatives are one popular
angle, but the most classic tale is, as everyone knows, “the dog ate my
homework.” A US teen has been able to
prove that this is exactly what happened- by providing x-rays of her dog’s
Delicious science snack
Teen Payton Moody had constructed a volcano for a school
science project using chocolate for the mountain and sweets as water, all
pinned securely in place. This yummy snack proved to be too much of a
temptation for her two-year-old yellow Labrador, Reggie, according to ABC News.
Payton’s family rushed the dog to the vet to have him
x-rayed; the slides revealed more than fifty straight pins lodged in his
stomach. The vet also had to deal with the chocolate, as chocolate is toxic for
dogs. Some of the pins were removed orally, the rest via surgery. The happy
ending is that Reggie has since recovered, and Payton still managed to complete her
project in time, getting an A.
Watch: Homework-eating dog via Youtube/ABC News
Sometimes homework is just not completed by kids, but occasionally
a child may have a valid excuse. The trouble is, it often falls on parents to
take responsibility for last-minute project supplies or books left at school.
Almost every parent has had the Sunday night trauma of being asked for empty
cereal boxes and wire for a Monday morning assignment deadline.
Another homework destroyer is less obvious: That healthy
lunch you packed your kid looks great on the kitchen counter, but it had better
be packed in Kevlar: A day spent being bumped around in a school bag can cause
leaky juice bottles and, that horror of horrors, smooshed bananas. If you ask
any teacher they’ll agree that three out of ten homework books come to school
smelling like vrot bananas and are warped from being soaked in juice.
Homework is one of those inevitable tensions. It takes
discipline to find the time to do it and, by the end of a long day, parents can
struggle to find the energy to make sure kids get it done. If you find that
your kids are battling to keep up, you could always get a dog…
Read: 10 ways to make homework easier
What’s the biggest homework disaster your kid has ever had?