I am so worried about it.

The teachers’ negative reactions.

The lowering of grades.

The friends’ false sympathy and secret mirth.

Do these educators realise how stressful all this is?

Do they know that school just doesn’t work at home?

And, do they see me crying over the empty screens?

No they don’t.

And, fortunately, they also don’t witness me, yet again, move the mouse and start my daughter’s tasks, whilst she’s downstairs watching Netflix.


Originally published: Paragraph Planet