Making a Mountain Out of a Molehill: Adventures in Idioms and Homework

Friday was a dramatic day at our house. The cause was an in-class assignment on idioms.

Was it really about idioms? I have no idea.

It could have simply been

Add subtitle textYou see, a friend of hers picked “A Piece of Cake”, which meant that MaM could not draw the fancy piece of cake she’d been daydreaming about. At first,  I thought she was pulling my leg. She was not.

After regrouping, and a trip to Meijer for new markers ( the silver lining), she was ready for the heavy lifting.

She ended up choosing “Keep your eye on her,”, and illustrated the literal meaning with a huge, bloodshot eyeball.

Keep an

Then she wrote an apology to her teacher, and I really think she went the extra mile:

Dear Ms. G, I am sorry for crying over (1)

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