I know, no snippet this week. I was all set to come home from work and post one (after hunting one down and immobilising it), but something at work just tweaked that last nerve, and after ranting at my poor coworkers about this I thought I'd share it with you. I work in a library (for those of you who didn't know), but I'm not saying where. I sometimes get asked to help parents help their kids with their homework, no biggie. And because it's February we have parents looking for information/pictures of African American Inventors (sometimes hard to find, but not impossible in most cases). The poor parent who came in today had to create a poster for her child with the picture of the inventor and their invention and we kept drawing blanks when looking for pictures of the inventors. But again par for the course, right? Until she mentioned that her daughter, the child she was helping do this assignment, was four. FOUR YEARS OLD! WTF! Pardon my French, but shouldn't school assignments be made so the child could actually do them? Most four year olds can't use scissors and have to be reminded not to eat the paste (and this teacher wants them to MAKE A Poster?). This is nuts. Why are you giving HomeWork to a 4 year old? Give them coloring sheets, give them storytimes, give them naptimes, and snacks with milk and juice boxes. Aaaah. OKay, my rant is done, thanks for listening. Have a great weekend.