Before anyone gets the wrong idea, I love my dad, he’s a great guy, in fact he’s the smartest person I personally know. The trouble is, like many brilliant people, he absolutely sucks as a teacher and quickly loses patience with people who just don’t “get it” as quickly as he does. Including me. So, when I was a kid, he always wound up doing my math homework and science projects for me. I guess he figured that somewhere along the road I’d learn. Boy, was he wrong!
So now, my husband is taking this required writing course for college. My husband isn’t a bad writer, I’ve seen worse, but he really could use some help. He never seems to make a point, and is overly fond of using a large word when a smaller word would do the job better. Tonight, he just finished a paper, and was very proud of it, but the whole time I was reading it, I was re-writing it in my head. After he went to sleep, it was all I could do to stop myself from going into Word and “fixing” it.
It drives me crazy to watch people doing things the wrong way! Of course, I suck as a teacher, and wind up doing the whole thing myself, so that it’s done right. I don’t want to be this way. In fact, I feel pretty lousy about myself. The question is: How do I stop? I need help now, before my son starts school and I wind up spending all my time making models of the solar system.