A husband has written into an advice column to share his concerns after his wife decided she wanted to homeschool their kids, due to the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.
His incredibly honest letter was read out on the Dear Prudence podcast by a guest named Violet Allen.
The unnamed man didn’t hold back his thoughts, telling Prudence he thought his partner was “too stupid” to teach their children.
He said: “My wife is too stupid to homeschool our kids.
“Dear Prudence, I feel like a s***heel.
“I have a graduate degree and work in finance. When my wife and I got married we both agreed – and she fully embraced – that she’d be the classic stay at home mum.
“She was literally a beauty school drop out (yes, I remember Grease) but she’s amazing and kind and the woman I knew I wanted to have kids with.
“We compliment each other and it’s a good balance. She helped me in my career and I want only her.”
He goes on to say how they had decided to “coast out” the year during the pandemic to see how things go.
But his wife didn’t like all the uncertainty, so made the decision to start homeschooling their eight and 10-year-old.
However the man didn’t think his wife would make a very good teacher and wouldn’t be able to help with their work.
“Prudie, she can’t do it,” he brutally states.
“They’re already asking normal questions that have to be Googled or ‘wait until Daddy gets home’. It’s not hard stuff, but not everybody is cut out to be a teacher.”
The man adds: “I’m terrified of my kids getting sick or falling behind, but I’m more scared of them being taught by someone who knows little about teaching. Help.”
The podcast host, Danny M. Lavery AKA Prudence, was equally brutal with their response, starting off by saying: “No I won’t help you I don’t like you. I don’t want this guy to receive help, I think his problem is hilarious and mostly of his own creation and I want him to suffer.”
They added: “If your biggest problem is sometimes my kid asks questions that have to be Googled, well good news, there’s Google.”
They went on to suggest that the man didn’t “respect” his wife’s intelligence and that was what was causing this issue.
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