A New York mum is finding herself the centre of fast and fierce viral fame after amending her daughter’s rather sexist homework task.
Lynne Polvino’s six-year-old daughter Hazel was tasked with an otherwise innocent looking homework sheet that asked her to fill in the blanks to create a story.
It started a little bit like this: “Lisa was not happy. Her mother was back at work,” before going on to insinuate Lisa’s life was chaotic and lonely after her mum decided to return to work.
It went on:
“Lisa did not like her day at school. On the way home, she thought about it. ‘I wonder what time mommy will come home. I will be lonely at home.’
But when Lisa arrived at home, there was her mother. ‘I leave the office early so we can be together after school,’ she said. Lisa feels fine now.
Unimpressed with the message the task was communicating with her daughter, Polvino went about amending the project.
"Lisa was happy. Her mother was back at work," it began.