Poor Mummy was tired and Daddy was vexed.
And really they did not know what to do next.
The translation in French was too tough for them both,
But to admit to defeat they really were loathe.
They browsed through the dictionary, page after page,
Trying to find the French word for cage;
And when they had found it proceeded with haste,
For to waste all their evening was not to their taste.
At last it was finished, but Daddy was cross,
He said he was really quite at a loss,
To know why their help was sought every night.
Homework for parents is really NOT RIGHT!