Homework is hard. It's boring. It's more work for young kids brains on top of the work they've already done in schools. Research from around the world has shown that it's not really that effective, and many of the world's highest ranking nations and schools have begun to do away with the idea of it entirely. None of that is going to help this little boy get out of having to do it for the time being, so the little mastermind called in some backup - from Alexa.
Yerelyn Cueva caught her son, Jariel, asking Alexa what the answers were for his math homework. She picked up her phone and recorded it on video, then posted the clip on Twitter jokingly asking if she should punish him now or later. The video took off! At the point of this article, the brief clip has over 8 million views and thousands of comments and shares.
Check it out.
Lmfao should i whoop him now or later https://t.co/mZEJsWWn4W— Yerelyn (@Yerelyn)1545349356.0
People were honestly kind of impressed.
@spanishbarbie22 reward that man for being a young genius and finesser— TIM TAYLOR (@TIM TAYLOR)1545357410.0
@local_fee @spanishbarbie22 einstien once said ‘why would i waste my time memorizing what is in that book when i ca… https://t.co/cTVHT7OTTW— Russian Bot🇷🇺🇷🇺 (@Russian Bot🇷🇺🇷🇺)1545371626.0
@spanishbarbie22 Nope give him his diploma cause he already graduated from the school of finesse!— Idris Elbum (@Idris Elbum)1545357932.0
@spanishbarbie22 Tell him what he did is wrong but give him a cookie for being smart as shit that’s a true finesser https://t.co/Tv30c07HQx— A West (@A West)1545402195.0
@spanishbarbie22 @BoBundyy It’s called “using your resources”— oovoo javer* 🎪🦋 (@oovoo javer* 🎪🦋)1545365728.0
@spanishbarbie22 He working smarter not harder.— Timi O (@Timi O)1545400905.0
@spanishbarbie22 That man just using the resources surrounding him. Can’t even get mad lol— Ny (@Ny)1545406570.0
@spanishbarbie22 Shouldn’t whoop him at all. Let the smart kid use his resources.— Country Black (@Country Black)1545583864.0
@spanishbarbie22 @HxrperJefe So you give the man tools and expect him not use em? The kid used what he had around him reward him— Darius Dewayne (@Darius Dewayne)1545422602.0
A few people posed concerns about mom's comment.
@spanishbarbie22 @Young__Simba17 Whoop yoself for not takin the time to teach your kid you mad cause he finding the answers his own way— Hiei JiKaShiFu (@Hiei JiKaShiFu)1545436974.0
@spanishbarbie22 Why beat him for using his resources?— Wins & Losses 🙅🏾♂️ (@Wins & Losses 🙅🏾♂️)1545377615.0
@lameandpretty @spanishbarbie22 @im_delaperriere Exactly. She better not have punished him for this...it could ruin… https://t.co/P73lhYFhBB— Asshole Jesus (@Asshole Jesus)1545492299.0
While there's no evidence that mom was serious about handing out whoopings, that little boy is absolutely serious about working his resources to his advantage, and for that we kind of have to tip our hats to him.
People may scoff at it now for simple subtraction, but as he gets older this sort of thing will absolutely come in handy. Knowing how to find the answers when you don't know the answers is one of the most useful kinds of intelligence a person can have - and this kid's clearly a genius.