Mother goes viral after rewriting her daughter's sexist homework assignment

One mother was so outraged at her child's homework that she decided to take it in her own hands.

Queens, New York resident Lynne Polvino was helping her 6-year-old daughter, Hazel, with a worksheet when she was shocked at the fill-ins she saw.

"I was already feeling pretty frazzled, and when I read the assignment, I almost lost it," she told TODAY.

The sheet, titled "Back At Work," told the story of a mother who was returning to the workforce. Lisa, the daughter, was not at all happy about it.

Polvino, a children's books editor at a publishing house, wanted to do something with her outrage. She told TODAY, "I mean, what decade are we in, anyway? In this day and age, we're going to tell kids that mothers working outside the home makes their children and families unhappy? That fathers don't normally do things like cook and wash the dishes?"

Polvino took to rewriting the assignment, and shared it on Facebook:

In Polvino's rewrite, Lisa and her family worked together and were happy their mother was working. While she didn't send the new sheet to Hazel's teacher, she did email her concerns. The teacher agreed with Polvino and said it would be reviewed in the future.

To Polvino, this sheet points out that working mothers need more support. From their employers to their children's homework, "make it hard to not feel guilty, to not question ourselves." She, however, will continue to work hard -- both at work and at home.

"I love what I do and I've been doing it for a lot longer than I've been a mom, so there was never really any question in my mind about whether I'd keep on doing it when we had kids," she said. "It was more a question of how."

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