I hate when it’s time for my kids to do homework. I know plenty of parents that feel the same. I feel bad because I was the inflictor of the pain for many years.
So many things have lead to this deep hatred. Where do I begin?
My kids have the shortest attention span know to man.
This is when the arguments start; no matter how small it is, you would think the world is going to come to an end.
Someone is going to yell at another one and it’s going to escalate to epic proportions.
At least one kid will go on a 20 minute hunt for an eraser.
I can never find a pencil, no matter how many I buy.
A flea fart will distract them and throw them completely off topic, making homework time go on way longer than it should.
Someone always needs a drink or a snack.
The dog will come around needing something (to eat, go outside or just sit on my lap).
It can take well over an hour, and I can’t do anything else during this time because one or all of them needs me to sit there the entire time.
I constantly repeat myself. I constantly repeat myself.
I end up wanting to tear my hair out.
Someone’s not going to have a clue what that paper is for or what to do with it.
That paper one of the kids was just writing on is going to disappear into thin air and we ALL will have to hunt it down. It will end up in another room, one that we weren’t even in (see haunted house post).
I know that homework is going to be a fact of life for the next ten years and there’s nothing I can do about it. I just hope that as they get older, they will be able to pull themselves together and get it done without the drama.
Please tell me I’m not the only one.