Is it just me or is homework getting more and more complex?
Seriously, when you have to Google Venn Diagram for your 5-year-old’s pumpkin versus apple homework, you know you’re screwed. What happened to picture books and finger painting and show and tell?
Wait…that was preschool.
Welcome to the real world mom, I mean kids.
Both my girls have quite a bit of homework and I am usually on them like a hawk to get it completed. My 5-year-old’s homework comes home on Monday and is due on Friday. Thankfully she is the kind of kid who wants to go ahead and knock as much of it out as possible in one sitting. My 3rd grader’s homework is due daily, but the workload is not too bad.
Last week Miss A, my youngest, came home with several sheets of homework. I’ll blame pre-Halloween ADD, mine not hers, (oh LOOK a Butterfinger!) but she didn’t complete all her worksheets by Friday. I took one glance at her Venn Diagram assignment and promptly la la la’d it out of my mind. Really if I have to start researching her homework at this level then I am in BIG trouble by the time she and her sister are in middle school. I was a print journalism and sociology major in college for John Venn’s sake! I took basic math in college and skipped right past trigonometry in high school. Math is not my forte, unless it involves calculating how much I’m saving at TJ Maxx on a pair of jeans. Her teacher sent the incomplete sheet home the next day with a handwritten note that it was due as she was grading this particular assignment. She was kind enough to include her phone number and wrote me a note telling me she was available if I had any questions. I guess she had a feeling that I needed help.
Thankfully I married a computer geek and as a back up I also have mad Google skills.
Single ladies the moral of this story is when seeking out a husband, it helps to marry smart. Otherwise prepare to pursue your doctorate just so you can keep up with your 5-year-old’s assignments. We won’t even discuss the dreaded 4th grade family tree assignment I’ve heard nightmare stories about from other parents. I’ve got another year to stress out about that one with Miss C.
I guess I’ll be the mom sitting in the corner coloring, watching Sponge Bob, and sipping wine with my graham crackers after school while my husband rechecks my kids’ homework.
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