Just One of Those Days
Yesterday afternoon as my son sat down to do his homework he began to whine and complain about how he had seven math pages to do and how he got in trouble for not doing his math homework the night before. The best part was when he told my husband and I that it was our fault because we had a wrestling dinner meeting and he did not have enough time to do homework the day before.
At this point my blood began to boil because I can recall he said he had no homework and he proceeded to play on his DS for almost an hour before we left for the meeting.
As if things couldn’t get worse my husband began to check his work and it was not only not legible but there were a bunch of wrong answers on math problems he learn at least two years ago.
These are those moments as a mom (or dad) when you have to take everything one step at a time. I also reminded my son that it was his responsibility to do his homework and not ours. I know third grade might be a little young to learn this but no one reminds me to do my homework.
All and all the night was long and thankfully there was no yelling but who knew as a parent homework time could be such a challenge. I thought by having a routine things would be easier by now but what I am learning is that some times kids just want to slack off like adults… yes there are plenty of times that I wait until the last-minute to get things done for school and work.
So, lots of deep breaths and prayers make a difference and also allowing Lucas to feel the consequences at school may do the trick. Having to write sentences and getting a check by his name just might be the thing to get him to learn and try harder because let me tell you there was a part of me that wanted to stick up for my son… his homework went from none for two months to 3-4 pages a night… no slow increase but I digress and I am learning there are certain times he just has to deal with his choices.
Ladies do NOT allow homework time to be stressful and annoying… instead make yourself a cup of coffee and give a lot of grace.