Monday, August 30, 2010
I Hate Homework!
Way back in May of 2009, Mom and Dad were out here from Idaho and we were all having breakfast at IHOP. One of Dad's cousins was there with her college aged son. I remember asking her, "How long before you stop cutting up their food?" as I passed my daughters newly cut plate of food to her. I still had my little secret growing in my belly and I still had to cut my son's plate of food, but I was starving! The thought did cross my mind that if I could get The Olders to cut their own food before The Newest was ready to eat table food that maybe there would come a day that I was once again, even briefly, eating hot meals! So tonight while The Poddest of Pods was sitting at the table doing homework, I was reflecting on the very real shock I had one day realizing that when your kids bring home homework, they are really, in effect, giving you 12 more years of homework. 13 if you count kindergarten! And it gets old fast. And if you consider that Jack will go to school when he's 3, that's 15 more years of homework. I did my dues when I went to school. Why do I have to do it again? I guess because I'm The Mommy, that's why. Crap!