I hate homework and feel kids should not have any

Homework for k5 is really just homework for parents, isn’t it? I think I am doing quite well so far. I even got a smiley face on Luke’s paper yesterday.

Tonight,  he didn’t know how to write Buzz Lightyear, but since that is his favorite toy, he needed to write it in the “about me” section of his workbook. Why could he have not said “car” when I asked him what his favorite toy was?  Buzz Lightyear…seriously? That word is so looooonng. Do you know how long it takes a 5 year old to write out Buzz Lightyear?  b…………u…………z……………z……………l……………..i……….g……….h……..

But it didn’t stop there. When I got to Zoe and asked her the question of “what is your favorite toy”. I sit hoping for all things holy that ”doll” is the answer. Because it’s short. And because she knows how to write d’s, o’s, and l’s.  But do I get doll? Oh nooooo, I get Tinkerbell.

“Wade, what is your favorite animal?” He replies, “Dinosaur”. Good grief, what about dog or cat? Don’t all kids like dogs and cats?

d…………i…………n………..o……….s……..a…….

Do you know what other homework I have in addition to the 2 worksheets per child ( making 6 total worksheets for me each night)? I get to read 20 minutes. Every night. They gave me a calendar to fill out and sign and on September 30 I must return it. It must show I have read 400 minutes.

Have you ever read to 3 five year olds after they’ve been at school all day? They’re tired of sitting still and they’re even more tired of each other. Disasterous combination. I’m trying to be all perky and cute as I try to talk like the spastic flying vulture that is trying to keep Eli the lion from getting hunted down and killed my the Zoobanga men with spears. (what kind of children’s book is this??)

Anyway – my point is….I’m against homework. Leave it at school. Or maybe just give me 2 sheets to do for the week, instead of 10. And maybe let me read stories when I want to read stories. Because tonight? I did not want to read.

Have a good evening – and I am hoping you are not still helping your child with homework at 9 :08 PM. You should have finished at 9 PM, like I just did.

Hey widdle lion, I your sweetsy deatsy vulture you widdle cutie pooty ting…WATCH OUT! The big mean men are going to hunt you down and stab you with a spear!

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