Remember how much it sucked to do homework? Well, I’m a mom with a first grader who has homework almost every night and let me assure you, it still sucks. For me, helping with homework is just as bad as doing homework. I don’t care how many nickels Jack will have if he spends 30 cents. I’m old and I want to lay on my bed and play Words with Friends on my iPad.
I know that this is not a sentiment that I should share at the next PTA meeting (not that I go, but if I did…) but I can’t help it. And honestly, I think that if we could break into people’s minds, we’d find that every parent feels this way—even the super-nerdy ones.
I too want better public schools for my kids, but does it have to mean a part-time job acting out spelling words in a game of charades? Can’t we just agree as a society to put homework off for a couple of years?
Help me…I’m so tired.