I hated it when it was mine and I totally hate it now that it is my kids problem.
Not to mention that "parent projects" make me crazy... you know, the ones the kids forget to tell you about until the night before.
"Um... mom... I forgot, I gotta re-invent the wheel by morning."
On top of all this is the fact that I have no support from the "Duke" on this subject. I doubt he ever did a lick of homework that didn't have to do with beer or training bras.
He never remembers to remind the kids about it. If I'm gone for the night I can be so sure that when I return homework won't even be on the radar. I think it is too much work for him to want to put up the fight. He would rather pretend it doesn't exist.
Until of course the report card comes in and then the boys better represent. How does that work? Don't we have to guide them and show them what is expected?
So every night its the same thing.
Chief: "Who has homework"
Chief: "Hello? It's time for homework"
Chief: "If I don't see two kids at the table right now... buried in math books I am going to start busting someone's balls! And Im starting with you, Duke."
and then there is a quick shuffle of papers and scratching of pencils and Duke puts on his athletic supporter for one more night of high octane parenting.
small print: this is not really Duke... how I know this is Duke is bald.
Disclaimer: I love My husband for all he does that does not make me crazy. Which is a lot.
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