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homework, the bane of our very existence

February 22nd, 2010

me to the kids in the car on the way home: “I want to make you as miserable every day about doing your homework as you make me miserable every frickin’ day about not doing your homework, see?”

the kids (silently to each other): Don’t make eye contact with that woman, we’ll be fine.

i rock at motherhood.



  1. Nan says

    HA! Good one. Is there a ‘homework club’ at school? I sent mine to one for a while, it made us all love one another again. Or, PAY someone to do it with them. I’d do that.

    England rocks. Barely any homework!

    February 23rd, 2010 | #

  2. The Other Laura says

    Ha! Max is a lot more cooperative about homework when he gets a little time to unwind before we dive in.

    February 23rd, 2010 | #

  3. LIB says

    You DO rock at motherhood! That was very well played.

    February 23rd, 2010 | #

  4. WackyMummy says

    That’s just too funny! I can’t wait until it’s my turn. All these cool little tricks I’m learning…. ;)

    February 23rd, 2010 | #

  5. Jennymcb says

    Frick, really? My F word lacked the r and i, by third son, I just don’t care as long as there are A’s and B’s only on the report card. I spent too much time worrying about it with #1 who is now a an over achiever and #2 who works on his own time, so it’s not worth sweating over. (Wish I could have a do over with some of my child rearing years)

    February 23rd, 2010 | #

  6. Wacky Mommy says

    Nan, they have homework club for the older kids, not the younger ones. So WTH would i do w/ younger one? America sucks with all the homework. TOL, if they unwind, then they rebel harder. They are in cahoots. We do a snack, a little chill-out, suddenly it’s… eight o’clock?? Lib, thank you, thank you. Other WM, everything I do you should do the reverse of and you’ll be fine, haha. Jennymcb, I think I actually said “freakin'” haha. Yeah, i need to not sweat it. Most weeks I just draw a line thru 90 percent of the homework and write a note saying, This was as much as we were able to get through, sorry. Their teachers are super-nice.

    February 23rd, 2010 | #

  7. Zipdodah says

    “Mom, I left my two biology packets in home economics today, and I think one of them got baked into my souffle!” (grin grin)
    This was after I asked daughter #2 where her biology homework was. Her homework this weekend, besides the biology, will be making mom a cheese souffle!

    February 25th, 2010 | #

  8. Vixen says

    That is the greatest line EVER, WM. Why didn’t you give it to me a few years ago?

    March 2nd, 2010 | #

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