I won’t lie, I hate homework and I think it should be banned. I hate helping the kids do it and I avoid it at all costs, I have even lied and written notes to the teacher with excuses to why the kids have not completed it.
Yes I suck big time at parenting
I have 6 kids so most nights I have 6 of them asking me for help.
The 3 youngest are 5, 6 and 7 and each Friday they get 10 spellings each to learn for the following Thursday.
The 6 and 7-year-old fly through them but the 5-year-old drives me crazy, he just isn’t great with words yet bless him, he can barely read them let alone spell them.
Reading the same words over and over in a book with the 5-year-old, he gets the word once but turn over the page and poof, like magic he has forgotten what it says.
It’s all these crazy phonics things now, you have to spell out the word in these stupids ways, I even confuse myself at times as the way you’re saying it sounds nothing like the blasted word.
Then the 12-year-old asks me to look at his Maths as he doesn’t understand it, doesn’t understand it is a bloody understatement even Einstein would struggle.
I thought Maths was all about numbers so why the hell is X and Y involved and if 5=X and 12=X what is the total of ABC?
How the hell do I know?
Maths didn’t have letters when I was a kid.
I hate homework big time
Then the 13-year-old comes down asking me what year the revolution started, what revolution? And no I have no idea what king did what to whom.
And no I have no idea what king did what to whom.
I really don’t care either and what is is she needs to know about this King? Well, that’s the problem she can’t remember which King it was as she was rushing at the end of class and didn’t write it down, can I just Google it.
Well, that’s the problem she can’t remember which King it was as she was rushing at the end of class and didn’t write it down, can I just Google it.
Yes, I can use bloody Google but there is a huge list of Kings, how do I know which one she wants if she doesn’t know?
Then there’s the 17-year-old in college and her work is just beyond me, I am thankful she’s got brains and doesn’t need my input much, but thank god for Google I say.
I tell her I will write a letter explaining we couldn’t do that piece as she didn’t write it down and could she have extra time. I seem to do this a lot.
Then there’s the homework argument
“Mum can I go out?” a child asks
“Have you got homework?” I reply
“No,” they tell me convincingly
Then 10 pm comes, just when I am about to enjoy a bath the teen who had no homework will sheepishly pop their head around the bathroom door, just as I am sinking into the bubbles and relaxing and will say ” Mum can you help me with my homework?
What are you joking?
I hate homework and think it should be banned.
I mean they are at school 5 days a week for 6.5 hours, don’t they get enough work to do then?
We have had to cancel outings because of homework
I have made plans to have days out but had to cancel as a certain child has homework to complete and it must be in or they will get a detention, don’t teachers think kids should have a day off and enjoy some family fun, we can hardly go away for the weekend when they have homework to do can I.
That would be bad parenting
All the excuses I made to the teachers myself when I was a kid about why my homework was late is the same ones I am using with my kids teachers
Why the kids have not done their homework excuses
- The dog ate it
- They have done it, it’s at home, they have lost it
- They don’t understand can you do it with them at school
- They typed it all up ready but we have run out of ink
- They have been throwing up all weekend
- They stayed at their dads and forgot to take it
- I left it at school and didn’t bring it home
Yes alright I know how important education is and yes I should be encouraging my kids to learn as much as possible but come on give me a break, just one weekend with no homework, isn’t a lot to ask.
I hate homework do you?