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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

I am going to loooose it and it isn't even my HOMEWORK

I am about to have a mid-life crisis, breakdown, something over homework. I can’t take it anymore, I am truly going crazy. The girls have been bringing home an obscene amount of homework every night for the last few weeks and I am losing my mind. First of all, I don’t ever remember having this much homework in my life, not even in high-school or maybe I just never did it, I don’t know. My kids have no time to play and relax, breathe and I can’t stand it. I am so frustrated, I mean, for the last two weeks we have been up until at least 10, but some nights until 11 and it CRAZY.

As you can tell I am really bothered by all this and there could be a couple things adding to my frustration;

#1 trying to quit smoking (I have had a few breakdowns, but I am still trying)
#2 no time for ME
#3 not having all the answers( the teachers send home worksheets with about 20 problems and nothing to find the answers, WTF…kids told me they are just suppose to know it, well how in the hell am I just suppose to check it????? This really fires me up!!!!!!!!!!)
#4 no 11 yr old should have a project due, a test to study for, 2 pages of social studies, three pages of math, two sheet of science, 1 page in English workbook and a packet of reading to do in ONE night, ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#5 I have to keep my composure and be supportive and pretend like this isn’t crazy so my daughters aren’t frustrated or asking questions, for them it just is and they don’t know different

So, this is my life go to work come home, review homework list, cook dinner, sit and relax for all of five minutes and start on assisting with homework for the next 3-4 hours, then tuck the kids in and get them ready for bed, everything put away and try to find a few minutes for myself before going to sleep and waking up to do it all over again. I mean I used to look forward to the weekends, but they are even sending homework packets of 50 pages home on Fridays too.

I think I am also irritated that 70% of the kids have a non-working parent in the home which if I was home at 330 instead of 530 it could make a big difference. I know I chose to have them on my own and I have dealt with this for all these years. I am so scared for next year will hold when they go to middle school. Please send me a sanity pill or something!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HELP!!! (oh, Rich, no way in hell I can even take one class right now if things are going to continue like this!!!!! I am proud of you though regardless, good job, please drive down and HELP my kids!!!!)

5 Comments:

  • I hated homework, it's just stupid busywork, a way for teachers to push off teaching onto the parent or the kids themselves. Seriously, when I am a teacher, I am NEVER giving homework EVER.

    (harms you could get away with doing your schoolwork at work/work)

    By Anonymous Rich, At 6:33 PM  

  • Wow, I don't ever remember having that much homework either. Are you sure they haven't been assigned this stuff more in advance and are just waiting till last minute? Insane. Make Rich move in w/you and home school them.

    By Blogger Claudette, At 10:54 AM  

  • Eeep! I am going to be so umprepared if I ever bear children.

    By Blogger Marci (aka Baby Banana), At 5:57 PM  

  • I am going to hire a nanny after getting knocked up by a super wealthy hottie who can then disappear after forking over several million in order to not have to have anything to do with his daughter because if I raise a kid alone, I want a girl.

    By Blogger Buggie, At 6:49 PM  

  • Cluss-I check their assignment books EVERYday, so I know when they are given homework, it is just that crazy. I talked to some of the other parents too and I am not alone in this battle. 1 more month, I never knew I would again be counting down the days until school is over.

    Mish - It's so hard and when I say they send nothing home with direction as to how to figure out the problems and answers, I mean Nada. I spend more time on the internet searching history stuff and how to do certain types of math then anything else. It's only going to get worse, so prepare yourself

    Bug - you better hire a teacher/tutor, or a brilliant nanny, cause this stuff is not fun. Daughter's are WONDERFUL, I love mine.

    Rich - you want to move in and homeschool, you can live rent free and have fun with 5 children, 1 on the way and three crazy adults ;) Come join our family!!

    By Blogger Harmony, At 9:32 AM  

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