11 Stages Of Homework…

1. Optimism:  With any luck they didn’t get much homework today and your kid will be in any way co-operative. 

2. Fear:  There’s a report to be written. There’s loads and loads of lines to fill. Loads. 

3. Terror:  He’s complaining and he hasn’t even started yet.

4. Aggravation:  He got to line 2 before he stopped to pick a rubber to bits and play with a piece of string.

5. Arguments:  You’re going to kill each other. You are actually going to kill each other. You need to leave the room.

6. Rage:   HOW HAS HE ONLY WRITTEN 3 WORDS SINCE YOU CAME BACK TO CHECK ON HIS PROGESS?? AND WTF IS THE POINT OF HOMEWORK ANYWAY WHEN THEY’VE BEEN IN SCHOOL ALL DAY!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH!

7. Despair:  When will it ever end?? Nobody deserves this torture! 

8. Acceptance:   This is not going to be his best work and you don’t really give a shit anymore. Just write a couple of sentences and go. GO! 

9. Trauma:   You need a glass of wine after that. 

10. Relief:   It’s all over. We did it. It’s done..

11. Heartbreak:  Until tomorrow when you’ll do it all again…….!  

 

 

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4 Comments

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  2. ShinnersandtheBrood

    September 22, 2016 at 11:13 am

    It’s torture. And I only have one senior infant. Can’t imagine the volumes of wine that will have to be consumed when I am battling with all three! I’m all about no. 8 btw! Quality control is poor when mom is at the end of her tether!

    1. confessionsofanirishmammy

      September 22, 2016 at 12:43 pm

      Actually I’m finding 2nd class homework better than 1st Snr and Junior infants funny enough!! And the youngest is DEFO getting less homework than the eldest got in snr infants. Still a royal pain in the ass though. Zero enthusiasm for it

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