They say you reap what you sew..and as a parent, you get back tenfold for what you did as a kid.. I’ve been rolling this around in my head the last couple days.. What if you and your spouse are complete opposites?.. Because you know, opposites attract, right? Suppose one parent took school work seriously, not nerdy seriously..never nerdy seriously :).. but, As & Bs seriously.. and the other parent was more concerned with, let’s say, shooting birds out of trees and bottle rocket fights.. Then what? Should the parents get back only fivefold? Or maybe it becomes a ‘luck of the draw’ type of thing?
You see, we’re overwhelmed with homework..not because Goose’s teacher gives too much but, because our child is more concerned with.. Well, I’m not sure what she’s more concerned with.. she won’t say.. She just gives me a line of, “I’m slow Mommy..and I just don’t have time to finish all this in class”…
Her teacher used to make her stay in at recess to complete the things she didn’t get done.. but I think now even she is tired of fooling with this nonsense. So the work comes home.. Maybe her teacher is hoping we’ll give her an ear full for her lack of effort… Oh how Goose has received several ears full..so much so that I think it’s starting to come out her nose. And, there’s not much to take away from her.. she already spends most of her free-time doing homework..
So…What to do? What to do? Hmmm. I’m at a loss.. this whole ‘stare into space, not caring much at all’ attitude is foreign to me. Remember, I was the nerd..
I’m thinking about calling in “The Sub“..that’s Hubby. This is extreme! Goose always breaks down and cries and I have a hard time keeping my nose out of their business… but, you know, he was the one worried about birds and bottle rockets.. It’s tenfold..right? Or maybe just fivefold?? Or was it the luck of the draw???
Again, just rolling this around in my head.