Homework and Life

My son doesn’t understand what it is like to have homework.

He is seven – almost eight – and finishing up second grade.

He attends a virtual charter school where we very much function as a homeschooling family.

He knows that school work goes until it is done.

He understands working ahead to take a day off.

He understands that some subjects take longer than others.

He doesn’t understand why his friends can’t play in the evening because of homework.

I told him the other day: “Homework just gets in the way of life.”

Now he is repeating it to me about everything.

“Vision therapy just gets in the way of life” is his favorite one to say right now.

And now I must interrupt his break between lessons (as I write this on Monday afternoon).

Because we don’t want homework tonight.

Homework just gets in the way of life!

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3 thoughts on “Homework and Life

  1. pamelahodges says:

    I love the idea of working ahead to get a day off. Brilliant. I just never seem to take of a day off. A pause to enjoy. One day soon I hope to put mud in my pockets.

  2. Maria says:

    Ugh. Homework. You know well how I feel about that. As my kids get more, I tend to give less at work.

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