Sunday, September 25, 2016
Mommy Time Out....With Fudge
Today was a day when I needed to take 5. I had to catch my breath, and let myself calm down. Mr. J has trouble with homework. He really dislikes it, and so he lets that get to him and decides he can't do it.
He CAN do it. There isn't even all that much, and it is assigned on Tuesday night to come back on Monday. He has 6 full nights to work on it. Honestly though, if he sat down and focused, he could have the entire assignment done in less than 20 minutes. The amount of work assigned is very doable, he just doesn't want to do it.
This has been an ongoing battle since he started Grade 1. Every year, it ends up with the same fights and the same level of frustration from both of us.
Today, we took a break and went to Toys R Us. He had a gift card from his birthday, and he wanted to buy a board game. When we were done there, we went to Cabelas (it opened last week) to buy his dad a birthday present and get some fudge.
Once we arrived home, he had his back up AGAIN because he had to finish his homework....I decided to take a 5 minutes fudge break. I savoured that piece of fudge and let myself forget all about the homework woes.....until the 5 minutes was up.
He eventually finished and then I kicked the kids outside to play. Nothing like some fresh air and playtime before bed :)