Wednesday, June 23, 2010

No more Pencils , No more books...

School ended for my kids last Friday and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't jumping for nine different kinds of joy.

First I shall say the requisite (and true): my kids attend a great school with excellent teachers, are really blossoming as learners and I intend to encourage that in any way I can.


Now that that's out of the way.Let me say it to you all, because we're that kind of honest with each other, right?

Homework sucks!

I thought I'd been freed of nightly homework many moons ago.

Not.So. Every night from September to June, I'd sit alongside of my kids and pour through pages of homework while secretly wanting to rip my hair out (ok, so maybe some of it was mildly fun. But only when I wasn't dog tired from work which is never. And the geometry for 1st graders = sheer torture)

Many a day I prayed for the secret homework fairy (I think she's part of the calgon take me away family) to come and take over. She never did.

But now, I have 2 months of peace and while this summer won't be completely academic free it is homework free and for that I am in hog heaven.

School's out for summer, bitches!

What isn't funnier than an Alice Cooper /Muppet performance?


Yum Yucky said...

ah, yes! homework vacation is a mahhhvelous thing. My teens don't need help anymore, but my other kid starts kindergarten in the fall. So here we go again! ugh.

jerseygirl said...

Love that video. Especially since it just distracted my toddler from a huge tantrum.

Virtualsprite said...

Love the Muppets!

I don't mind homework. I kind of enjoy it, but I loved school myself. I know. I'm weird. I even try to help my teenagers, even though they don't want my help anymore.

Naarski (the Mrs.) said...

I am always afraid of getting to the point of where I won't be able to help my kids with their homework. Will it be 5th grade? LOL!