Surprise #474 about kindergarten. Kindergartners have homework. Every night there are two pages of homework that have to be done, for a package of 10 that have to be turned in each Monday.

What. The. F…..

The first day was okay.  Painful, but okay. It took about an hour longer than it should have but it was done.

The second day I said “M, it’s time to do your homework.” She said, “I don’t want to.”

And that is the routine we’ve acted out nightly. There are nights that Real Estate Dad and I are just too tired or annoyed to fight with her. I tried telling her that this is the first of many many nights of homework and she got pissed. And you know what? I don’t blame her one stinking bit.

Who the hell decided kids in kindergarten should have homework? My forehead is crinkling right now even typing that out because it pisses me off. Homework for kindergartners is really just homework for the parents and no. Just no. I’m way too busy to spend hours of time begging and coaxing and then helping with the homework. I don’t think I had homework until maybe 4th grade. I can’t even remember but I know it wasn’t kindergarten.

Argh. School