Meet the Children

School and Homework

July 14, 2014

I’ve never been a big fan of homework. So when both Blake and Nakayla came home with letters informing me of activities we can do together during the June school holidays, complete with a deadline for a Show and Tell, my mind switched off completely. It’s homework.

And I had forgotten all about it, until one day after the date of submission.

That morning, when I dropped both children off at school, Nakayla’s form teacher asked, “Did you forget to bring her homework?” in a really friendly tone.


That night, I rushed home and dug out all their letters. I found Nakayla’s, but realize I lost Blake’s. I quickly messaged his form teacher, and she replied with the homework, followed by, “Why didn’t you do it sooner?”

Double oops.

Once I knew what the homework were, I got down to doing them with the children, with added help from the husband.

Turns out, that one hour spent working on their homework was relatively fun! Haha!

One of Nakayla’s homework include taking a picture of us reading a book together, and doing a review of the experience.

Blake happily acted out scenes while I snapped photos for his own DIY storybook!

Maybe I should stop having such aversion towards homework. Maybe by doing so, my children will enjoy doing homework – much more than I did, I hope. That would be the best case scenario, right?

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