Funny thing about homework: As kids, we can't wait to grow up and never have to do homework again. Then we grow up and find out -- oh no! -- homework is even more horrific when you have kids of your own!
Why? Well, for a variety of reasons; chief among them: Homework sucks, and your kids don't want to do it anymore than you want to make them do it. Throw hunger, fatigue, and a few infuriatingly newfangled math concepts into the mix and you've got the makings of a nightmare!
In my experience, there are 5 distinct phases to the exasperating experience that is "helping" your child with his homework. Click through -- bet you'll recognize a few!
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Okay. You can do this. You made it through school, right? You're totally qualified! But not if fractions are involved. Cause who remembers that sh*t?? Oh god, please no fractions ...