10 Reasons Homework Sucks

Just a few short weeks ago, I was singing hallelujah choruses that the kids were back in school. Am I stupid or just forgetful? Because, OMG, I must have blocked out just how very much this homework thing sucks.

I mean, of course I'll take it if it means the kids are in school, but still. Is it really necessary?


Here are 10 reasons why homework sucks:

  1. Having to Google second grade math.
  2. Hiding in the corner of the laundry room with your spouse engaging in a best two out of three in Rock, Paper, Scissors for whose turn it is to help with homework tonight.
  3. Losing the battle.
  4. Missing your favorite TV show because you have to sit at the kitchen table and oversee math problems.
  5. Eye rolls, tears, and tantrums ... from parent and child.
  6. New math. As if old math wasn't bad enough.
  7. Repeating, "Are you finished with your homework yet?" a billion times each evening.
  8. Getting notes back from the teacher on all the things wrong with your kid’s homework ... when you helped them with a majority of it.
  9. Realizing that you are not, in fact, smarter than a fifth grader.
  10. Homework kills trees. 

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