One of them thinks homework is annoying. The other thinks it's the coolest thing ever. Want to guess which attitude belongs to which child?
This weekend's assignment involved cutting out letters and gluing them in their appropriate spot on the assignment sheet to spell the correct words. "Cutting is my worst kind of homework!" AJ exclaimed in frustration. (I'll be sure to remind him of that in high school when he's complaining about math and science assignments.)
Meanwhile, Sydney associates any project done at the dining room table as being homework. She quite frequently will run to her chair announcing, "I have to do homework!"
Perhaps empathizing with her big brother, on this day Sydney also seemed to be struggling. "It's too hard," she told me. Noting that she was just coloring, I asked what was so hard. The problem? The pink marker was almost out of ink. Switching to purple solved the problem.
If only all future homework issues could be resolved so easily!