To all the teachers of elementary school and junior high school.
I am writing this to you in a desperate fit of anxiety. I am a 43 year old mother of 3. I have a 3rd, 6th and 8th grader. I just wanted to share that in all fairness, I have been through Grades k - 12 as well as college. I have finished the former mentioned education in the year of our Lord Nineteen hundred and ninety. I was even ambitious enough to take 8 more college courses 5 years later in 1995. I find myself some ought 15 years later entrenched in nightly rudimentary and new wave school work sessions. Although I have improved my spelling, grammar, reading aloud, history knowledge, math skills along with other topics I am too tired to remember, I find it has encumbered me beyond reason.
My day begins with remembering if homework has been finished, writing notes to teachers with follow up questions, concerns and explanations regarding homework. Then I move onto my day to day homemaking in fear of the 4:00 hour. At this time, the ritualistic purging of my children takes on a life of it's own. "What is your homework?" "When is it due?" and on and on. Then we move onto the panic hours. The dreaded after supper time. This is a 3 hour session of doing homework, printing out homework, crafting homework, and reviewing homework. And lastly, it is the worst of all sound that comes at around 10PM...... "Mom.. um.. I forgot about (you fill in the blank) it's due tomorrow and I totally forgot about it."
I am throwing myself on the mercy of the schools. I don't have the answer, but I sure do have a problem. I may be the only one out there that feels this way. If so, I expect extra special treatment. If I am not, please take my plea seriously, and that is as follows.... REMEMBER I HAVE DONE THIS BEFORE. PLEASE LEAVE ME OUT OF THE HOMEWORK SCENE.
Hanging my a thread.