The kids are starting back to school and they have been complaining about how boring school is and that they don’t want to go because they hate homework. Typical stuff.
But I think I get to be the one to complain about them going back to school.
You see, during the summer they go to camp most weeks and it’s fun for them and frankly, less work for me. I have to get their lunches together in the morning and help with sunscreen and stuff like that but that is pretty much it for prep work.
School brings tons more work for me. The lunches are still there but add to that keeping track of the paperwork that comes home and goes back. So much paper. Field trip forms. Volunteer forms. Papers telling me what they have to bring when.
I have to make sure they are doing their homework and that the homework gets back into the backpacks. Make sure they don’t wait until the last minute for projects.
It is a neverending addition of To-Do items to an already full To-Do list. Which, of course, ups the ante on my anxiety. Increases the stress level.
Yeah, I am going to miss summer. Homework sucks.