When it comes to homework, my daughters procrastinate, whinge, ‘accidentally’ leave their homework book at school, say they’re too tired… You name it, there’s always an excuse.
The other day, when it was time for my daughter to do her homework, she refused. Her sister was home sick watching TV and she wanted to watch TV too.
“You can watch TV once you’ve finished your homework,” I said.
“I don’t want to do my homework.”
“Then I’ll have to turn off the TV.”
“That’s not fair!”
“It’s not fair on your sister. She shouldn’t miss out because you won’t do your work.”
“Okay! I’ll do it!”
She picked up her pen and got to work. I left the room and when I returned five minutes later, she slammed her homework book closed and jumped on the sofa to catch the end of My Little Pony.
“Did you do your homework?” I asked.
“Yes,” she said, her eyes glued to the television.
A week later, I flicked through her homework book and found her supposedly complete work.
I guess it was better than her homework attempt the week prior.
The task was to ‘Draw and write about a surprise that happened to you or someone you know.’
My daughter’s answer:
I put a fart cushion under her butt.
Thank God her teacher has a good sense of humour.