Friday, September 07, 2012
I have this really bad habit of not making my girls do their homework right after school. As a full time student myself by the time we all get home in the afternoon I've had it with learning. So I tend to let them go to the neighbors or have the entire neighborhood at my house until dinnertime and then sit down to homework time. Last night my 1st grader was the only one with homework so I decided we could do it this morning before school. She's really good about waking up and it wasn't a hard assignment so no big deal right? Well it wouldn't have been if this Mommy hadn't stayed up until after midnight playing on SparkPeople and Facebook and then slept through the alarm. So 20 minutes before the bus is due I'm shaking people awake and rushing around to get everyone ready. Now before the school year even started we went through the closet and I told each girl to pull out what the didn't like or no longer fit. Enter my pms-y 9 year old who almost has a meltdown bc she doesn't like the first pants I grabbed for her. Then pair 2 doesn't fit. Mommy is almost ready to have a meltdown by the time she gets out to the kitchen to help the 7 year old with homework. The sweet 7 year old who quietly got dressed, brushed her hair and teeth, and waited patiently for me to get done with her prima donna sister. I tell her to go get some crayons so we can complete her sheet and she asks me to do it. I snap. I snap hard.I scream at her to go get her crayons or while she's at school I'm gonna throw away every crayon in the house. And before Iknow it she's crying and then I'm crying. Bad mommy moment.
So we manage to get through the homework together and drive to school on time. As she gets out of the car I say I love you and she says I know. i say no I really really love you. She just rolls her eyes at me. Think maybe after school we'll go to the store for a treat. Maybe I'll buy her some new crayons :)