I was talking to one of my sisters tonight about the great homework battle I wrote about a couple of days ago. Actually, I was asking her some random sewing questions when the subject came up. Maybe I will start calling her Sister Sewer, to distinguish her from Sister Runner. I suppose this means I will have to come up with names for my other sisters as well….She mentioned her own experiences with the homework battle as a parent.
This was while Lucy was knee deep in yet another mountain of homework. When did third grade start getting so intense?!I thought of this reflection:
Your strength in our heartsThis is the mid-day reflection but I feel I need it during homework time.
I need strength during those moments of explaining that writing a “realistic fiction story” does not involve vampires.I need strength explaining that you shouldn’t color in the clip art on a worksheet before you have done the actual work on the worksheet.
I need strength explaining to a certain husband that correcting homework with marker is probably not the best choice.I need strength making it through this last painful worksheet.
I need strength to show patience and kindness.
This post is part of the 31 Day series-Mindful Moments.