Monday, March 2, 2009

Homework Battles

In this corner.....Marielle
In that corner.....Daddy

Daddy says that Marielle must say her spelling words before she starts writing them.
Marielle starts writing.
Daddy takes the page away.
Marielle starts whining.
Daddy says that she must say the words before she writes them.
Marielle yells, "I don't like you, Daddy!"
Daddy says, "Well, I don't like the way you are behaving, either. So we're even."

They both stop and look at me. (Because, they know, of course, that Mommy has infinite wisdom.) Mommy proves their point, as she smiles and quickly leaves the room.

There is no way I'm going to get in the middle of that!!!!


  1. ...who won?

    Once I had a 3rd grader shout he hated me when I called him "out" in 4 square...all the other kids looked up like, what will she do now? Really, what was I going to do, send him to the principal and say, "Well he said he hated me!" So I told him he didn't have to like me but he was still out and to go to the end of the line regardless. Too funny!

  2. Let's just say the homework got done and someone didn't get to take a walk in the rain like she wanted to.