It’s Working Mommy Wednesday. The school year is in full swing. And I can barely keep up. Parent homework. Forms. Packing lunches. Juggling schedules. School fundraisers. Snack duty. More forms.
Not to mention my kids’ multiple after-school activities. It’s simply exhausting.
Remember when we were kids – and we actually did our own homework? Today, it’s impossible for parents to keep up.
I know, I know. It’s good for parents to be involved. But let’s think about life when we were kids.
- My parents never had to check my homework every night or sign a “homework log.” I had to do it myself.
- My parents never got involved in school fundraisers. I went door to door and sold candy bars (ok, maybe they bought a few bars from me).
- My parents didn’t drop me off in front of the school or walk me to my classroom. I took the bus.
- My parents never volunteered in my classroom. (No, my mom wasn’t the room mother.)
What happened to those lines?
Parents, are you a bit overwhelmed by the demands of school? Do you think our kids would be more independent if we were less involved? Or am I just over-reacting a bit?