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Friday, June 23, 2006

Summer Fever

The NY Times tells us something we all know. It is almost impossible to keep the kids focused on schoolwork once the weather warms up. And I can just forget about getting them to spend any meaningful amount of mental energy on homework. I'm just glad that school's out. At least the farce that the last few weeks has been is over.

Now it's on to packing trunks. Only slightly more fun than forcing the kids to come in from playing outside to do homework. Wish me luck.

9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tell me about it! I am packing 4 trunks!

11:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My 2nd grade daughter came back from Pesach break to have her Hebrew teacher on maternity leave for the rest of the year and her English teacher out for a week. It's been downhill from there. She hasn't had homework since then!! Now I certainly don't love having to beg, plead and bribe her to do homework, but I would like to see my tuition dollars at work.

1:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OM--I have a good topic for you. Why don't you discuss how at this time of year (between camp and school) people are trying to dump their kids at someone else's house. Mothers who don't even say good shabbos to me in shul are suddenly calling me, saying that their kid "really wants to play" with my kid.

2:23 PM  
Blogger Goy Guy said...

"Why don't you discuss how at this time of year (between camp and school) people are trying to dump their kids at someone else's house"

In the 'public school' world those kids are out of here before the report cards hit the mailbox. Two, three days tops. The teachers that own the camps barely beat them up there. The camp trunks are already there.

Schools over on Thursday, bang out those pesky report cards as fast as you can on Friday, and get out of Dodge. The spoiled little brats will be rolling in Monday morning.

They suddenly reappear the last week in August just in time to burn through a fat stack of hundreds on new school clothes, haircuts, manicures, pedicures, sneakers, make-up....and that's just the boys ;-)

Life in the 5T ghetto...

11:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Life in the 5T ghetto..."

that is exactly what we are creating here...from all aspects

9:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OM--I have a good topic for you. Why don't you discuss how at this time of year (between camp and school) people are trying to dump their kids at someone else's house. Mothers who don't even say good shabbos to me in shul are suddenly calling me, saying that their kid "really wants to play" with my kid.

OM, I have a good topic for you. Why don't you discuss how bitter, unpopular mothers do their children a huge disservice when they impose their anti-social baggage on their surprisingly well-adjusted, popular children? Or would those mothers prefer their kids were ignored too? Sometimes a playdate is just a playdate. Why does a child's mother have to be your friend to be worthy of a playdate at your house?

2:49 PM  
Blogger eem said...

It's just some funny coincidence that the "just playdates" happen all of a sudden when school's out and mothers need to entertain their kids all day...

7:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"funny coincidence," eem?? OF COURSE the playdates happen when school's out and mothers need a diversion for their kids. That's not a funny coincidence - that's a logical result of kids being out of school and bored. When would you have the playdates occur - during school hours?? I fail to see the problem with this - I love having my kids' friends over to play at our house (whether or not I'm friends with their mothers is irrelevant) and my kids love going to their friends. Part of raising happy, well-adjusted kids is letting them have friends over to play. Otherwise they'll grown into anti-social adults who hate it when their kids have playdates over.

2:31 PM  
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