Well the kids have been home this week for their winter break from school. And it has been a nice and relaxing week. The kids and I got to sleep in every morning so we're feeling nice and rested. I still got some work done but things have been going at a slower rate this week which is nice for a change.
My son who is in second grade has had an enormous amount of homework to do this year. Plus he has chatacism to prepare him for his First Holy Communion. And the school year is not over yet. I won't list all the things that are required of him but trust me, I raised two children through my neighborhoods school district with my second grader being the third, and the expectations for a second grader is just over whelming for me, let alone my son. And I'm a stay at home mom and I am struggling to keep up with all of the work that is required of a second grader. It just makes my sad that second graders are being pushed so much like this. My son is only seven, he wants to play and be a kid. He don't want to come home and do two hours of homework.
Now with his chatacism the pressure is on there because his First Holy Communion is coming up in May. There will be six meeting for six weeks in a row during Lent. Plus...two works shops on Saturdays from 2-5 pm.
So this week off has been really nice for my son. He got to play, play and play and watch movies and do what he wanted to do. But we still managed to get in two booklets of papers to study for his test, on the day he returns to school. Oh did I mention his chapter book report! Yes he's seven and he had to read his first chapter book along with a book report! It's so ridiculous. It will be a miracle if we make it through this school year!
I hope that you all had a nice week!