It's only Thursday evening where I am, but since it's already Friday for Shay in the land of Oz, we'll call it good it enough. I'm looking forward to the weekend. No volleyball, no swimming, no anything we have to leave the house for (other than church). That's not a bad favorite thing to start with.
I've worked a job for more years than I care to count. My day is often spent reading, taking notes, creating spreadsheets, punching numbers into a calculator, writing emails or even worse writing reports. All in a day's work, at least I get paid for it. But I remember having homework, the kind you don't get paid for. Drama Teen usually has her homework all done by the time I pick her up from the library after work. However, yesterday she was struggling to understand a science assignment on estimating and calculating ratios. You remember ratios right? For example, three blocks are sewn perfectly, but there are 35 blocks that you have to unsew. So whats the ratio of perfect blocks to imperfect blocks? (Remind me, why do we need to know that?)
Tonight's homework crises was long division of algebraic equations.
Poor DT was struggling to get the same answer as what was listed in the back of the book. Most of the help she needed was correcting her transcription errors between the book and her paper. She's a quick study thankfully. I'm equally thankful that I no longer have to spend an hour writing meaningless equations on a piece of paper and solving them.
So my favorite thing this week is that I no longer have homework. Wonder when I'll be able to claim my favorite thing is not having any housework? Probably never, but it's a nice dream isn't it?
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