Yesterday was a very difficult day. A very, very difficult day indeed. Aidan pulled out every trick he knows (did I mention it was difficult?):
"It's too hard."
"I'm not smart enough to do it."
"I can't do it."
"It's too much. It can't be done."
"It's not fair."
"I don't want to go to this school. It's too much work."
And the whining and complaining and Crocodile Tears and bumping things around went on and on and on. For over an hour. At which point he finally asked for help. And after he agreed to calm down, I got him started on his reading questions (there were four.....they took just over TEN minutes.....to finish all of them.....) And we talked about using his time more wisely and how he would be done already if....blah blah blah, same old, same old, I could be a politician, blah blah.....and then he got to work and within an hour or so had finished up two days worth of math as well. Problem solved. No pun intended.
And then this morning, I found the real answer to why Aidan can't seem to get his homework done.
Because he is doing other things......
Like creating this......