And it begins…
That nightmare that made 3rd grade so difficult for Riley and me started again today. Just a week into the school year and she’s already whining and complaining when it’s time to do homework. Everything else is great. She gets up on her own. Gets dressed without a fight (with a bra, even). Bounces happily to the bus. Even bedtime has minimal fuss. But homework… What is it about homework?
There is something about having to do any sort of homework that just turns her into a whining, procrastinating, complaining diva. You know what her homework was tonight? She had to spend 10 minutes reading her library book (about cats, as they often are) and practice multiples of 4 for the quiz tomorrow. That’s it. It really didn’t require the 10 minutes of whining that preceded the 15 minutes of actual work. Or maybe it did. What do I know?
Starting tomorrow she will begin homework at 330. That’s right after snack time and only 30-45 minutes after arriving home. Maybe doing it earlier means it won’t interrupt the flow of her evening. If that’s what causes the mood swing.
She also has an absolute obsession with going into a cartoon world or having cartoon characters come visit her. Listening to her go on about what it would be like if she found a way into Ninjago City gets a tad tedious after a few hours. She was working on a great little story about the Pound Puppies going to Ponyville. I was really enjoying that one! But she hasn’t worked on it in a few days. Maybe tomorrow I’ll find her pages and ask her to keep going. She’s so creative!
Around here I really never know what tomorrow will bring. But, truthfully? I’m okay with that 🙂 Each day is a new adventure and most of them are quite enjoyable lately!
Posted on September 12, 2012, in Autism, PDD-NOS, Riley, Sherry and tagged adventure, bedtime, cartoon, complaining, creative, diva, fuss, homework, nightmare, school, tantrum, temper, whining. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.