Yesterday was the first day of school in my town. I met up with a bunch of moms after bus stop time to swap stories. Fortunately everyone in our bunch went off to school happily.
The back-to-school mood of the group was divided. Some moms were practically singing "It’s the most wonderful time of the year." Others were sad their kids would be gone all day and that summer was over. But there was one topic that everyone agreed on: they were dreading the onslaught of homework, especially the younger kids' reading logs. Nobody likes to play the homework police, and these moms had particular disdain for reading logs! One mom said she felt it caused undue stress on her kindergartener last year. Another mom said that she felt like it was turning reading into a chore.
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