Yes Timothy has homework in the summer. Not a lot but enough to create a ruckus. I lay out all of the ugliness in the morning, in the form of worksheets, vocab cards, and math workbooks. There it is. No turning back. Yesterday the boy pitched a Tim sized fit. I try to ignore as much as I can but it becomes hard to ignore. It started with quiet complaining, moved to yelling and stomping and then crying. He was sent to his room to gather himself. By the time he came out there was muttering. Quiet, simple phrases for my ears only. "I can't believe I have to do this. Who does this? Why do I have to do this? Nobody else does this! What kind of a life is this???"
I was having those same thoughts myself.