Wednesday 10th February 2021
Kingsley is not at all interested in Greek school homework especially if it is asked of him as soon as he gets home. But I am a tyrant for homework; if it is asked of him it must be completed. He toils, I yell, he writes so messily, I yell, he cries; protests its TOO HARD, calls me the worst mum, I give him the option to stop – that we can do it another day. The instant I back off he leans in; says ‘I want to finish it now, quickly’. So we tackle the Greek Alphabet. Tomorrow we can complete the rest of the homework – actual sentences. God won’t I hear the protests then!
Evening ends calmly though. With Erroll wishing to sleep the babies I have a rare chance at bonding with my Linus. He wants to complete his LEGO set, and we do so. He wants to swap sides of the bed; by all means. He wants two books read to him one Greek one English. Sure thing. Then lights out our boy passes out in my arms.