Impatience. Does it really take a half hour to do one page of homework?
Confusion. Don't ask me how to do that Common Core math crap. I can barely do the regular math crap. But when you ask me to write a number sentence or figure out a problem using a double ten frame, I'm out. I am not smarter than a fifth grader. Sorry.
Annoyance. What's with all the excuses? No, you do NOT need to stand on your head right now, you need to finish writing your sentences. It's not the proper time to do a jig. Finish you work so Mommy can read!
More impatience. Why does it take this long to read a paragraph? I love to read. I was reading IT by the fifth grade for God's sake! So why don't my children love reading as I do? Why aren't they picking it up as I did?
Excitement. Homework is finally finished! Yes!
But then SADNESS appears, because a kid is like, "Oh wait. I forgot I had to do THIS page too..."
I wish it didn't exist.