So I know that school projects will always happen.
But I still dread when I see the paper about them.
Now, let me be clear: I dread seeing the paper because I know I'll have to pester Natalie to do it. Because I DO NOT do projects. You can tell when parents take over. I refuse.
I told Natalie she needed to get started. Getting her to focus can be tough.
I helped her look things up, but she picked which photos she wanted to print. She typed out the words. She cut everything out. She glued it on. Mind you, I did help her decide where to glue stuff, because she wanted to glue everything in one corner of the page. I don't know why.
As we were doing this, Natalie suddenly started cutting something out of leftover paper. I was like, "Hello? We need to do this," and she said she was making a Minecraft pick axe. I asked her what that had to do with what we were doing and she answered primly, "Nothing, but it's better than this project."
See? It's a pain. Especially when Tom is deployed. If he were here, she'd had done everything nicely.
After some yelling, crying, and threatening to take away all Minecraft toys and games, Natalie finished:
And she got a 100%!
School ends next month and I am HOPING we are done with school projects. But at the same time, I dread as she gets older, because I know the projects will only get worse.
Do your kids do okay with school projects, or is mine just a huge pain?