My 7th grade son got up as he does every morning at 6 AM. I drove him to school for his 6:50 AM percussion ensemble rehearsal. He then sat in classes until 2:30 PM and then moved to study hall before Nordic ski practice from 3:30-5:00 PM. I then picked him up at brought him home, where he got right down to doing his homework. After dinner together, he practiced piano and then had some math that he didn’t understand how to do. So, I help him to understand the word problem concepts. It is 8:15 PM. He tells me he’s tired and just wants to go to bed… and that math is boring.
His older brother starts to watch a Stark Trek Next Generation episode and after finishing his math, he joins him. I sidle over to check his math and it’s not really done. When I call him over and ask him why he’s watching Star Trek instead of finishing his math, he replies,
“I just want to relax…”
Seriously… can you blame him?