My daughter was bored to tears today.
Seriously, she was literally bored to tears.
And, I'm not talking about a few drops down the cheek. I'm talking about full-on, one hour, uncontrollable sobbing. You could call it a temper tantrum but she's 11, almost 12, going on 23.
And, what caused this you might ask?
Being the proactive parent I immediately began to problem solve:
"Do you need a math tutor?"
"Shot of whiskey?"
Hey, it's disconcerting to have a normally well-behaved (if albeit 11, almost 12, going on 23) young girl crying for an hour.
Turns out, as she explained when she calmed down, that her math homework is so incredibly boring she can't stand it.
She's bored as hell and she's not going to take it anymore!
But honestly, that's the answer. She is a good student. She understands what the homework is all about and she does it perfectly. Her problem is that she's been doing the same thing everyday, over and over again and it's boring and it's frustrating and she just had to let it out. I'm not against letting it all out. I do have to point out, however, that it's only the 5th day of school.
Lord, help us all. Or at least me. Or at least provide more wine. Wine should work.