Is homework worth the hassle?
Homework can be a nightmare - for the parents.
You know that sinking feeling. It's late in the evening and you've caught the glint of the wine bottle in the fridge.
And then you get the call. "Can you help with this homework?"
Before you even start a long night of history or incomprehensible maths, there's just about time for an argument about why they didn't ask three hours earlier.
It's almost impossible to resist the urge to go into parental irony mode. And that's really going to irritate them even more.
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