How timely. This article was in the Wall Street Journal and reprinted in our local newspaper.
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Graceful's teacher called on Saturday. She felt that our emails last week had not resolved the homework situation to my satisfaction (duh) and that perhaps we should talk and air things out. It was a 30 minute call and, even though things were a bit testy at the beginning, I believe we have resolved the matter. I fully expect this week's assignments to be more reasonable in terms of quality and quantity. We also negotiated a time limit for homework each night. The teacher and I also agree that Graceful is very, um, deliberate when she works, so we need to work on getting her to move a little more quickly, without sacrificing accuracy.
My girl presses down so firmly when she writes that -- no exaggeration -- she imprints through five pieces of paper in her notebook. I'm surprised she hasn't written through the paper yet.
As I told Pete afterward, "We need to get the girl to loosen the fuck up."
He retorted, "And you're the one to teach her?"
I reminded him that the OCD comes from HIS side of the family, but yes, I recognize that I am bit tightly wound.
So I'm hopeful that this will be a better week in terms of homework.