the homework battles have begun. i don't know why it's so hard for malia to understand that if she just gets her homework done and out of the way, then she can play and do whatever she wants. all of a sudden she's SO tired and her head or her legs hurt. but if i ask her if she wants a quick break to run around outside she'll quickly say yes. so yesterday, i told roel that he is officially in charge of homework time. i can work with her for the reading portion, but anything that has to be written down will not be with me. and he really is better at it than i am. he can tell if she needs to be left alone to do her homework or if she needs some prompting. goodness, and we're only in 2nd grade!