This is actually a "good" evening. No meltdowns... (at least not the kids! After difficult child got home from school I called and asked about homework and she said she had some math and some social studies homework. Finally about 7pm I got her to start work on them (It was after 5 when I got home from work... then there was supper, etc) She works on things for about 20 minutes then starts a shower. I ask her if she is done and she says she is done with her math. I ask about social studies... well she left it in her locker. At this point we are talking thru the bathroom door... I see some math sheets on her bed that aren't completed. I take them to her and she says she doesn't need to do them. What? That can't be right... Well then it is ... I don't know how to do them so I can't do them. SO I suggest that we look at them together. She says she will come down after her bath. Bath over... remind her to put on PJ's and come down. Ten minutes later... are you coming down? Oh, I forgot. Comes down - goes to kitchen. 5 minutes later is finally done getting a drink. I say, lets look at some of the problems. Oh! I forgot the math sheets. Goes upstairs for them. I remind her to come back down a few minutes later. She comes down stairs with the math sheets. Goes to kitchen and fills up a water bottle. Back to the sofa with water bottle and math sheets. She gets up to get a pencil. Back to sofa. Gets up and hunts for calculater. Can't find one. Uses the one on my computer. I get up, find the calculator. It is now officially time for bed. Let her stay up 30 minutes to work on it - as it took 30 minutes to get ready to work on it. She thinks she understands it. I don't know if she does... but the paper (at least the one she brought home!) is finally done. And people wonder why I am turning gray. Mary

That sounds sooooo familiar! At least she did *some* of her homework. My difficult child has a meltdown if I even say the word "homework."

I guess I should have said homework and meltdowns are usually our normal! This was a better normal.... KSM