Yesterday the kids and I pulled in from school at 3:20. By 3:30 they were situated at the kitchen table with snacks and open books.
By 5:00 they were done with their homework. FIVE O'CLOCK!
Now granted, they weren't busily working the entire hour and a half - there was some picking and fighting that resulted in one child at the kitchen table and one child at the dining room table, but still!
That's a lot of homework for the first full day of school for a 3rd and 4th grader. Last week we had three shortened days but they had homework those days as well.
It's going to be a long school year.
On a positive note though, they came right in and did it all with minimal whining and complaining. That made me very happy but I think this is how we all felt at 5:00: