Since school started again Eva gets a lot of homework. This doesn't please her one bit.
The first week she still did it, sighing deeply every now and then.
This week she started procastinating like a champion, so by the time the homework was finally done it was evening.
I tried various approaches to get her going, from explaining to begging to ordering.
None of this worked particularly well...
Before resorting to bribing (slippery slope, that one) I sat down and thought about WHY she goes on like this. She knows that she has to do her homework anyway.
Then I thought about why I
It was normally about recognition.
So when she started moaning again yesterday I said: 'Wow, this is an awful lot of homework. How yucky. Lets show it how we feel about that.' And then I started jumping around the pile, putting my tongue out, making faces, singing a song about what it can do with itself.
After the initial shock she joined in and we had a lot of fun insulting her homework.
And then she sat down and did it.
Just like that!
After she was finished Eva drew me a picture:
I just love it!
Have a fabulous day, I have to go and jump around a bit before cooking lunch...