. . . so we're copying off a friend.
Emi Ha writes of her dislike of homework. To be specific, she dislikes having to deal with her children's homework; she doesn't mind her own.
(We mind our own, but we'll allow Emi Ha her moment of apple-polishing semi-studiousness.)
She brings up a good point, though: When did homework become a family activity? We remember doing our homework--or not doing it, as the case may be--with very little parental supervision. (Which, come to think of it, may explain the "not doing it" part.) Our mother would help if we needed it, and she would get suitably annoyed when the report card came informing her of our occasional homeworky lapses. But homework, as an extension of our school day, was OUR job, not hers.
One good thing that has come of excessive parental involvement in homework has been the movement to reduce excessive homework: Several hours a night is probably a bit much for most kids, especially those of the age of Emi Ha's interns. So if getting parents involved in homework has motivated them to petition schools to reduce the homework burden, great. But once unburdened, we say the kids are on their own.