Honestly, they want us to sit there and try to help without helping them put words to a book that we barely got done reading with a kid that can't sit still for five minutes? Nevermind that there are points assigned for NEATNESS and ORGANIZATION. Here is how it went:
First five minutes: This is great! Look at all the supplies we got! We're going to get this done in NO time!
15 minutes later, page two of book report: I know it's hard sweet girl, Just keep pushing through, we'll get this done together!
10 minutes later page three of book report: I go take a potty break, look in the mirror, wonder where those new wrinkles came from, I swear those weren't there when I got up.
10 minutes later: Still page three of book report: Sweetheart, laying your head on the page doesn't help you write or draw the picture: "yes, it does, I'm imagining the drawing I'm making and my brain will laser it onto the page. It might take some time."
BREAK: She has a protein drink, I ponder whether or not if I just write the dang thing if anyone would REALLY know...
10 minutes later: OK sweetheart, we CAN DO THIS! You and me!
15 minutes later: Page 5 - You got this Honey, just a few more pages to go! Her: "I hate this book and my life. I'm late to leave doing this book report. (yes she actually said that) I just need another break. Give me a lunchable, I might be able to finish if I have a Nacho lunchable."
10 minutes later: Honey, hanging on the chandelier isn't going to help get this done. I know you're frustrated, I am too. NO, sweetheart, please don't chase the dogs...WAIT...no, the backyard...NOOOOOO....muddddyyyy.
Cut to me laying facedown on my bed in my sweats, no bra and a t-shirt, she's sitting next to me patting my back, "It's ok Mommy".