Every night, I ask my dd to empty out her bookbag and bring me everything she needs to get done. I did the same thing tonight. I didn't see any homework, so I asked her 3 times about it. Each time she told me that she didn't have anything she needed to do tonight. So, tonight when I put the kids to bed, Caylynn doesn't want to go to sleep, and keeps complaining about this and that. Then after being in bed for 30 minutes or so, she says "Oh I need to read this book for school." I told her she will have to wait and do it in the morning, because it is bedtime now and I asked her 3 times if she had work to do and she said no. Was that wrong? I will let her read it in the morning before she gets on the bus, but I don't think she should be allowed to get back up to read it considerring the circumstances, and I feel like allowing her to get up would be allowing her to do exactly what she wants, and IMO teach her that it is okay to put things off until bedtime because she would rather be playing. I feel kind of bad because she started crying when I told her that she would have to wait till morning to read the book, so I want to know, was I wrong? Oh, and FTR I will be checking her bookbag myself from now on.
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9/2/04 at 10:18pm