When I told my husband that I was thinking about giving my college students homework, he was aghast. “You won’t be popular if you do that,” he said. “And you’ll lose your job.” Well. So far I haven’t assigned any homework, but here at home, I have to nag the six-year-olds to finish theirs. First graders have homework every day. Jio’s pretty good about doing his, but then his homework is fun. Today he had to draw a picture of his family, something that he enjoyed. Lilia, on the other hand, has been doing homework for years now and the novelty wore off long ago. Over the past week when I tried to get her to do her homework, she punched me in the face, drew big Xes on her paper, and tore her homework prints in half. I didn’t assign the homework, but I feel unpopular and ill-suited to the job.