We are now well into winter vacation. I believe that my kids were looking forward to two and a half weeks of slovenliness, but Daddy made a schedule for them. The schedule includes three study sessions per day (up to four hours), a slot of end-of-the-year cleaning, and an hour or two of play time. I think it’s a bit much, but then again, I am from that country that always lags behind in math and science performance and general child development. I suppose this is what it takes.
Yesterday evening, I lobbied for Monopoly, thus getting my kids (and me!) out of their third study session of the day and also a seven p.m. cleaning session. It was husband’s first time to play Monopoly. Predictably, he won. We were so into the game that the kids were an hour and a half late getting to bed.