We’d share stories of our day and enjoy great food.
The room was filled with laughter and amazing smells.
We’d ask politely to be excused, and clear the table.
When the dishes were washed and put away, the backpacks came out. And the pleasant place that was once filled with joy became a war zone.
There were tears and screaming, not only from my brother and I, but also my parents!
Battle lines were drawn, sides were chosen and, in no time, the entire family was fighting over a multiplication worksheet for the rest of the evening!
The once sacred place has been defiled.
So here are three easy steps to neutralize the battlefield:
1. If you’ve got the space do homework somewhere else.
2. Take breaks.
3. Neutralize the battlefield with ice cream or a snack after your done.