Me: (resigned) Okay, smalls, the school has encouraged twenty minutes a day on each of your two learning programs to make sure you’re all caught up for the fall. I don’t want any arguing. You can play video games after your work. Capisce?
Gamma/Delta: (in cheery chorus) Yes mom!
Gamma: Can we have snacks?
Me: Yes, as long as you work.
Gamma/Delta: (wailing) WE’VE BEEN WORKING FOREVER WHY AREN’T WE DONE!
Me: Its twenty minutes of work, not twenty minutes staring and the screen. You’ve done one question! Finish the rest of the questions and you’ll be done!
Gamma/Delta: (moar wailing) THE CLOCK SAYS WE’VE BEEN HERE FOR THIRTY MINUTES WHY WON’T YOU LET US PLAY VIDEO GAMES!?
Me: (trying not to cry) You’ve only done two questions! You have to do all the questions in the practice session!
(dramatic music, fade to black, cut to White Girl Wine Commercial)