During the summer (ok just Aug this year) we have the boys working in workbooks to get the brains prepped for school. So each morning I go through DL’s and pick out the torture of the day:
while I'm picking pages
DL: Mom, cant you give me just three today?
Me: (laughing) no
DL: But I would get done so much faster!
Me: Sure would but tough beans dood. You get 4 as usual. (as I'm assigning tougher pages)
DL: (heavy sigh) fine
So now he sits at the desk in the kitchen while we listen to music.