COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - In this week's "Be There" moment, we see how one family has mastered the art of multi-tasking. The busy mother in our story encouraged her children to finish their homework in the car while she ran errands.
She got her tasks done and the children found their nights were freed up after finishing their school work early.
"Ever since middle school we've been doing homework in the car so we don't have to do it at home," Sylvester Long told News Leader Nine.
His mother, Anjannette Williams added, "A lot of days I have a lot of things to do, I run errands after school and have to pay bills or something like that. Sometimes it takes a couple of hours so I try to do that and they work in the car."
It seems like a simple concept, and the idea of finishing their homework ahead of time has its advantages.
Williams said, "I like for them to do it in the car when I'm in the car, that way if they have questions, they have my attention and can ask me in the car. My son and daughter can help each other versus getting home, shutting themselves in their room and not wanting to be disturbed."
The children understand the meaning behind the method. Sylvester, who is in 11th grade at Columbus High School, said, "Your family wants to spend time with you but you can't because you have homework to do so you shut yourself in your room all day and that's why it's better to do it in the car on the way home from school."
But they admit there are a couple of downfalls. 10th grade student at Northside High, Christina Long, said, "When she takes the bumps, it's hard to write and try to focus on the road to know when the bumps are coming. But its fine, and we get a lot done."
Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:20 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:20:32 GMT
An 11 year old Columbus girl wanted to do something special to support our troops fighting overseas, so she wrote a letter to a soldier in Afghanistan.More >>
An 11 year old Columbus girl wanted to do something special to support our troops fighting overseas, so she wrote a letter to a soldier in Afghanistan. On Father's Day, she found out just how much that simple gesture meant to the sergeant who received it.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 5:54 PM EDT2013-06-18 21:54:56 GMT
32 year old Demetria Porter was charged with murder and first degree cruelty to a child in just the last hour, after a baby she was keeping died. An autopsy performed on Ja'Kobian Davis today at theMore >>
32 year old Demetria Porter was charged with murder and first degree cruelty to a child in just the last hour, after a baby she was keeping died.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 13:23:30 GMT
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her. Jayden Sink raised nearly $200 on Friday while she sold lemonadeMore >>
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:12 AM EDT2013-06-19 10:12:08 GMT
The Alabama Department of Education has just released a list of 78 "failing" schools. This is based on new criteria by the Alabama Accountability Act, a controversial school choice law recently approved by More >>
The Alabama Department of Education has just released a list of 78 "failing" schools.
This is based on new criteria by the Alabama Accountability Act, a controversial school choice law recently approved by legislators.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 5:54 PM EDT2013-06-18 21:54:06 GMT
At a 10:00 a.m. news conference this morning the Alabama Department of Education announced the list of failing schools in the state under the Alabama Accountability Act.Tommy Bice: Accountability Act hasMore >>
The Alabama Department of Education held a news conference Tuesday morning to release the long-awaited "failing schools" list under the state's new Alabama Accountability Act. A total of 78 schools in the state are listed as failing under the education accountability legislation.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 3:35 PM EDT2013-06-18 19:35:49 GMT
A dog battling cancer managed to hang on long enough to see her owner return from a deployment overseas. According to Jennifer Ralston's YouTube channel, Kermie, an 11-year-old beagle-lab-chow mix, wasMore >>
Kermie, an 11-year-old beagle-lab-chow mix, was diagnosed with oral melanoma just a month after her owner, Eric, was deployed overseas.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 9:59 PM EDT2013-06-18 01:59:19 GMT
LYNCHBURG, VA (RNN) – Kimberly Burke is used to capturing emotion. As a wedding photographer, she has an eye for tender moments, like the photo she snapped of a Marine and his bride praying that has goneMore >>
A quiet moment captured before a couple wed has brought collective "awws" by millions on the internet.More >>