I had it all backwards, I blamed homework from keeping me from having fun. But having homework wasn't the reason why I wasn't having fun. I wasn't having fun because I would put it off, or not do it at all. I believed that if I didn't have homework I wouldn't have to feel bad about not doing it or having to make up excuses (lies) about why it wasn't done. Even worse to justify not doing it I'd mock those who did their homework as brown-nosers.
In reality, I'm never struggling with the fact that I have homework to do, I'm struggling with not doing it. I hate anticipating work that needs to be done, but ironically, once I get started the struggling ends. Every time I get started on an assignment, rather than put it off, I begin to feel good about myself and this propels me forward to enjoy a sense of accomplishment when I'm through.
Still surprised at how relieved I feel every time I begin something that I've been dreading to do I think to myself in amazement, "Wow, This isn't so bad. I can't believe I was putting this off."
It never takes as long as I thought and is usually much easier to do than I had imagined. There is also the bonus of being prepared and feeling good about turning in a completed assignment when it's due.
Finally I get the point of homework: nothing is as difficult to do as putting something off. Feel free to quote me on that one.