Why don’t kids do tedious tasks like cleaning schoolbags?
Why do Moms do everything for their kids, even cleaning schoolbags? Have you similar memories or stories to share? Post to my blog or email email@example.com
With summer holidays racing by, I’m getting a small bit anxious about organising the back to school gear. Husband got the task to bringing the boys shopping for schoolbags and trousers. Traumatised after a horrific ordeal of Confirmation clothes shopping with our eldest son last year, I let Daddy-O deal with it. They duly returned with the required items only to dump them in the corner of the living room with all the other clutter.
Uuh! Sometimes it’s just easier to pick things up yourself rather than waste the time and energy nagging them to do it. Continue reading
How to deal with torturous toes!
What do you do when torturous toes stop you in your tracks? Have you similar memories or stories to share? Post to my blog or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Although they’d lain untouched in the wardrobe for over a year, the open-toed sling-backs still looked good. I slipped them on, or tried to. Yeeouch! A pang of pain seared through my small toe. I thumbed the shoe’s leather, hoping to soften it or prod a smidgen more space but that made no difference to my foot’s discomfort.
Damn! If I couldn’t wear the shoes, I couldn’t wear the dress for an upcoming party… Continue reading
Too old for summer camps, how do you keep a teenager occupied? Have you similar memories or funny stories to share? Post to my blog or email email@example.com
Where did I go wrong, I wonder? Daughter’s school holidays are taken up with doing courses. Junior will be occupied with some sporty summer camps but his bigger brother? This fourteen year-old, addicted to YouTube and PlayStation, can’t be prised from his laptop.
It’s not as if I didn’t have jobs lined up for him to do. Bedroom walls and paint-chipped windowsills are crying out for new coats. “Will you help?” I asked. “I hate painting,” he groaned. Appeals to his munificent nature fell on deaf ears. Continue reading
What do you do when others are wearing the exact same togs?
What do you do when you see another wearing the same togs or favourite outfit? Have you similar memories or funny stories to share? Post to my blog or email firstname.lastname@example.org
One of the best things about going on holiday is the anticipation and planning beforehand. You list things to bring – T-shirts, towels and dig out summer gear that hasn’t seen the light of day for give or take 10 months. So what if the same pedal pushers worn in Lanzarote last year appear yet again in the 2014 family photos?
But will the old togs still fit? The boys’ sandals are too small, although Junior might make do with bigger brother’s outgrown pair. Swimsuits usually take a battering, what with sand, sunscreen stains and material tugged out of shape from wear and tear, while pool chlorine can play havoc in the intervening winter months. As last year’s suit was irrevocably stretched, I’d treat myself to a new one.
School’s out – how do we keep the kids busy?
School’s out! Have you similar memories or funny stories to share? Post to my blog or email email@example.com
The school holidays are here. Each summer I face the same challenge. Home with three kids for two entire months – how will I keep them occupied, entertained or better still, busy?… Teenage daughter will hang out with her friends. The boys, though, are getting old for some of the summer camps and still too young to send off to work (damn!).
“When I was young there were no summer camps,” I chide my sons, trying to prod some gratitude for the opportunities they get. However, there was plenty of work, but unpaid! My mother inevitably had home decor and maintenance projects lined up like painting walls, gates, hanging wallpaper, weeding or picking blackcurrants…. Continue reading