First Work Taster

It’s work experience week this week, for him and many Y10 around the country.  School gave us a letter two weeks before Christmas telling us they needed to sort out this week ourselves and to get it done by the first week in January.  This made me think that the school didn’t really understand the…

Shop till you Drop (or until it’s dull)

Having two boys has made people say some odd and rude things over the years, one more than most is ‘who will you go clothes shopping with?’ Why?  Are boys banned from the Trafford Centre, Bluewater?  Is it illegal for them to buy a t-shirt? The presumption, presumably, is that boys don’t like clothes shopping…

Sexting & the aftermath

Like in many schools up and down the country, shit has hit the fan with some kids in the teens year 10.  A boy and a girl sent pics of their bits to each other, they were going out.  Now they are not and somehow both sets of pics have been ‘distributed’  The head, head…

Wrestling.

This what my two do almost daily.  It can be in any room in the house, the supermarket and especially the garden.  They’ve even wrestled in the cinema and once whilst in Oxford we had them walk on different sides of the street with us because of the constant need they have to hit, slap,…

Towels in peril.

I work four days a week, my other half works from home.  I am the only one who can neatly fold towels.  I’ve given lessons and deep, desperate instructions.  But this is what I am faced with daily – see pics.  I tell them if they want dry, warm and fluffy towels they need to…

Help Me to Help You!

Y10 exams are in full swing, it’s been 30c so that has not helped, to be so hot and sweaty.  But I tell you what else has been unhelpful and that is his school.  The inconsistency between teachers as to what to revise has been cavernous.  Some were on point with the list of what…

All teenagers behave like twats

Yes, that’s it.  See more than two of them together and the automatic presumption is they are up to no good.  It’s not a proven mathematical fact that 3 teens or more = bad news.  A recent article in our local paper and the subsequent comments on their Facebook page, said of a recent park…

The sodding iPhone

I’m partially addicted to my iPhone, but I know when to give it up – most of the time.  It’s the ONE thing I argue the most about with my teen.  Can he have it in his room overnight, being the main source. Others things include where are the chargers, can he had the itunes…

I’m pressing my nose against the window

              He’s off our again with his mates, rucksack sorted with football, drink, phone, two cans of spray deodorant (not entirely sure why as he smells great) and his cashcard.  Off to meet his mates at our local football club, that has great facilities for teens to hang out…