Why Was Everyone Criticizing Me? Part 1

Alright maybe it was my turn!  But Mum was criticizing me as I got out of the car.  Tabitha deliberately skived off school just for the chance to criticize me, we refused to take her.  Alex was so sickened that her criticism of me consisted of throwing up and refusing to be seen in myContinue reading “Why Was Everyone Criticizing Me? Part 1”

Teenagers and Trust

I have 4 daughters, if you only include humans.  Given my topic today is how far to trust children out of your sight I think it’s safe to only include the humans because I don’t let the pets leave the place without supervision. I love pets!  I believe all animals have rights but I doContinue reading “Teenagers and Trust”

Charlie Fails as a Teddy Bear

About 4 years ago, when we moved to our new house, the 4 girls went from all sleeping in one room to all having separate rooms.  We expected problems, transition time, etcetera but we were wrong.  3 split instantly to enjoying their solitude.  Unfortunately we were right about number 4. All my kids are different,Continue reading “Charlie Fails as a Teddy Bear”

Weather Forecast

Our eldest is going to Super Nova or some such thing tomorrow and is a bit nervous.  Not because of the possible gravitation issues, its a collecting, sci/fi thingamajig not a astrological whatsit.  I think my linguistic skills are compromised by a lack of sleep. Anyway she is nervous because she is basically a recluseContinue reading “Weather Forecast”

Why Can’t You Listen To Something Cheerful, Like Fall Out Boy!

So I was standing at my child’s bedroom door watching a concert she was presenting.  The Machiavellian imp lured us (her parents) in by asking us to watch 1 song; one song is a hefty price to pay but worth it for an hour free of: “Are you coming to watch my song yet!” CharlieContinue reading “Why Can’t You Listen To Something Cheerful, Like Fall Out Boy!”

My darkness

As the pain deepens The chasm widens Every approach from either side Does some more damage The gulf more wide I speak to my children I try to explain Then fall back into habit and only complain They don’t understand me To me they’re a mystery The harder  we struggle The harder we try We’reContinue reading “My darkness”

Has the Clothes Fairy Exploded?

I walked into my room this morning and stood still in shock.  What had happened?  A cyclone or has the Clothes Fairy exploded?  Then I remembered the boyfriend was visiting and this is how teenagers clean up. Yes my youngest complained because her boyfriend was visiting and there was laundry on the dining room table.Continue reading “Has the Clothes Fairy Exploded?”

Man Concussion

Don’t blame me, he said it.  “I have man concussion like man flu!” You know how when a woman gets concussion she reassures the kids and gets on with it (actually I was nicer & got more done because I was confused); men use their baby has a boo-boo voice and need someone to cut theContinue reading “Man Concussion”

Finally Embracing Normalcy or Should We Have Eaten That Goblin!

So we are playing Dungeons & Dragons.   I have played once before as a teenager; actually I always really wanted to play but it was more a guy thing and I wasn’t pushy as a kid.  No seriously, it may be hard to believe but in person; except with my husband & kids I amContinue reading “Finally Embracing Normalcy or Should We Have Eaten That Goblin!”

School Note

Tabitha was having trouble with her homework over the weekend, Mum really wanted to let her teachers know so they could help.  I was aware that she may have found her neurofeedback session on Friday a little confronting.  So in the interests of better communication I wrote the following for her Pastoral Care teacher (Home room,Continue reading “School Note”