Thursday, January 29, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
He decided with all his 13 year old wisdom that since I wouldn't know about it (no cellphone, no brother at home, mom at work) that he would go straight from school with his friend on another route to his friends house and that was where they were. My dad found him walking on his way home to get changed, have something to eat and SKATEBOARD BACK to his friend's house after having left a note for mom at 4pm in the afternoon. All this happened in the space of an hour and a half. I think I have about 50 more grey hairs. And on top of it he blamed me 'because if you didn't come to fetch me no one would have known'. Needless to say we have had ANOTHER little chat about me knowing where he is at all times. And he has to write letters of apology to his gran and grampa for causing them to worry. Ah the joys of parenting!
Doesn't this face just say it all?
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Anyway after they all left is when I truly started to relax. And after Robynne returned to Cape Town on the 5th, I still had a week left of my leave and I made a decision that to celebrate the return of my house to myself I was going to springclean and not go anywhere or do anything that I didn't feel like doing (some hope with the boys around!). I started with the room where fam no. 2 had lived. They had left several bags of old clothes and toys which needed sorting and discarding. I continued with my room, the kitchen and the garage, the tv cabinet aka junk collector. I was ruthless. I took full advantage of my chucking out mood and went through linens, ornaments, books, stationery, clothes, crockery. My mother keeps forwarding items to me rather than dealing with it herself and then I have to be ruthless about it like the 1500 piece puzzles for instance. I don't even have space to lay out a puzzle this size. Duh! I am also the lucky recipient of all of the childhood books of myself and my siblings (4 of us). Do I have sucker printed on my forehead? Don't answer!
Here's to unbroken New Years Resolutions!