Tuesday, June 9, 2009

My child is warped.

After Friday's mugging scare, Bradley tried to drum up some support for his mugger phobia. But he received no sympathy from his brother or me. We made alternative arrangements for him getting home and then made light of the whole situation and he couldn't resist joining in with a couple of jokes. I don't encourage a victim mentality with my kids but instead encourage a 'Safety first and then get up and get on' attitude.

Anyway, when I phoned him today, the first thing he does is breathe heavily into the phone and with a shaky voice tells me "I got mugged again, mom".
Oh no!...........Just joking.

This is one thing I have had to get used to with Bradley. He is an excellent actor and has the older teens and adults at social occasions rolling with laughter with his little skits and clever jokes. He also puts this ability to good use to simulate illness to get out of going to school or doing something he doesn't want to do. He knows all about the little boy who cried wolf but it hasn't stopped him from trying his luck.


  1. ahaha :']
    wish i had such skillz.

  2. What a *&^%&^%"£$"%£%!(£*£&""^£^£
    That must have scared the shit out of you.................. D:

  3. Rhian - his acting skills keep us in in fits of laughter a lot of the time and he also has a very dry sense of humour but when he uses his skills to try and get out of school, I have to bring out the heavy artillery!

    GP - Luckily he didn't drag the joke out but my heart definitely skipped a beat. These kids are trying to give me a heart attack.

  4. ha ha T is also a "clown" know the feeling!!

  5. Whats up with that picture? Its kinds freaky.
    Your Bradley sounds like my younger brother :)

  6. I just discovered your blog and have so much enjoyed my visit here. I feel a bit like a peeping tom reading about your life, but you write so beautifully I was instantly hooked. I can relate a lot to your life because I grew up in a divorced home and it's interesting to read about some of the things I went through from a different perspective. Anyway, my name is Sarah, and I'm from Joburg where it's absolutely freezing right now:)

  7. Hi Lulu - There's one in every family.

    FF - The photo was taken a couple of years ago when we were seeing Robynne off at the airport. Bradley was making faces through the glass of the viewing deck. It is freaky!

    Sara - Welcome and thank you for your kind words. I also enjoy getting a glimpse into another way of life and also seeing how similar many of our problems are. Sorry about your freezing weather. I think KZN is the best with weather at the moment.

  8. Lol! i did the same stuff to my parents.

  9. They will always try their luck. Dom still does that to this Day.