I’m not sure what it is…end-of-term-itus, the weather..a growth surge? But Charlie and I are having regular run-ins like a pair of bulls in mating season. I picked him and Bella up from school just the other day and he got upset because I refused to carry his bag. I never carry his bag – it’s a principal. But because it had a library book in it, a big one chosen by him, he wanted me to. I had 4 bags and a laptop to carry. There was no way. He moaned and moaned. So I gave him my bags and took his. He couldn’t walk..and moaned again. Took my bags back and told him to stop complaining. He complained more. I said if he didn’t stop, I would dock 20p off his pocket money. He lost 20p. Then I realised we had to go to the shops before going home as Bella had a school trip the next day and needed a packed lunch. In the time it took us to get to the shop he’d lost £4.00. I asked him to wait outside the shop so I couldn’t hear him whine. He refused. By the time we eventually got home he was £8.00 down. I advised him in no uncertain terms that after 45 minutes of pure torture he got out of my sight before I did something I regretted, and maybe the best thing to do would be to go up to his room and punch a pillow till he’d calmed down and could be human again.
Five minutes later he re-appeared with arms outstretched saying, ‘I’m sorry Mummy,’
I went to give him a cuddle…
He looked up at me with his big brown eyes full of concern…’I’m so sorry Mummy….but unless you change your attitude I’m going to have to leave home.’
I pointed down the hall, ‘There’s the front door.’
Laters, Kate x
Oh my god LOL!
Brave brave woman *e-hug*
How do they know exactly which button to press?? xxx
I can only empathize from what I suffered with my much younger siblings… although that’s probably about to change soon, my better half is buying a pregnancy test today.
OMG!!! Dot..dot..DOT! I have everything crossed for you!! xxxxx
Lol thanks 🙂 I’m still a bit in shock and stressed out. We only tried once! Hopefully the shock passes soon and I can actually enjoy this 100%. My dad told me he and my mother tried for over a year, so I was basing myself on that lol :p.
Hehe! Sometimes it only takes one… xxx
Where is he living now? 🙂
He made the executive decision to wait until his father got home….. xxx
Hahahaha…….he’s gonna make a great husband!!!…..I love your honesty…so refreshing xxx
I’ll be having words with any future wife.. xxx
Oh my god–what a handful! It sounds like you are exactly the mother he needs, though. Keep up the good, and hard, work!
He keeps me on my toes!… xxx
I hope he does not expect you to carry his suitcases when he goes 🙂
I offered to pack.. xxx
Girl trouble! 🙂
I’m dreading the teenage years! xxx
He’ll break a few hearts and maybe tear at your heart strings a bit too but it’s all par for the course, right? xo
I’m going to advise him on the broken heart bit..no way he’s going to get away with any bad behaviour on that score! xxx
Charlie, charlie, charlie…..love this kid. Hang In There!
Thank you! He’s been sent to try me…..argggghhhhh! xxx
Sounds like me when I was little, I even managed to pack my bag with my teddy and a pair of pants and walk to the bus stop (which you could see from our window) until I got hungry and had to come home! Don’t worry we do get better 😀 xx
I’m impressed you remembered some pants! I fear it’s going to be an interesting few years… xxx
Yes I think the best word for the next few years will be interesting! But who likes boring 🙂 x
Ha! My mum said that to me once and I actually left! Daddy had to run down the street after me!
I’m starting to believe it’s a sign of character! xxx
My nephews use to pick up attitudes and phrases from their friends or vice versa….like a nasty little virus! lol Oh, but so adorable.
It’s true..you can’t wrap them in cotton wool.. xxx
Oh my. Such character and conviction! Large glass of wine me thinks?
Make that a bottle??! xxx
Teenage attitude starting early!
please no! xxx
The little devil is adorable. Trouble is, he knows it! Xxx
I think he was sent to try me! xxx
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Thank you so very much..kisses to you xxx
Awww well done you for not giving in! Big hugs xoxo
I keep thinking he must be intelligent enough to learn not to keep hitting the wall. But at the moment, it really doesn’t seem to be making a difference..I’m living in hope! xxx
I hope Charlie isn’t going through the phase that my brother did where my mum claims he was in a bad mood for 7 years from 11 to 18. Good luck!
OH.MY.GOD I seriously hope now…I may have to take out shares in a vineyard or two! xxx
Hard work but so familier, keep up the good work it gets better!
It gives me good ammunition for his 18th birthday..also his 19th. 20th..21st..revenge is a dish best served ver, very cold.. xxx