Oh Charlie….


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


  1. housewifelife2015

    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

  2. elizaberrie

    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.

    • Maison Bentley Style

      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

  3. abbiosbiston

    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!