The homework battle

I am so sick and tired of the homework battle!!!! Why is it so hard to get the message through to teenagers that school work is important, in fact at this point of their lives it is the most important thing.

Every day when my teenage son comes out of school I ask him the very same question, “do you have any homework?” And everyday I get the same reply “no” sometimes I will also get “I did it at school”

Today after basketball training I hear from friends that there are in fact three pieces of homework due tomorrow and to make matters worse his iPad is not working and needs to be reset to factory settings.

So here I am having confiscated all the gaming controllers in the house, his laptop and any other electrical gadget that could cause distraction, trying to bite my tongue while I wrestle with the dilemma of whether or not I should write a note to get him out of trouble tomorrow, and If I do, is that just enabling him to continue disregarding his homework?

Sydney day two

Day two in Sydney and the weather really let us down today and wouldn’t you just know it, the sun is out in Melbourne. Arrgh

Today we did the touristy attractions, Circular Quay, Sydney Opera house and Harbour bridge. We even took the ferry across to Manly and spent a few hours exploring.

I must say that I found the Opera House very disappointing. As spectacular as it is on the outside the inside is sadly quite a let down. I was expecting opulence, red velour carpet and big crystal chandelier’s what I found instead was a lot of concrete and not much else.

Climbing the Sydney Harbour bridge was an experience, the views from up there were just magnificent!!

Despite the rain and the grey gloomy sky above we managed to have another fun filled action packed, totally exhausting day. Time to soak my weary feet, Sydney sure has a lot of stairs.

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A weekend in Sydney

Today I am in beautiful sunny Sydney, away from the freezing cold weather of Melbourne , taking in the sights of this gorgeous city with my brother and sister.

This has become something of a tradition for us now, once a year the three of us get away for a fun filled weekend. It’s a great chance to catch up and enjoy each other’s company while exploring new places.

We visited Darling harbour and the gorgeous Chinese garden. We saw Alphie the giant inflatable turtle whose presence in the harbour marks the beginning of the Undersea Art Exhibition held at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. Artist BJ Harvey hopes that his thought provoking creation will spark conversation and debate about the health and longevity of our reefs. Alphie’s arrival marks the beginning of the Undersea Art Exhibition held at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

Tonight we are off to the infamous Star casino.

Happy Friday everyone πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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