Category Archives: frustrating

Teenage boys 

Teenage sons are such a challenge!! They can have you pounding your head against the wall in  frustration. For some mysterious reason they can not comprehend how some things in life are very important and need to be addressed in a timely manner.

I am talking about the work experience forms that were sent home two weeks ago but never actually made it home. The same forms that needed to be handed back last Friday. 
So now I have the forms – I collected them myself from student services on Monday but now the struggle has begun to look for a place that will take him on. 
I know this is his thing, he needs to be the one looking, this concerns his schooling, his future, but I am also a realist so I realise that left to his own devices this will never happen. He just does not consider it important enough for the moment.
So I find myself wondering how does one get through to a teenage boy?  Any suggestions?? 

WordPress update a big fail

Ok I know I am probably the last person on earth to update WordPress only to find the the new so called improved update is just terrible!! I have ended up with three accounts all identical mind you, and for some unexplainable reason I can only see freshly pressed posts and not all the others that I love to read so much.

I’m hoping that it will soon be all rectified, but if anyone has any suggestions I would be happy to try anything. For the time being I am only able to read posts that I subscribe to via email 😞😳😞


Jumping through hoops

I have been trying to get my son a Tax File number issued so that he can start looking at getting a part time job.

Although school is the number one priority, it is also important for him to learn that money does not grow on trees and that in order to be able to afford all the things he wants (xbox games, new phone, a car ) he will need to not only work hard but also save hard.

Getting a tax file number in Australia has proven to be harder than I first thought. First you need to apply for your Tax File Number on line and then you need to present at the correct post office (not all Post Offices will do) with your print out from the Taxation office along with all of these originals (not copies) of documentation, the blood of a virgin and the feather of a Phoenix. (Well that’s what it felt like anyway).

Tomorrow I will try again and hopefully this time I will have all the paperwork they need and we can finally get the ball rolling.

If the form says you must have three proof documents or your tax file number in order to apply on your child’s behalf, and you give them your tax file number how can they then turn around and say no we don’t accept that, what the??

Ok well tomorrow is another day, clearly I’m just frustrated. Sweet dreams everyone

Shopping with Tweens

Shopping is a woman’s favourite pastime, this is an indisputable fact, however shopping with tween daughters is not the most enjoyable thing I must say. My daughter is 12 and we have been looking and looking and trying on dress after dress after dress in search of the perfect grade six Graduation dress with no success.

The dresses I like she doesn’t, the ones she likes well I just don’t. What makes it extra hard is finding anything in her size, the dresses we have looked at have either been way too big and therefore do not sit right or look good for that matter, or too kiddy looking, she is after all almost a teenager and the thought of buying a dress from the children’s section just mortifies her.

But we are running out of time, most of the girls already have their dresses so the pressure is well and truly on now. I have been thinking about trying the internet next but I’m worried about sizes and shopping on line. Any suggestions??