Category Archives: kids

Oh No!!! 

OMG every mother knows that feeling of dread when you realise you have forgotten something very important for your child!!It is a feeling like no other. A sick clenching of the stomach and a feeling of overwhelming nausea.

This weekend my son was supposed to go over to one of his friends place so that they – 5 boys in total, could work on their science project. This was a long weekend and it was chocker block full with stuff on, and yep you guessed it we forgot!! My son just noticed an email from his friend asking where he was, that’s 5 minutes before his bedtime and a day late.

I offered to email the teacher and explain what had happened but he doesn’t want me to do that, he is going to wait till he gets to school tomorrow to face the music. Because thats just the sort of kid that he is. I’m guessing he is not going to be popular and that just breaks my heart. 

He is a worrier, he stresses and this is just going to add more worry and more stress.  

This is one of those times when you wish you could somehow go back in time and change things, but you can’t. 

Another milestone 

  
So my baby turned 17 on Sunday, one more year and he will be officially an adult doing all sorts of adult things, like driving and finishing high school and Yes voting!!

On Monday he received a birthday card in the post from the Victorian Electoral Commission, along with his electoral forms to fill out and return so that he is ready to cast his vote next year. 
We celebrated the milestone of 17 with a family lunch at one of his favourite souvlaki restaurants and then mum made him the most amazing chocolate ripple birthday cake. Yum 
  

Waiting 

Today my daughter finds out if she made the cut for the musical she auditioned for a couple of weeks ago at her brother’s high school – which is the sister school to her school.
I can’t help wishing so hard that she does get the part!! Or at least if not the part she auditioned for, then another part. It’s only because I don’t want her to be discouraged. In my eyes she is already a star for putting herself out there and going after the things she wants. 
It’s such a relief to have a child who knows what they want to do when they finish school, at least by knowing we can work towards that goal. 

I can’t say I ever knew what I truly wanted to do and I know that my oldest son doesn’t either and that makes it so much harder.

Ultimately of course the aim is for them to be happy, so fingers crossed she comes out with a big smile today . 

Back to reality 

Can’t believe it’s Friday and another week is over! One more week and it’s back to reality!
I love school holidays, don’t get me wrong, but now that the kids are older, the summer holidays seem to go on and on. It’s been almost 10 weeks straight, that’s nearly a quarter of the year. No wonder they are getting bored! There is only so much sleeping in and playing video games or watching YouTube that any teenager can do. 
They don’t know it yet, but all the lounging around is about to end! This coming week it’s back to set bed times, getting books and bags ready and getting ourselves back into the routine of it all. 

It’s not going to be easy making the transition, but it’s got to be done. 

But for now there is still the weekend to enjoy. Have a good one everyone! 

7 minutes to go….

Sitting in the car waiting for my son to come out after his 4th shift at his first job ever, and I’m feeling a little anxious.He didn’t really want to go back to work today, not after Saturday’s shift when the grumpy manager kept telling him off. I’m hoping that either that same manager is not on night duty this week, or that he is in much a better mood and will cut him a little slack. 

Guess we’ll see soon enough, 7 mins to go till the end of his shift. Fingers crossed we are back on track!! 

Feeling a little disappointed 

I was feeling a little disappointed yesterday. My 16 year old son has started his first job ever, and although he was a little nervous initially and apprehensive, he was also excited and seemed so positive. Anyone who lives with teenagers will tell you that positivity is not something you associate with adolescence. His first two shifts were good and he seemed to be fitting in ok and really embracing work, but yesterday – day three – was not so good. The manager is apparently grumpy and was giving him a hard time – I tried to explain that this may just be his character and that he should not take his comments to be a criticism but rather as constructive feedback,but in his mind, the manager simply does not like him.I can’t help feeling a little annoyed at the grumpy manager -perhaps it’s just my protective mother instincts kicking in – but I really think he should be encouraging and not discouraging new employees. A few kind words of encouragement would do wonders I feel and make anyone try harder. You would think he would know that. 

Feeling super proud 

Feeling super proud of my son tonight!! On Friday we went around and he handed in his resume to various shops and today he received a call back from one of the department stores asking him to come in tomorrow after school with his bank account details and tax file number.
We are trying not to get our hopes up too high but that sounds to me like they want him to join the team!

It’s scary I know, but exciting at the same time. Even if it doesn’t work out and he doesn’t get this job, he will get another one and one thing is for sure he is going to be awesome in whatever job he gets!!