Category Archives: Sons

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 
  

A picture is worth a hundred words 

  
My nephew is back!! We are so happy to have him home, we have all missed him so much, but no one has missed him more than my sister. 
After 4 months being overseas visiting the other half of his family he has finally returned. 

I just love these photos that I snapped of the two of them at the airport, every time I look at them it warms my heart and puts an instant smile on my face. 

   
   

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??