Sunday, November 30, 2008

trying to cope with a defiant child

I`ve been given a book to read by my son`s councellor....

Your defiant child 8 steps to better behavior...

Am i ever so hoping that it will help me to cope with what has been a terrible few days...

It comes in waves and when he is having a bad day everyone in the family suffers...

I`ve been told it`s like having a two year old but with more force....

And it`s true...

If he can`t have his own way the so called tantrums kick in ...

The swearing and constant refusual to do anything that is asked of him...

A daily struggle within the family home...

Apparently this is more prolific in boys...

And I just happened to be one of the lucky ones who inherited this problem...

It`s tiring having to deal with my son when it`s constantly a battle...

And then you have the self doubts but this book so far has assured me i`m not alone and there is a way to fix it...

Boy I hope so!!!!!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

More than happy with their accomplishments

It`s official...My daughter has passed Year 11 even though she had to struggle through illness to do so....

She has had a tough year with her health and a tougher year to try and catch up with school work she had missed.....

So now the fun year is yet to come....And already i`m up for a small fortune....Books that are compulsary for the year and they expect payment just before Christmas....Wonderful!!!!!

Two more weeks for the boys until they finish the school year and they have both excelled themselves after last years effort....

I`ll have to think of a special treat for them all as they have done so well with all the challenges we have had as a family this year....

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Experimenting

I`ve been experimenting with the Windows movie maker of late.... Trying to get those creative juices flowing... Krystal helped as they did a course in year 10 at school on how to use it.... Here is the end result.... video

Monday, November 24, 2008

Teens, will they ever listen

Last night I knew my kids were up to something no good....
Every time I walked into the room it would go quiet and they wouldn`t look at me....
Next minute my daughter says to my teenage son "you had better tell mum"....
Well naturally a mother is going to think the worst when hearing those sorts of words....
"Mum promise you won`t get mad at me" he says.....
"I`m not promising anything until I hear what you have to tell me"
I have to cover all basis here...lol....
He poked out his tongue at me and then I hit the roof....
He went and got his tongue pierced after I had specifically told him no piercings until he is at least 16 years of age....
I was so angry at him for disobeying me...
And more pissed off because of who had done it...
His girlfriends uncle owns a tattoo and piercing parlour....Biker related.....
So now little old me can`t go down there and abuse them, I don`t fancy being on a death wish....
My son has seen my wrath especially last night....My daughter told him "I told you so" and my husband is just shaking his head....He reckons he might go get his you know what peirced...lol...Just being funny of course.....
I have stipulated to my son, any more facial piercings while he is living under this roof and I will pull them out myself....
If he dares come home with a tattoo I will sandpaper his skin until it disappears....
And he knows I`m deadly serious.....
At the moment he is treading very quietly with me as to not make a wrong move....

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Picked up a great bargain

Looks like i`m on a roll, two posts in a week.....
I must be bored...lol
Last week I picked myself up a great bargain...
I`m forever looking for just that right thing to go into my garden...
I have so many statues and I wanted something totally out of the ordinary...
But I didn`t want to pay a fortune for it....
I was at the right place at the right time by the looks of things...
Now the original price was $49.99...
Way too much for this mother who tries to stick to a budget....
I nearly fell over backwards when I saw how much it had been reduced too...
$5...
Yep...
Couldn`t get it into my trolley quick enough....lol
It now sits proudly above my fish pond....

Saturday, November 22, 2008

The week that was

I thought it was about time for a change on here...
Brighten it up a bit....
I`ve still got a bit to do but I think it`s starting to take shape...
Now for the week that was....
Son , youngest one learnt why we his parents say not to play with fire...
Burnt himself quite severly in places you don`t even want to go...
We are on daily dressing changes at the doctors and all I can say is he is one lucky boy.....
Scared the absolute crap out of him not to mention myself and husband....
We have had some rather unusual weather also....
One minute rain, the next sun is out...
Any wonder the other two kids have come down with a severe cold...
All the kids have been off school this week so basically I haven`t had much time to
myself....
I`m counting down the weeks until hubby , myself and youngest son can get away on a decent holiday....
It seems like forever that we have been anywhere....
Hubby`s health puts a stop to a lot of things we can do but i`m adamant about this holiday....

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

It`s been a while

Well it has been a while since i`ve been here....
So much has happened and so much is about to happen....
A very busy time over the next few weeks....
Hubby`s daughter is due to be married in less than 10 days...
He can`t stop thinking about it as it`s his first daughter to be tying the knot...
Upsetting for him too...
As he can`t go to the wedding...
It`s being held over on Hamilton Island and due to his poor health flying that far from South Australia just isn`t an option for him....
I have suggested that he write a letter of some description and give it to one of his daughters so it can be read out at the reception....
I know he has been thinking about it so now it`s up to him whether he chooses too or not...
Hubby is to become a grandfather yet again in early December...
This will make grand baby number 7....
Another boy....
So now there will be 4 boys and 3 girls...
The family is certainly extending....