joys of boys

Suspended for Swearing? The P-word Post

Suspended for Swearing? The P-word Post

This happened years ago, way back in the mists of time. It was a school day like any other. I dropped the boys off, came home, had coffee. Started running my errands. I was sitting…

Turning 40

Turning 40

I am turning 40 according to the Gregorian calendar next weekend. Flowers, chocolate and jewellery are all appreciated . It’s always seemed like a watershed moment in my life – a definitive age at which…

Travel vignette

Travel vignette

Standing in line for security on Wednesday on my way to Israel I was chatting with woman with three boys, one of whom was extremely not happy to be there. He was maybe 3 years…

Footie PJs

We did the back to school / empty Ima’s bank account shopping today. The boys pictured above begged me for footie PJs. They beg me this time of the year every year for the PJs….

Desperate Measures

My pens keep disappearing. My desk caddy thing has always been well stocked with pens so I can find one when I need one. Yet, they keep walking away. NO ONE (that pesky fifth child…

Mothers are mind readers?

I think not. The kids have a snack shelf with all the stuff they take for school. Over time the selection has become a lot healthier, but still it’s not all stuff that the KoD…

Your son’s ADHD is your fault!

I am currently filling out forms for one of my sons to get some extra educational help in school. It’s an intake form that helps the local education authority understand the child, and the household…

Don’t Touch My Cake!

I have been resting up, and generally not overdoing things (too much) but at some point this afternoon I had a hankering for a piece of the Devils Food Chocolate Cake I had made for…

OMG Blood! ***faint***

So it appears that I have a second fainter on my hands. We’ve know for years about the oldest. He’s been a fainter since he was a toddler. He saw blood, and down he went….

Battle Picking is an Art Form

Sigh. During the school year the boys get up at the crack of dawn without a whimper. I wake them up, they get a 5 minute grace period (if the coffee is excellent, maybe 7…

Permission Slip

Squiggy brought home a permission slip for me to sign, allowing him to go to his teacher’s house with the rest of the class, for a BBQ. This was written on the bottom of the…

Blue fingers

Blue fingers don’t just belong to smurfs. They belong to teenage boys who play ball and rough house in the school yard. Boys, who come to you DAYS later, and tell you they can’t move…