Saturday, 14 December 2013

Tough Love

This week has been a tough learning curve for The Whirlwind. I have finally come to the end of my tether with his total lack of organisation and assumptions that he can call me at the drop of a hat and I will come to his rescue in any situation he may of put himself in. I'm not talking about dangerous scenarios which of course would be a different story, as I wouldn't hesitate to charge to his rescue like a Ninja with PMT. I am talking about homework and general school stuff.

Let me give you a brief run down of his forgetful week...................................

Monday 8.30am
Me "Have you got everything"?
Him "Yep"
Me "Are you 100% sure you have everything"?
Him "Yep".

Monday 8.45am
Phone rings
Him "Mum, I've forgotten my P.E kit"
Me " OK don't worry, I will drop it up to you" I happily reply.

Tuesday 8.30am
Me "Have you got everything"?
Him "Yep"
Me "Are you 100% sure you have everything"?
Him "Yep".

Tuesday 8.45am 
Phone rings 
Him "Mum, is my homework on the fridge"?
Me "Yes it is"
Him "Can you drop it in or I will get a detention"
Me (like a sap) "OK, on my way".

Wednesday 8.30am
Me "Have you got everything"?
Him "Yep"
Me "Are you 100% sure you have everything"?
Him "Yep".

Wednesday .......No Phone Call = Progress

Wednesday Evening 10.10pm
Him "Muuumm, I have Food Tech and have to cook Paella"
Me "When"?
Him "Tomorrow"
This resulted in a mad dash to the supermarket in the morning to get ingredients............I know, I know................................Total soft touch.

Thursday 8.30am
Me "Have you got everything"?
Him "Yep"
Me "Are you 100% sure you have everything"?
Him "Yep".

Thursday - No Phone Call

Thursday 3.45pm
Me "Where's you Paella"?
Him "Oh, we didn't cook it as the ovens were broken"
Me "What......Where are the ingredients then"?
Him "I've left them at school".

That's when I made a decision.................................No more nice Mummy....................This was war............

Friday 8.30am
Me "Have you got everything"?
Him " Yep"
Me "Are you 100% sure you have everything"?
Him "Yep".

Friday 8.45am
Him "Muummmm, I need a newspaper and I've left my P.E kit and there's a piece of homework on my desk. Can you pop them up please"?

Me............................"NO.......ENJOY YOUR DETENTION......LOVE YOU"!!!!


Its now 2.25pm on Friday afternoon and I haven't heard a word from him, I would imagine he stood opened mouthed for a while staring at the phone wondering if I was going to call back and tell him I was only joking. I am waiting for the front door to fly open and a slightly hormonal pissed off 12 year old to come charging in....................................Do I care?........................Am I scared (a bit)?........................................NO I DO NOT!!!..................Its called Tough Love and although hes not going to enjoy it I am loving every minute of it.......


10 comments:

  1. Well done! Sometimes the tough love approach is needed to make people take responsibility

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  2. Ohhhh this will be me in a couple of years, I just know it

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  3. Oh dear, my daughter is only 3! I have a feeling I might experience this too :(

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  4. " Clinks wine glass in recognition" - well done Mummy.

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  5. ha! Well tough love has gotta be the way at some point! Time for wine I reckon :) lol #magicmoments

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  6. Good for you! I am quite strict with my son about stuff like this. I have taken stuff to him a couple of times, but on the whole I leave him - and if he gets detention he will learn from it. As I'm at work 12 miles away from his school three days a week I can't actually help him out anyway!

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  7. My 12 year old is exactly the same, in fact we have had the cooking one tonight as it happens, she had the list last tuesday and then came to me at 9pm to start sorting ingrediants of which we dont have so she is going empty handed tomorrow and will get a detention .. god you have have to love this age (that was siad through gritted teeth!)

    Thanks for linking up and making feel far less alone! #MagicMoments

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  8. Like Actually Mummy said, this will be me in a few years! My eldest is 9 now and quickly becoming forgetful and hormonal. Let's hope he learns his lesson! :)

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  9. well done you!!!!! #magicmoments x

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  10. Thanks for all your comments guys. xx

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