The school holidays begin. Teenagers disappear to their rooms and only materialise for food or when they’re bored… My 14 year old daughter set a new record, emerging after just a few hours!
So – lists to make while they all sleep in this morning. It will, of course, be typical that as soon as I seem to nail the handling of teenagers, they’ll evolve, again, into something else, or of course they will have flown.
But to the present. I have managed to wrest a commitment of half a day each week for helping and “things” (having recently moved, there are plenty of things to be done – I just need to be ready for when they’re in the frame of mind to do helping). And I must remember that they are both capable of pretty much anything I can do (OK, so physically they can do more) – which should be usefulness itself.
We shall see… How often will the grass be mowed? Will the excess furniture here actually be taken to the tip or to a charity shop? Will their rooms either remain (girl child) or become (son who has had exams and too much school work to be doing with such inanities as putting clothes away) tidy? Will I remember to buy school uniform in good time and not in a mad rush in the last week? How much actual business work will I be able to get done (or want to – it is rather lovely here outside)?
No going away for us this year – the house move rather put a stop on that idea – but we should think of lovely things to do – make some memories here, in this amazing garden.
And as for shenanigans – if there are to be any I’m going to have to make them happen… Who’s in 😉