Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Who'd have teenagers?

I think it's time for a little rant about my teenagers!! DS isn't too bad really, except that he has sat all day in front of the TV with his friend on a 'Battlestar Gallactica' marathon! I think they are both a bit fed up now, some 10 hours after it started!

DD is not so easy. Sleepovers are getting out of hand! She had 4 girls sleep over last Friday, and slept over with a friend last night. She was told to be back at 4pm becasue of school tomorrow, but wanted me to go and get her from the other side of town at 4pm, and then into Worthing to buy new trainers!!! I don't finish work (my voluntary job) until 4, and by the time I would be over the other side of town, it would be nearly 5. She has dancing tonight (6.30pm) so needs to fed and ready by 6ish. 2 of her friends were coming here at 5.30!! So there really wasn't time to go and get her, feed her, do all the things needed for school tomorrow and be ready in time!! She slammed the phone down on me!! HOW RUDE!!! In the end though she did get a lift home and was home about 4.30, just as I was going to go and get her. And to her enormous credit, she doesn't bear grudges, she just forgets and gets on with it. (Much better than me- I am still seething, some 4 hours later!!) She is just so grumpy on days after she has slept over (no sleep), and won't admit it. We try to limit sleepovers, but it seems that noone else does. It was her friends mum's 50th birthday yesterday, I wouldn't have a DD friend sleep over at my house on my birthday!! And this same friend is sleeping over somewhere else tonight, when it's school tomorrow!!

Rant over, enough of this.

Something nice that happened today - I started my huge clean up of the house, and cleaned the kitchen cupboards, well the fronts anyway, and the worktops. Tomorrow the floor, and a huge tidy and clean up round the rest of the house.

4 comments:

oOcarrieOo said...

I can remember I used to be in 'evil' moods after staying over at someones house! Being polite to other peoples parents is hard work! so when you gat home all that teenage attitude needs to be released! x

MJ said...

Oh Linda, have no advice hun on the DD front, sounds like we had similar days on the tidying front!! Love the photos of Goodwood. Hopefully during all this you are taking time for yourself, I find (well on my chocolate years that is) that chocolate cures most things, followed by a hot bath with a glass of wine and a good book.

MJ said...

Oh Linda, have no advice hun on the DD front, sounds like we had similar days on the tidying front!! Love the photos of Goodwood. Hopefully during all this you are taking time for yourself, I find (well on my chocolate years that is) that chocolate cures most things, followed by a hot bath with a glass of wine and a good book.

Galaxy Girl said...

We found that Rob's sleepovers got way out of hand. I banned them completely when he learnt to drive, and yesterday in a conversation he admitted that I should have been firmer when he was at school about sleepovers, etc.

Very industrious of you my lovely to do cleaning - when you've finished hop over to me!!

Kym