Monday, May 23, 2011

Boy Update

'Lizard Fellowhip'

Well, before we get into a week of 'house-ey' discussions and drooling over various kitchens and such, I thought I might give you an update on my lads.

They are growing up fast. My big son is as tall as me now (which isn't saying too much as I am a shrimp)... but we stand eye to eye. He's tall enough to put his arm around my shoulder as we leave school each afternoon. It's a funny feeling, having your baby the same size as you. He's growing into a beautiful man... I am totally biased and ferociously defensive... even with the School Marshall, arguing the severity of his first Friday detention because he forgot to 'sign on' in the morning.....for the first time ever... in his 7 years at the school. Devastation..... as it goes on his school record. No.... not smoking in the toilets, not getting into a fight, not slipping back to A's from A+s... forgot to sign the attendance sheet. I fought the battle and lost (I am sure they have mummies fighting their son's battles all the time). I thought I'd fight this one as other boys forget to sign on and only get lunch rubbish pick up punishment or just get told not to do it again. I though it was harsh and inconsistent .... so I gave it a go.... but detention it is :(

"Don't worry Mum, at least I'll never forget to do it again". Oh well, lesson learnt. Growling Mother though.


As you can see the lizards are thriving and constantly smothered with love. Nigel and Brian became Nigella and Brianna there for a while but we have now confirmed that Brianna is actually a Brian and Nigella remains a Nigella. They live a blissful life in their tank with 'boy fellowship' on the deck every afternoon after school. You'd think they'd run when they are let out. No, they sit and let the boys hold their hands and tickle their chins.

'M for Mum'

Little one is still little.... as light as a feather but the best striker ever! He runs to the sideline every time he scores a goal and gives me the 'M for Mum' sign... as he reckons he scores more goals when I am there watching him. Bless his little heart.

I love being their Mum.
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22 comments:

  1. Wow that does seem harsh. Is this the same school that allowed someone to steal a musical instrument on the grounds? If so I am not sure the lessons are being learned by all. MB

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  2. I don't think think they can get any cuter, especially the M sign. Adorable!

    I think that's a harsh penalty for something so small, I would have fought it too.

    Those lizards are amazing just sitting there. So cool!

    You've done a fantastic job raising those boys.
    xxx

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  3. You have such beautiful boys A-M. I agree, that detention was so harsh! Good on you for fighting it :)

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  4. You have so much to be proud of with such nice boys. xx

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  5. And they are very lucky that they have you for a mum. Great job!

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  6. Your boys are just gems...no wonder you are so proud of them. You are a great mother, obviously.
    xxx

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  7. They are just so gorgeous A-M! I love the M for Mum sign, melts my heart! Boys are so special aren't they :)
    Jxx

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  8. Those pictures are just adorable.

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  9. Now we're going back a ways, but I remember when taking attendance was Sister's job. We just answered "present" when our name was called.

    Now your boy is punished because administrators have fobbed it off on the students?? Where is the logic? Glad you stood up for him.

    I see the little pets are growing up too!!

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  10. My 13 yr old daughter has just passed me - and I'm 172cm tall!!! It is strange and makes me feel old!!!
    Schools need to get a grip...secondary schools are the black hole of education - nothing has changed since I was left 20 years ago...it's sad because those of us who teach in the primary school system bust our be-hinds to keep things fresh, up-to-date and relevant and then the children go to secondary school where most (not all) of the teachers are biding their time 'til retirement. We need to move with our children.
    My fight is with teachers who won't let their students take notes and use their computers more thoroughly - computers that the school has given out to each child......I'll step down off my soap box now...:-)
    got to be in their fighting for our kids!

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  11. Wonderful update! Your boys are amazing young men already - look out world, here they come!

    And I agree - that punishment for not signing in seems very unfair - especially if other kids only have to pick up rubbish at lunch or something - where's the consistency? I would have fought hard on that one too!

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  12. wow, they certainly are growing up very fast!!!as is my son and his huge attitude.....oh well, one can only do their best as a parent and the rest is up to them!!

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  13. Yes, Helen, I have seen snippets of the attitude. Gritting my teeth for the ride. A-M xx

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  14. The most gorgeous boys and the most gorgeous mum!!! <3

    B

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  15. You know; I´ve always felt that I want my pets to have fur - but these are quite cool! I´m sure my boys would love them! :-)

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  16. What special boys you have x

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  17. Inconsistency is a real bane in schools, sorry your boy got the rough edge of a bad decision. But look how he takes it on the chin, he'll be a man with resilience. Your boys seem a fantastic testament to your loving parenting. Good for them and you! xx

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  18. How cute are those lizards? Makes you realise there is definitely a connection there.

    Your boys are treasures and have a beautiful relationship with you.

    I will never forget Mum fighting for me at school when I was punished for arguing something in Yr 11 3Unit Ancient History. My teacher was also the Principal (and a Brother), who with hindsight probably had some early onset dementia. He did not appreciate my questioning mind ;) and put a halt to my ambitions of School Captain (he vetoed my nomination!). Ah, those were the days! Of course the only important thing that came of it was knowing my Mum was there to back me up!

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  19. Too cute. They are still very gorgeous. I love the M sign. Detention is harsh I feel. My 12 year old has had them because someone in his art class mucks up, not my boy. He feels it is very unjust. I hope Brian and Nigella get down and funky and make little cute Brinella's.

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  20. Oh, the M is beautiful, i'll watch for that when he's winning the world cup & doing a big M for us all to swoon. My gorgeous boy makes love heart hands when he's running, that & the dimples, oh, love him to pieces. Nothing like an "i love you mum" as they zoom on past. My eldest is almost as tall as me (i'm not a giant but it's weird anyway) & i love it.
    As for detention, ouch, that's harsh & even worse if it's inconsistent!! Love Posie

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  21. Detention for forgetting to sign the attendance sheet is pretty stiff - the principal must have been in an especially bad mood that day. Good for you for trying to talk some sense into him.

    Poor Brian/Brianna/Brian must be going through a serious identity crisis! ;-) I won't even ask how you tell the difference between a boy lizard and a girl lizard!

    Your son's "M for Mum" is sweet :-)

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  22. Surely the detention could be struck from his school record? You're not asking that he doesn't do the detention. I'd be furious & still jumping around.

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Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave me a comment. I love hearing from you. A-M xx