Friday, March 21, 2008

Luckily I am Optimistic...

"Tis the season to be jolly" Tra la la la laa lalalaaaaaaar.. Ooops! Wrong commercial opportunity. I mean wrong religious festival aka holiday thingy.... *sigh*

Lucky for Jesus, His mother was a saint. He made it to adulthood, albeit a brief one *sighs again*

I am so close to axe murdering my teenage son that it isn't funny. The only thing that is keeping my son firmly anchored to this life is the fact that," I AM AN OPTIMIST!!!" Things in Casa Rockyponds must get better.. or for Frogs sake I am going to run away and join the circus...

Last year I watched a docco on ABC and it was all about brain development. Apparently toddlers brains and teenagers brains are eeerily similar. *cue spooky music*.

I would never ever ask Miss Amy (toddler) to light the woodheater in the kitchen..
I did ask David (teenager) to light the woodheater in the kitchen..

Ooops!!!

We have had a run of very hot weather and I haven't needed to light the fire for a while, so there were a couple of things on top of the fire-box.. A watering can was one of them..


And this my dear friends is just the thin end of the wedge...

Veronica writes most beautifully about her little brother....
Actually she describes the teenage boy annoyability to a T....

Yours Frustratedly Kim ...xoxox

18 comments:

River said...

The boy did exactly as he was told and therein lies your problem. You should have said remove items from the top of the woodburner and then please light the fire. Hee Hee. Luckily it wasn't something that burst into flames........

River said...

Your David reminds me of my James who would pull the kettle to the front of our woodstove then go up to the lounge room and watch tv and forget about the coffee he'd wanted until we all came from other areas of the house wondering what that burning smell was. after replacing two kettles I bought a whistling one. Drove us all mad but at least the noise reminded him it was on the fire.

frog ponds rock... said...

I am nodding my head in agreement here River as I read your comments.... (and giggling) too...

yours exhaustedly Kim hehehehehe

BenefitScroungingScum said...

Oops! Ah well, at least he'll come out the other end a lovely human being...you hope ;) BG x x x

jientje said...

He is some piece of work!!! Hehehe!

LceeL said...

Unfortunately, he didn't light the fire between the ears before the more literal event. When my sons did 'stoopid stuff' of similar ilk, it usually resulted in my favorite phrase, descriptive of teenage boys - 'box of rocks' as in, 'Dumb as a ...'

Anonymous said...

hmm..

look what joys i seem to have coming..

kinda scary.. really

TAZ

Jayne said...

So many males do similar things *sigh*.
So many males and so little vegie garden in which to hide their bodies lol ;)

Sandy C. said...

Oh no! Hmmm...I wonder if my hubby has a teenage brain ;)

Tracey said...

You are quite right about the brain development thing. It's just that it's not obvious, so you don't think of it until it's too late!

On the other hand, if you fuck up everything you are asked to do, chances are you won't be asked twice!

Kelley said...

I hear ya babe. Too is exactly the same. Unless you specifically SAY take the freaking things off first she will not.

ARGH!

Veronica said...

The funny thing is, he swears he didn't even see the (rather large) watering can.

Also, I will trade my toddler for your teenager. Least David sleeps.

frog ponds rock... said...

and sleeps and sleeps and sleeps..

Karen MEG said...

I was gonna say what Sandy C said...I don't think some teens grow out of it LOL!

Anja said...

Ok, I've got a plan.

Leave David and Amy in a playpen together and you and Veronica get some sleep.

Damn, ladies... you're both going to get fried brain cells raising these kids.

A girl's night out might be called for, dontcha think?

Mrs. C said...

Aw, wow! I blogged about this sort of thing not too long ago happening with my son Patrick!

Thankfully no one was injured. How goes the fire situation there?

Bretwalda Edwin-Higham said...

Life in Tassie - howzit going?

baby~amore' said...

OH dear - a mere males winner. I haz one too and he would have done the same thing I imagine your David did.Heaven help me when I have two at the same time.


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