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This blog is not happening, for several reasons. Mostly, I think that my muses are getting to old to be written about by me: their antics and personalities, their reputations, etc, etc.

I would love to write about my challenges with pre-teens, and about how well they are learning to deal with THEIR challenges. I am so proud of them. I love them with all my heart!

I am proud of how Max has come into his own now that his brothers are out at big school. Max has great friends and he plays the guitar with total COOLNESS. You should see his face when he sings. The next Jon Bon Jovi, I tellya! I just want to hug him all day. He’s growing up so fast…

Chas and Sam love that I write, and often suggest topics… but they never suggest that I write about them. This week, they got new waterproof backpacks and Chas insisted that I write a review. He hung over my shoulder and told me all about the Awesome Backpack of Awesome and he is LONGING to float down a river with it!

For that review, and all future writings, head back to http://thingsivefoundinpockets.blogspot.com/ where reviews and ramblings will continue to happen.

Cuz there’s nothing to see here, really.

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Still Alive…

Hello! We’re all good here. For this week’s book reviews, go to The Other Pocket.


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Breaking the Cycle

It’s getting Autumn-ish here, with a definite nip in the air. Chas and Sam had to ride to school in the rain yesterday morning, all rainproofed and snuggly, which they found exciting. Long may the excitement last…

I’ve got all kinds of stuff happening at GNM Parents and on the other Pockets I’m going on about breastfeeding.

In old lady news, Margo is feeling cross and bored, but last night she was to go out to the symphony and she cancelled, because you know when you reach that point that you just can’t be bothered? Poor Margo, being ninety-three is not fun. Today I’ll try to go with her to some old friends for tea… just need to get a playdate after school for Max. He is Mr. Popular so that shouldn’t be too difficult!

I’m catching Margo’s mood, and feeling like WHYYY do I have to cook? I’m sick of cooking. Day in, day out, we cook, and eat, and poop. And wash the dishes and clean the toilet. Many times a day. Geeeze! Can we just break the cycle, people?

So yeah, that’s all here.

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The Weekend in Heaps of Stuff

Well it was a rainy Saturday, so we took the chance to do cool crafty stuff!

Yes folks! Chas’ project is a CAR with a motor and four-wheel drive. Note the mega-awesome carved balsa body, the cogs and thingies.

Max’s project is a school one: a Tudor house made of cardboard. I helped with the roof, AND got very enthusiastic and made a person out of a sock and other interesting ingredients. Max still needs to do some more work on the outside walls of the house.

Sam’s project is a sketch animation, and you can see the finished product on YouTube. DO check it out, he worked so hard on it, and got the timing perfect!

Have you EVER seen such a great creative mess?? Me neither.

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First Day at School

First day of school: Dawned bright and sunny. Sam lost one locker key within 6 minutes of getting it, and all day long older boys gave the new boys wrong information (“Science lab 12? That way! And tighten that tie young man… tighter!”) (Dad, I bet you’re having flashbacks. If you write a post about YOUR experiences I’ll give it to the boys and they won’t feel so hard done by! Email me!) Heavens opened after lunch, and the Bond Twins had to ride home in freezing rain.

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Extra curriculars after school till 1700hrs, starting next week, and the boys are doing football, archery, kickboxing, fencing, etc (oh, plus cricket and more football and choir and band practice at lunchtime). Ergo, they will not be getting home till well after 5 every day but Monday. Thank goodness for hot school lunches. (High point of the day!)

And yeah, they had homework.

Bedtime has been bumped up to early and the TV is unplugged. Bring it on.

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I’ve never been happy for the holidays to end before… I think that being in a new place, and the boys being kinda grown up, have made us ready for routine again.

Anyway, I’m seriously glad that Monday is nearly here. So are the boys!

Looking handsome aren’t they? Respectable, even. Don’t be fooled.

Max is the only one at primary school now, and I think he’s glad to have the place to himself.

In other news, there’s a GIVEAWAY over on Things I’ve Found in Pockets, the new Terry Pratchett book ‘I Shall Wear Midnight’. Yup, it’s out here. And it’s GOOD. Go check it out. Yes, the old site is being revamped. Who knows what evolutionary process will happen there? You have a say, so get over there and let me know.

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