MOB Blog – for Mothers of Boys

The good, the bad and the ugly of Year 12

Written by : Posted on April 19, 2015 : No Comments

Hello all, sorry it’s been way too long since I’ve written but life got in the way and the next time I looked up, a year had almost passed…Anyhoo, we’re a quarter of the way through Year 12, we’re on the home stretch and it seems like a good idea to take stock of where we’re at, and how we’re surviving.

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The 7 best things about teaching your 16 year old to drive

Written by : Posted on June 16, 2014 : 3 Comments
  1. It is excellent for weight loss. Not sure if that’s due to the nausea just before, during and after the learner driving adventure, or the related stress levels? I’m struggling to even keep down that first wine afterwards…

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Do you really want to spend your weekend doing that?

Written by : Posted on May 23, 2014 : No Comments

Those were the words my poor, simple husband did not have the good sense to keep to himself when we were recently “discussing” my workload and a more even distribution of the household chores. Admittedly, it was more me “discussing” loudly and him standing there with that glazed-over look they get in the eyes. And the worse thing is, that even though he had clearly tuned out, if I had challenged him to repeat what I just said (yes I do like to try that old one occasionally) he probably would have got it right because it’s the same old “discussion” we seem to have on a regular basis. Yes, I’m even starting to bore myself with it.

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What matters

Written by : Posted on February 27, 2014 : 1 Comment

When I first sat down to write this post I was in a particularly bad mood. I then proceeded to write a tirade on all the things that shit me to tears. When that was done I realised I had wasted more than an hour breaking my number one 2014 resolution – DON’T WASTE TIME ON THINGS THAT DON’T MATTER!!! So into the bin it went and I started thinking instead about all the things that do matter.

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Things I learnt over the holidays – random mutterings of a mother at the end of school holidays

Written by : Posted on January 20, 2014 : No Comments

You can never, ever shop too many times when you have teenage boys in the house.

You will never have enough food in the house, even if you have shopped within the last two hours.

And still on the food theme, no matter how much you bake, it will be gone within a few hours.

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How not to pack a bag – packing tips for young (and older) men

Written by : Posted on October 18, 2013 : No Comments

The mossy family headed off on a weekend away recently – okay, so not exactly a holiday since there was a surf carnival involved, because we couldn’t possibly go a weekend without some sport :) Anyhows, I asked the mossy men (two juniors, one senior) to pack their clothes before they went to school on Friday. Simple enough request, surely?

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School camp – who enjoys it more?

Written by : Posted on September 16, 2013 : No Comments

I’m trying hard not to gloat but I have both my boys PLUS Mr mossy all at school camp this week! I could be wrong, but I’m pretty sure that life doesn’t get any better than this!

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The joys of teenage homework

Written by : Posted on August 28, 2013 : No Comments

Our school did a major overhaul of the “homework” system this year and, in their infinite wisdom, came up with a grand plan to rename homework an “additional learning opportunity”. I love it!

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An explanation of the potential outcomes from touch football games

Written by : Posted on July 22, 2013 : No Comments

So on Sunday we found ourselves at a touch football tournament for Mr 15. I should preface this with the fact that Mr 15 has absolutely no interest in touch but had given in after being badgered at school. Last week it rained solidly so hopes were high that it would be cancelled anyway and I sprung out of bed at 6.00 on Sunday to confirm the good news. But NO…it was still on. Unbelievable.

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Lessons on buying pyjamas for boys (aka young men of style)

Written by : Posted on July 5, 2013 : 2 Comments

We had two hours…One pair of pyjamas to buy… How hard could it be?

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