Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Temporary reprieve?

At the moment our home is peaceful after our awful Christmas but I don't know if DD can keep it up. The incentive seems to be that she wants to carry on swimming & playing football. I've made it very clear to her that ALL sport will stop if she continued with her awful behaviour as I won't play taxi in those circumstances. She's SO much nicer to be with!

DH & I are enjoying her company for the first time in months & she was giggling last week which was lovely to hear

kitten sitting
Lyra says: What do you want????


Anonymous said...

That's good news, sometimes a threat close to home kicks in better than delivering a punishment. Long may it last ;)

Linda said...

Let's hope the peace lasts. ;0)

Lovely photo of Lyra - pets are *definitely* much easier to manage than children! *LOL*

blog-blethers said...

Oooooh HOW I share your thoughts at times with our adolescents! And so pleased that you are enjoying a little peace and each other at the moment ... long may it continue!

Also agree about the disappointing lack of colour when some Opals translate from 4 ply to DK versions. Dr Fish looked great as 4 ply. I bought it in the DK version for socks for DD2 and felt it soooo insipid I didn't last past the cuff:(

Aknita said...

Long may peace last! Adolescence can be a confusing and difficult time for all concerned. I'm pleased things are more peaceful for you.

Nic said...

Long may the peace last!! I really dread the teenage years. Dd is bad enough at the moment and she is 3. Temper? My god!!
Thanks for the comments about finances. Everyone I have spoken to have said 'don't do it!' but really, I think it is such a better idea.

Arianwen said...

glad it is calm. Your DD has always seemed completely charming to me and that is half the battle. If other people really like them. one of the other dd's from the Rowan group proved herself totally obnoxious last week.

Carolyn said...

Not having any children I'm not sure I can be much help, but having BEEN a pre-teen girl ;) I cringe now looking back on my behaviour at times during adolesence.

I think girls are far worse than boys in terms of making that transition from child to adult - I know I was evil.

The good news is I think I'm not a bad person now ;)

Re your house move, it beggars belief the state some people will leave a house in doesn't it? Like you, we've always doen our utmost to leave our houses spic and span. Makes you wonder about those that don't doesn't it?