This week has been a bit of a rollercoaster with emotions flying high (mainly my daughters) and we have had a few battles to contend with.
All in all it has been a pretty good week but oh my has she given me a few moments.
Monday we had the start of what I think could be a mini series of Mum v Daughter moments, the first was about dinner, if you missed it you can see what happened here.
All week she has been excited as she is having a few friends over today for a sleepover for her birthday, and all week I have been going on at her about the state of her bedroom, I swear it was a health hazard, I especially wanted it done before today as we were meant to be out this morning. Thursday she said she was going to do it, I think she moved 2 cup out.
My husband said for me not to do it and to teach her a lesson and I got the lecture ‘if you keep doing it she will never learn and will keep thinking you will do it’. Which is true because every time I do clear her bedroom I say this is it I am not doing it again. But I needed to be able to hoover and steam the carpets properly. So I did sort her room, but this time I did some bits, but I piled her bed with everything I wanted putting away, took her iPad and chargers out as well.
Fast forward to her coming home from school, with her tuna pasta she had made in her cookery lesson which was leaking all over the bags it was in, so while I was sorting that out she was chatting all excited about her sleepover, seeing what I had brought for it. I then said about her bedroom
Me – I have done some of your bedroom but you need to sort out the rest as it is piled on your bed
C – Ok will do it later
Me – That’s fine, I have taken your iPad and both chargers out of your room until it has been done
C – What – you can’t do that (the shock in her voice and the look on her face was so funny and I had to stop myself from laughing)
Me – Why can’t I
C – You just can’t
Me – Well I have
She stomped upstairs and was stomping and banging around in her bedroom. She came back a while later asking if she could have her iPad, so I went to check if she had sorted her bedroom, and apart from a couple of bits, she had.
After all this, we settled down in the evening to watch Children in Need, unfortunately, we did not watch all of it, as the devastating news about Paris came on, and me and my husband sat up for hours watching the devastating news, it is truly heartbreaking.
My parents went away to Morocco on Thursday, which I am not happy about, as they are on high security alert, I am petrified that something is going to happen there now, will be so glad on Thursday when they get home.
So I am now enjoying the peace this morning, before the noise and laughter later on, I think it is going to be a long noisy night.
Hope you have all had a good week, and have a lovely weekend x