What is it about men that means when they have a problem, that problem has to be bottled away, ignored and dealt with in such a way that means grumpy behaviour?
OK, so maybe I’m generalising now, not all men are like this, but it seems that the ones in my life are…
What’s the issue? Just deal with whatever it is and take action to make it better and, if possible, take steps to prevent it happening again.
All aspects of many things can be fixed and dealt with, with just a little structured organisation. Obviously there is always going to be times in your life when things crop up that just can’t be dealt with easily, but in general organisation will always help.
I am a really organised type of person and I find that if I have a structure in place for my writing and my life in general, things just seem to work better.
It’s something I very quickly learnt when I had three very small children, the more organised I was the easier it became to get everything done that needed to be finished urgently.
I have carried this with me throughout my writing life and it has, so far, always been a wise decision.
Now all I need to do it to convince the men in my life that dealing with their issues and organising themselves is a much better way to avoid annoying situations.
But, as always, I’m just the wife and mother and know nothing…
So, we've now come to the end of the boys first week at their new school. And, I think it's been a success so far. My eldest has apparently been a hit with all the girls in his year so is now very happy indeed, as I am sure you can imagine.
He has finally got his timetable and has all the option classes he wanted so seems to be pretty pleased with himself at the moment and, as anyone who has a teenager will know, having a happy teenager is a rare occurrence so I'm making the most of his good mood by getting him to help around the house.
My middle son also seems to have had a good first week, although he came to me this week and said;
"Mum, I want you to write a letter of complaint to my teacher."
"Oh, really Jake, why is that?"
"Well, I've had four pieces of homework in three days and it's not on, I want you to write and say that it's too much to do."
Oh dear, I don't think he's quite grasped that he's now in year eight and will be getting more and more homework as he moves through the year groups. Needless to say, I told him that it was not too much and he would have to get used to it.
Speaking of homework, I have had a really busy week myself and don't seem to have stopped. I think this afternoon I will spend whats left of my weekend relaxing with my book and a glass of wine, before it's back to work bright and early tomorrow morning.
see you again soon...