Henry is very part time at school now and it is lovely to see more of him, when his brother isn't around. He has a few more exams to do and then a nice long Summer before he goes back to school to take 'A' Levels. I am glad he is staying at school because he needs the structure and discipline. I am trying to get him to do a little more around the house but it is like shoving an elephant up the stairs. It worries me to think that lad will ever be independent. He can't even make himself a bacon sandwich. He can manage 'Cheese and Crackers' and occasionally makes very interesting sandwiches with 'Pickled Eggs, Jalepenos, Reggae Reggae Sauce, Olives, cheese and whatever else he can find that is not a vegetable! Most of Henry's friends are 16 but Henry is not 16 until the middle of July, so he is too young to find a part time job yet! Not that anyone would want him! (I jest he is a lovely lad really)!
I manged to walk the dog today, which was my first walk in a week. I went to Bloomin Weight Watchers yesterday and despite counting, weighing and measuring all my food I put on 1.5lbs! Miffed I am! Extremely miffed! Now my back is 98% better I can exercise again. The dog transformed from Eeyore to All Terrain Dog! She has a blast, charging through meadows and woods. She really has a 'Joie de vivre' when she is out she comes alive. Back home she flops on the sofa and turns back into Eeyore. I picked some lovely Elderflowers.
Henry really wanted to go swimming tonight. I am pleased about that because the average British Teenager gets up to all sorts on the average Friday Night. I have tried the kicking his butt approach to parenting with no great success. So making an effort to take him out is a small price to pay for an evening without having to worry about what he is up to. Saturday is his day of freedom and I wait at home 'having kittens' until he is home safe again! I would rather have noisy teenagers in my house then at least I know where they are and what they are up to. It is a shame kids have to grow up! If my parents are reading this they will feel it is justice and pay back for the trouble and worry I caused them! I really would not want to be a teenager again! I am happy being a grumpy, frumpy, forty something! After swimming the kids voted for take away burgers! I was very good and resisted and made Chicken and Vegetable Skewers for myself when we got home. This