The 4th day into the new year and things are not going too bad, there we go I’ve said it so that will be the whole year jinxed then?
It’s all busy busy busy here in the Froggy house, small boy is back and after a good nights sleep and some good food is back to his happy self, laughing without a care in the world, keeping on top of his chores, sticking to rules, following his routine and finding every day a joy. I’m making the most of him being like this and so yesterday we went into town to spend his yule money on yet more lego. He had £30 but I out an extra ten to it as not only did his dad only give him a tenner but it was then spent on going to the chip shop. Small boy being awesome doesn’t mind in a bit but it pisses me off that his dad doesn’t treat all of his children equally, small boy always being the one who loses out, and fobbed off with crap excuses. Birthdays are just as bad too so it is a good job I am an awesome mum I guess but I do wish his dad had a positive influence on his life, then again his failings are the reasons why I fell out with him.
Back to the busy good stuff, we are making a start on our January jobs in the garden today, it’s not going to take too long but it’s needs to be done to get it all ready for wassailing at the weekend. I have my drinking horn and cider at the ready and after last years first apples I’m quite looking forward to seeing how it does this year, plus singing to my apply tree, scaring away negative energies from the garden always freaks the neighbours out. Also one of my favourite pass times.
Small boy is in charge of digging and preparing the raspberry patch while I do the more less fun job of clearing up rubbish after the winds and shitty winter. Buds are starting to appear on everything, birds are calling and the sun is out … For once!!! And even though its not here yet there is the faint smell of spring in the air. I’m thinking its coming early again after the mild winter.
We shall be getting some more bread on the go before we go out as I now have a bread maker, a slow cooker and a brownie maker. All of which are making my life a lot easier as it no longer takes hours out of my day to prepare and cook food. The bread maker even has a cake function. So they are saving me time and most importantly money.
The weekend is going to be rather busy too, I’m still catching up on washing and house work and my accounts. Sorting out diaries, schedules, letters to school (and offsted etc ) but there has been one thing playing on my mind.
Small boy doesn’t have any friends, most of the kids around here are horrid, 8 year olds getting stoned is quite normal, going around in groups and generally getting into trouble. He’s 13 this year, and because of narrow minded parents he never gets invited to birthday parties, kids are told not to have anything to do with him etc and it breaks my heart. He has mates at school, they go around causing trouble and playing off each other but not friends. I have no idea what I’m going to do. I don’t have any like minded friends who have children his age or that are into the same things as him… In other words not very much tech. So any suggestions on how to deal with this will be great. Remember we also have no money .. Going out to coffee shops etc to meet others costs money. £1 for us a whole meal.. We have no choice with our budget to only get by on needs
I would love to get him into clubs but again they cost money that we don’t have, scouts for example is £5 per week but has to be paid quarterly. I couldn’t even afford it even if it was on a weekly basis, let alone costs of uniforms, trips and not driving would be an issue at times too.
For now it shall just be me and small boy I guess taking on the world