I wonder if when Harry Enfield invented Kevin and Perry he knew just what he had unleashed?!
My eldest son has taken the stereotype of both these characters amalgamated them into one and improved on it!
He regularly "hates" me and thinks that I am "so unfair".
I really dislike being a mother to teenage boys, there is no respite to the unremitting crap they dole out on a regular basis!!! And BONUS! I get all three of them 24/7 for the next two months...YEAH!!
In my house it is a war of attrition, I can't show any sign of weakness or they strike like lions stalking their prey, one false move and that's it!.....the irony is in nature it's the lionesses that do the hunting, the lions just sit back and wait for the meal to be ready...Ermm? How does that work?!!!
The scriptwriters of soap operas would be hard pushed to convince the public that the crap that occurs in my life is "true to life". My life is imitating art!!
How's this for an example;
No.1 son needed to re-enroll in Lycee this week, he was given all the paperwork (think half a forest!) the night before he was due to leave and told not to forget it under any circumstances. He had had the previous five weeks off school because he had been on work experience (oxymoron - work is alien to him!). He needed to get up on Monday at 5am to be at the bus stop for 6am. He needs to cycle to said bus stop (5 kms) - not something you would choose to do at 5.45am but it's his education and future, not mine. He is seventeen in 15 days time, he needs to stand on his own two feet. 5.05am a knock on my bedroom door, "Mum?" he says "You are going to school" I say "But I don't feel well" he says "I'll go tomorrow" he adds. Do I really have to do this every Monday morning? He's nearly 17 for goodness sake!! I have three other children , two fourteen year olds and a five year old, but he still expects me to run around after him. Guess what? He forgot the form, left it on the coffee table in the living room. Now, I know I could have taken it down to him, but it is an hour and a half round trip to his school and I have loads to do in this last week before they all break up. So I rang his school and asked them to send him back on the Wednesday afternoon (he has Wednesday afternoons off) to collect the form and then he could go back on the Thursday. He could have spent the afternoon with his friends in the cinema but instead he is here. Will he learn his lesson?... Ohh! Sorry I just had to duck to mind the pig that has just flown past my head! Tee! Hee!!
Watch these and you'll see what I mean!!