In which I declare war… and other stuff.

So you know my rules?

The boys have been sorely tested by them. Sneaking on the xBox when I’m not in the room then forgetting they’re being sneaky by getting so engrossed in the game and not realising I’ve returned to our OPEN PLAN YOU NUMBNUTS living area and then all falling down dead when I just turn it off BEFORE THEY CAN SAVE IT OOOHOOHOOH THEPAINTHEAGONY.

It has been a very hard slog. One in which I showed moments of weakness only to then smack myself in the head because if I’ve learnt anything over the last 13 years it’s that if you have drawn your line in the sand, pitched your battle, set the parametres then

Oh the wailing.

Oh the gnashing of teeth.

Oh the emo.

Oh the torturous WHINGING OF DEATH.

But I have held firm and today I did the ultimate. I hid every.single.controller. Including the computer mouse.

And you know what? Instead of the foot stomping and wailing and gnashing of teeth?


Not a nada.

What did they do instead?

They visited next door (as did I for a chin wag); they visited across the road (as did I, for a chin wag); they played out the front for a while; we watched Glee together; they p.l.a.y.e.d. together, creating a game with their lego aeroplanes. Each of them with a role.

There was, let’s take a moment, NO fighting. No tears. No “I DIDN’T GET A LONG TURN”.

OH I know I know, tomorrow will be all out war once more but dudes, today, today I WON.


In other news I washed Felix’s sheets today. DEAR GOD I needed a HAZMAT suit. I had to WASH.THE.PILLOWS. as well as the bedding. What the hell is it with boys and boy smell???


In other news, today I ran 8kms. I think I have shin splints and I am psychologically challenged by the whole running caper at the moment but know it will go once I get over this week. Why is the third week of a program the hardest? It was the same with C25K and now the same with Bridge to 10K. Weird.

Re the shin splints –  I had them as a teenager and have a vague recollection the pain was similar. I am trying to ignore them because there is no way I’m not running.


In other news, according to the scales I have lost 9kgs since October last year. But that was yesterday. This morning it said I’d only lost 5 so either I need to do a really big shit or am as full of air as you all can already confirm.


In other news, I am still the Queen of Supreme Organisation and feeling damn good about it to.


In other news I had a meeting today with someone who might be able to manufacture my little business idea. To say I am giddy with excitement and sick with anticipation is an understatement.



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  • Oh there is too much in this post !!!
    yay for businessy stuff, and yay for the win.
    and the smell of boys – it seeps out their heads…
    jodie recently posted..So I had this big post planned- right

  • I need you over here to sort us out, I think. Because I don’t have your self control.
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  • Yeah, yay for pushing kids to move out of the zone.
    Yay for you mate, yay for running and losing and business and all.
    Sooz recently posted..anticipating

  • Paola

    … in other news I heart you, I really do.

  • Oh I’m a kindred with you … there are way too many testicles in my house.

    Actually *playing* together? Who knew!? Fantastic news on the business-y thing. Go you good thing!

    Your blog headers always make my mouth water.

    edenland recently posted..Swordless Wednesday- I prefer mine with tomato sauce and mustard

  • Yay for playing! Yay for no fighting. It was a win for sure! I love those days.
    I’ve been having a battle with running this week. Ugh. But I’ve kept at it.
    Now I’m off to wash my son’s bedding… and fumigate his stinky boys room!
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  • yah yah yah and yah!!!
    you impress me no end!!!!
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  • Von

    Wow…victory on every front! You don’t also happen to have a solution for working out who really hit whom?
    Von recently posted..Next year- buddy