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Have just spent the afternoon listening to ES, aged 10, trying to teach my mother, aged 81, how to play Minecraft. Priceless.....could write a TV script on the resulting confusion (on both sides) and may well have to resort to wine to deal with the outfall...on all fronts!!!

 

Any other half term stories?

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I rang home to check OH had removed the bread from breadmaker otherwise its like a brick. My 13 year old answered and proceeded to lament about being locked in the house and made to do homework blah blah. Tall tales - I rang earlier and there was no answer - why OH and son had been to Costa had a nice drink, been to library and then shopping. Its a bit sad as a lot of his friends are on skiing trip. He gets more like "Kevin" every day. Soapdragon - bless your little un spending time with a grandparent even if they are all confused. I spent time playing Scrabble with dad to help his brain and mine - hes a devil wanting to use German words (from his days in the RAF) , enjoy the vino - only 5 more days and back at school :dance:

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Kudos to your mother for having the patience to try and understand Minecraft. My two Minecraft obsessed nephews tried to demonstrate it to me a while back; my brain was completely fried after about 2 minutes. I am 32.

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LB, so at 47 am I exempt from minecraft from my 12 year old YS? I don't get all the boy stuff at all!!! Absolutely get my ED but boys??? Though loved watching him play tennis in the sunshine this pm, prob my best hour of half term. Tomorrow he is off to football Chelsea training and the excitement is unimaginable !!! Unfortunately I'm working so no rest for me!

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YS is on half term from Uni and has tonsilitis :( . Lots of moping and strange gutteral noises when he tries to swallow and can't :( . On the upside, at least his girlfriend is back home in Northern Ireland and he's not missing any lectures!

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I spent the afternoon with my GS aged 15 , discussing computers, components , plugins and attachments as well as code writing looping and He stared at me blankly.... " Granma , they didn't have computers when you was young."

Me " No but we got our first Amstrad when Aunty Helen was 4 and we had to do our own programmes if we wanted to play most of our games ."

GS " Oh , but your a nurse granma, where has all this stuff come from ?"

" Well sweetness before this old granma was a Nurse she was an electrical tech studying engineering, the boys I studied with taught me physics and helped me with math , and I helped them write there essays and kept there circuit boards tidy during practical's ."

" You know too much granma."

" So shall we look at a Raspberry pi 2 ?"

" A What ? " he says.

I thought kids knew all about the latest kits and languages and code etc.... perhaps I'm wrong, but he is looking at it on the internet as GD is home on leave next week and I'm sure he'd like to build a raspberry pi2.

And tomorrow we are going to get Ashed then over to junction 32 for Chinese lunch. ..I love my GC.

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Weve all spent the best weatherwise day in beds with sick bowls :cry:

 

 

Been there not fun, hope that you are all on the mend.

 

I only have one at home now, she is coming up to GCSEs so she is revising and doing art projects. She had a day with friends yesterday, because we were working, but we are off for the rest of the week and she is back at the grindstone, poor kid I don't envy her.

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Half term for me too, as I'm a teacher, so the usual round of holiday appointments and chores: dentist, optician, haircut, catching up on the washing and ironing, vets for dog booster injections. Despite this, have had a glorious couple of sunshiney days watching my new girls in their fab new run! Happy chicken mummy!

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LB, so at 47 am I exempt from minecraft from my 12 year old YS?

 

I think as a parent you don't get to be exempt, but it's perfectly permissible for you simply to smile and nod at appropriate intervals because it's gone way over your head :lol:

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Minecraft has passed me by. I sat thro a lot of Pokemon even the film and stayed awake :shock: and Digimon. I can

still name all the trains in Thomas the tank. :D

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The roads are more quiet at relevant times of day during holidays - that is a bonus. I think all the drive-only mummies have gone to the Peak District because my sister is moaning like a drain about all the extra traffic.

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My journey to work and back has been much easier this week :D

 

Rosie is studying at home, and attending coursework and revision workshops at school. She's pretty self-motivated and the workload is brutal, but she's had the odd day out when she can see her friends. A* exams this summer, then A2 next year :roll:

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My journey to work and back has been much easier this week :D

 

Rosie is studying at home, and attending coursework and revision workshops at school. She's pretty self-motivated and the workload is brutal, but she's had the odd day out when she can see her friends. A* exams this summer, then A2 next year :roll:

 

Yes the roads are are so clear this week, I can actually drive rather than coasting and not getting out of second gear,,

 

Revision can be soul destroying but helps when they are motivated, my first two were fine but with my last one it was heinous...he just Didnt get it, he was totally uninterested and unmotivated, it was literally like pulling teeth! Consequently he was not allowed to stay on to do his A levels and had to attend a rather questionable local collage. I was so upset, I wanted them all to have the same opportunity but they took different paths......he is now an asbestos surveyor and analysts

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All you can do is to give your child the choices....from theronin its up to them but its hard when they don't make the choice that you, as a parent, feel is right for them.

 

I speak from experience; ES has finally emerged from his room wearing camo print trousers and a tartan shirt. He has his father's dress sense.

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I feel your pain. My 13 year old seems to live in pj bottoms, a onesie or a footie kit usually muddy and this means I have the screaming ab dabs about mud in the house, bacteria blah blah. School on Monday :dance: and breathe

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But you did give him the same opportunity, gavclojak, he just chose a different path - even if it was subconsciously.

 

Thanks DM you are right of course and to be honest he is happy in his job, goes to work everyday without fail so I have alot to be greatful for. I have told all my kids, "all the time the streets need sweeping you'll never be without a job" and I meant it. When my youngest was made redundant in April last year he signed up to an agency and spent three months picking up bricks on a building site, he was bringing home £120 per week and his train fare into London was costing £52.00 but he still worked every day come rain or shine.

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