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To be amazed at how much fuss DS is making

(17 Posts)
froggies Sun 07-Oct-12 22:56:33

Ds (16) is going away tomorrow, for 4 night residential trip (trying not to jump up and down with glee).

To give him credit, he has spent the last week slowly working his way through the washing mountain in his bedroom, all by himself, to make sure he has enough clothing to take with him.

Now he is packing. He started packing about an hour ago (having had 2 days of sitting around doing fuck all to deal with first). He even has a list of what to take.

He has asked me to do his packing for him at least 6 times. I am refusing. He almost did a Rylan a few minutes ago. He keeps sitting and stareing at it as if it will all magically jump off the living room floor into the bag all by itself.

Seriously, I have never seen anyone make such a fuss about putting some clothes into a bag!

deleted203 Sun 07-Oct-12 22:59:23

LOL at the Rylan comment! I would be lying on the sofa whistling cheerfully and swigging gin as I ignored him. grin

BoysBoysBoysAndMe Sun 07-Oct-12 23:01:04

One if life's lessons being learnt as we speak wink

Perhaps he is quite nervous about going?
Can you be kind and help him?

StuntGirl Sun 07-Oct-12 23:04:39

I agree with boys grin

CaliforniaLeaving Sun 07-Oct-12 23:05:38

Oh God I couldn't watch it, I'd have to bung it all in for him just get to get it over with.

Startailoforangeandgold Sun 07-Oct-12 23:06:01

Don't do it!

I've been packing for my DH for 22 years!

I don't mind much as he has a total blank spot for clothes, but sometimes it's just a touch irritating.

froggies Sun 07-Oct-12 23:06:01

Unfortunatly as I have to get DD's up at the crack of dawn to drive him and his mate the 70 miles there, gin is off the menu, but I may well tomorrow night grin

Norks, don't think he is particularly nervous, he has been doing residentials on his own with the orchestra and cadets for years, usually he packs his stuff without much fuss (or thought).

froggies Sun 07-Oct-12 23:07:20

California, I am struggling, it has to be said. Glad I have MN and a cat.

froggies Sun 07-Oct-12 23:12:26

Hmmm. Now he has got the iron out to do his uniform.

Maybe i should pass him the laundry basket.

squishyotter Sun 07-Oct-12 23:30:48

lol froggies

how long till he meltsdown?? :D

ripsishere Sun 07-Oct-12 23:34:48

Sorry, WTAF is a Rylan?

NeDeLaMer Sun 07-Oct-12 23:40:26

What's he doing still up?? I couldn't be done with that... I need my space and not some stompy teen huffing about the place at this time of night.... but hey, as he's up, yep - shove the whole basket in his direction grin

... and actually quite impressed he knows what to do with an iron!!

deleted203 Mon 08-Oct-12 01:44:57

Rylan is a contestant on the X Factor who has to be seen to be believed! He bursts into tears at the slightest thing and gets himself as hysterically wound up as a toddler having a tantrum. Try googling 'Rylan crying' and just look at the images! Absolutely ridiculous!

ripsishere Mon 08-Oct-12 01:49:29

Ah, thanks. I'll have a look.

CaliforniaLeaving Mon 08-Oct-12 02:10:05

LOL I had to go and google Rylan crying and LOL what a big baby.

SomersetONeil Mon 08-Oct-12 02:24:24

I don't mind much as he has a total blank spot for clothes

Sorry, but this has really tickled me. What does it even mean?! grin Presumambly he can dress himself? Which means it's not really a blank spot, but more a if-I-can-palm-the-drudge-chores-off-on-some-other-sucker-I-will thought process. wink

After 9 years together, DH still asks me to pack for him, and I still say no. Good on him for asking, I guess.

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