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To dream of winning the lottery so I can send two of my children to boarding school?

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Myliferocks Sun 13-Jan-13 17:32:07

I've started threads about my 2 DD's before.
They are 12 and 10 and they don't get on at all. It's constant arguing, fighting and general bad feeling between the two which isn't helped by the fact that they have to share a bedroom.
The rest of us are starting to feel worn down by it.
I'm so tired all the time as everything takes twice as long to do because of their behaviour.
We've tried letting them get on with it and sort things themselves but that just means that it escalates into WW3 and the others are dragged into it.
I know boarding school isn't the answer but AIBU to dream a little? grin

MrsMelons Sun 13-Jan-13 17:38:02

YANBU, can we make a pact that if either of us win the lottery we will send mine and your DCs to boarding school to give us twice as many odds of it happening grin

Mine have not stopped fighting today which has now resulted in a Wii ban for a week with then very very limited use after that (they are 6 & 4).

LindyHemming Sun 13-Jan-13 17:38:46

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Myliferocks Sun 13-Jan-13 17:39:43

That sounds like a good idea!
Roll on school tomorrow although they go to the same school so that causes just as many problems!

VoldemortsNipple Sun 13-Jan-13 17:53:00

I must confess that I've gone one step further with my daydreaming, I've actually googled a few schools to see what they offer grin

Id love to be a fly on the wall when the house master comes round to do a dorm inspection and Ds has 3 glasses pirched on the end of his bed grin

KellyElly Sun 13-Jan-13 18:37:19

You don't need to dream. Send them to Christs Hospital. It's means tested so you might even get them in for free grin

chocoluvva Sun 13-Jan-13 18:42:21

Aww! But also grin

Hopefully they're nearly at the end of the constant bickering stage.

Once my DCs were both at secondary school they started getting on well again
after years of the younger one being the most annoying human ever, according to the older one.

Get some capital from it - Oooh, DC1 has tidied their room they can have X,Y,Z.

Anniegetyourgun Sun 13-Jan-13 18:42:49

My sister and I are two years apart, and when we were 12 and 10 we fought like cats. Actually, now I come to think about it, we still do. But at least we don't live in the same house nowadays.

Myliferocks Sun 13-Jan-13 18:59:58

I've never thought to google and I like the sound of Christs Hospital. grin
They've been like this for the last 12 months so I dread to think how long it will last.
It doesn't help that they are numbers 2 and 3 of 5.

HollyBerryBush Sun 13-Jan-13 19:02:42

Just look on the bright side - on a nother couple of years they will hopefully be self sufficient, off out all the time, at uni, at work, never seeing each other and peace will reign again!

Op - I lived your life - try it with three who really can't stand the sight of each other! We are now at a stage of mutual ignoring and it is indeed bliss!

VoldemortsNipple Sun 13-Jan-13 19:33:09

Ooh, Christs Hospital has an open day in March. Should we go grin

I wonder if they will see the potential in Ds, he's good at making lego a mess and scrambled egg in the micowave. He has recently shown promise in using the shower independantly (as apposed to turning it on and pretending to be in it) although he still needs reminding daily to brush his teeth. His lack of acting skill he demonstrated in the school panto would bring a tear to your eye. grin grin

Oh and he loves hospitals, he used to tell me when he was little his favorite holiday was when he was in hospital on bed rest for an irritable hip grin

Myliferocks Sun 13-Jan-13 19:34:25

DD1 is 16 and doesn't help with the dynamics. She likes to get involved at times and stir DD2 and DD3 up.
DS1 and DS2 are younger and they just shut themselves in their bedroom.
Oh how I would love for the two of them to ignore each other! grin

Myliferocks Sun 13-Jan-13 19:35:32

I haven't had a day out in months and it is my birthday in March! grin

AnyFucker Sun 13-Jan-13 19:38:45


When we dream about winning the lottery in this house, it is agreed that first on the list is boarding school for the dc's. They know it and accept it too grin

bran Sun 13-Jan-13 19:45:06

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bran Sun 13-Jan-13 20:07:38

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Myliferocks Sun 13-Jan-13 21:32:49

Good thinking bran I would have to send DD3 purely because DD2 would probably be expelled within the first term although if DD2 did stay at home then she would only start on one of the others!
Choices, choices!
I could dream of winning enough to send all 4 of them to boarding school and our 16 year old to a residential college!

ReallyTired Sun 13-Jan-13 22:21:47

There are state boarding schools. Although you would have to pay fees for boarding, you would save money by not having to feed the kids or pay for activities.

I suppose that if you won the lottery then you could get a bigger house and each child could have their own room.

JoanByers Sun 13-Jan-13 22:57:17

I went to visit a Quaker boarding school on an open day, they all seemed very 'individual'.

I think if you go to the Isle of Man or somewhere like that you can still find one where they still have the cane, the cat o nine tails and all that good stuff, to keep them i line.

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