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to think my 12 year old son might be the best son in the world....

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ReculverTowers Thu 02-May-13 17:24:16

he is cooking tea smile again

he is such a responsible lovely boy when he is not back chatting

he even bathed the dog for me once because she had rolled in fox poo as I was busy with a carer for his sister who is disabled.

<hides thread from other younger son>

aldiwhore Thu 02-May-13 17:25:44

I was about to play 'best son bingo' with you and tell you that YABU.

However, he sounds like a star. Well done you. YANBU to shout it from the hilltops grin

JamieandtheMagicTorch Thu 02-May-13 17:26:33

Aaah, how lovely.

My 12 year old is lovely atm as well. Cleans out the cat litter tray, emptied and refilled the dishwasher yesterday without being asked, gives great advice and sympathy to his younger sibling, is generally funny and great company much of the time.

ReculverTowers Thu 02-May-13 17:49:32

smile it smells lovely
<goes off to eat tea>

JamieandtheMagicTorch Thu 02-May-13 17:50:38

Lucky you.

get a cuppa, but we're not on to cooking yet.

Tailtwister Thu 02-May-13 17:53:53

He sounds lovely. Put your feet up and enjoy!

ReculverTowers Thu 02-May-13 17:54:34

I have poured myself a glass of wine blush!

JaxTellerIsAllMine Thu 02-May-13 17:54:54

My 13 yr old has been an absolute godsend over the past few months when my back has had me bedbound. He has done laundry, dishwasher, picked up dog poo from garden (I cant bend over) and generally been a good help.

I am so glad we are raising a generation of decent boys who (hopefully) will grow up to be good husbands/boyfriends and not buy crappy presents or expect their OH to do everything for them. grin

DD on the other hand, will need an army of servants to attend her every whim! How can I raise children the same way, one is helpful and the other is a messy monkey.

JamieandtheMagicTorch Thu 02-May-13 17:59:50


Which is the older of yours?

Cailinsalach Thu 02-May-13 18:14:15

Well my youngest son is an angel too......

Nah he's not. You win. Can I give you my son as a prize? (hopeful emoticon)

PatPig Thu 02-May-13 18:21:15

What did he make you for tea?

HepzibahFlurge Thu 02-May-13 18:24:53

No my 12 year old is
I am disabled and currently on chemo. When he is at home he cares for me until his dad gets in and takes over
He walks the dog as soon as he gets in from school
He cooks breakfast every weekend and tea when he can and makes the best cup of tea ever
I love him

ReculverTowers Thu 02-May-13 18:26:15

HepzibahFlurge smile he sounds lovely x

he mad us fajitas patpig (they were a bit spicy!)

bigTillyMint Thu 02-May-13 18:29:09

My 12yo DS is currently in the bad books so I predict that he will be trying for the title imminentlywink

And woe betide him if he doesn't...

GreenEggsAndNichts Thu 02-May-13 18:30:54

He sounds lovely OP thanks

JaxTellerIsAllMine Thu 02-May-13 18:33:57

jamie my DS 13 is the eldest, DD is younger. Do you have a magical solution? grin

JamieandtheMagicTorch Thu 02-May-13 18:46:42

Bang goes my theory. Even though I posted about DS1, he's generally the less helpful of the two of mine (also have a DS2)

JamieandtheMagicTorch Thu 02-May-13 18:46:59

^ that was to Jax

marriedinwhiteagain Thu 02-May-13 21:15:51

Sounds lovely - and lovely to hear a mummy say so.Interesting user name - are you in Kent? I know that view too well!!!

Mumsyblouse Thu 02-May-13 21:29:04

He sounds lovely- want to hire him out? (always fancied a nice devoted son)

pointythings Thu 02-May-13 21:33:05

My DD is 12, she alternates between stroppy teenager and lovely responsible caring young woman. And she still gives and receives cuddles too. She doesn't make me tea (other than fruit tea) because I can't stand the stuff, and I prefer to make my own (filter) coffee because I am a raging coffee snob, but she tidies, sorts and folds laundry, does dishes, does homework and doesn't nag me about wanting a smartphone because everyone else has one (nut no-one in our family does).

DD2 looks to be heading the same way, but is more of an absent-minded professor type...

drjohnsonscat Thu 02-May-13 21:38:57

what a nice thread smile Well done mums of lovely boys.

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