Looking forward to our discussion on Wednesday, 18th May at, erm - when do people fancy? sometime after the kids are in bed? 7pm? 8pm? I'm five hours behind you all, but around then would work for me, too.
oooh can I join in too? There I was feeling pretty glum because I just got back from DS's school where I found out that he got into trouble today for hitting another boy who was teasing him. All confused (do I let him have it or do I just think "boys will be boys"?) I came onto Mumsnet looking for advice and lo and behold - this thread was calling out to me!!
So, it's Jenni Murray "that's my boy", 8pm Wed 18 May right?
That's right jo - and I hope you were able to talk to you DS constructively about it all. I don't think "boys will be boys" exactly, but I do think "Boys are socialised not to have/show emotions other than anger and dominance" - poor wee buggers! This is going to be a really interesting read!
If we start at 8pm that's 3pm my time and there's no chance I'll have to stop and do bedtime for a while - but if you would prefer 9pm that should still be safe for me. I'm open to suggestions and changes
oh dear - I just got paid yesterday, so finally ordered this today. Just realised it's got to come to me from the UK - might not make it for Wed. Oops! Expect me to be 'asking very interested questions' and 'prompting discussion' a lot, on wed
Argh! I still have no book AND (because I've been offered a last minute ticket to my friend's PhD Graduation Ceremony - yay!) I am not 100% certain I will be back in time for the start of our discussion.
SO : profound apologies, I'm going to skip in pretty late - I can't wait to read your thoughts, please have a ball without me and I'm going to be adding to the thread when I've actually got my hands on the book. I swear our next book will be more organised with lots of time to find and read the book for everyone!
I've read half of the book but have been distracted by the fact that DC have both been unwell since friday. I'll try and read as much as I can before 8pm but I dont think I'll be in sparkling form, especially as they have passed it on to me.
Hi all! Yeah that sounds like a good idea - I guess we all just chip in!
I mean I really liked it, especially the "Schoolboys" chapter because it showed how the "boy crisis" is not as bad as everyone likes to make out, but I have to say I found it a tad idealistic in that JM has a good feminist hubby, a nanny and a fab job - and couldn't relate to all of it.