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Predicted all A* at GCSE,yet back in the real world.....

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Petal40 Fri 27-May-16 21:21:37

So I'm driving ds2 and ds3 ,age 15 and 6 to school.a whiffy smell drifts over...I wisper to the teen ,"is that a clean shirt you have on"...teen "ugh" "did u shower today" teen "ugh", me "ok maybe you need a tad more deorderant ".."do u have some in yr bag" teen, "ugh" "I'd put a bit more on if I were you" teen " ok" he rummages through his bag, gets out the deorderant and SPRAYS IT ON TOP OF HIS SHIRT, but under his "what you doing" teen "what you told me to".... Me " it won't work through yr clothes,it has to be on yr skin to work,you do know this don't you,".......apparently not....but he learnt something new today....and the school are predicting all A* ....not sure that's going to week he is away to Spain on a footy holiday...thank god we had our little chat he knows how to use deorderant I can set him free in to the world.....dear god how did I miss explaining that to him.....


timeforabrewnow Sat 28-May-16 05:44:27

Haha - very funny - classic

MaitlandGirl Sat 28-May-16 06:23:23

We have a top loading washing machine - we've had it for 6 years. Yesterday we caught DS (20) putting the laundry detergent where the softener goes.

He's been doing this for the past 6 years - which explains why his clothes NEVER smell clean when he washes them.

Allice Sat 28-May-16 08:34:34

It has become clear that my daughter, 11, reasonably clever, passed 11+ doesn't know how it wash her face, I never taught her.
I thought it was self explanatory but apparently not.

NaffOffMartha Sat 28-May-16 08:38:25


On the day of his university graduation my BIL was presented with a bunch of tulips and it later became clear that he had no idea what type of flowers they were.

Not so bad you might think but considering he is Dutch..........

Lolimax Sat 28-May-16 08:40:30

My lovely DS was about 13 when he was in the kitchen doing himself a Pot Noodle (so shoot me lol!). His sister noticed him using hot water from the tap, not the kettle. Apparently he didn't want it to be too hot! Where did I go wrong??
Can I just say that at 18 he now hates Pot Noodles and I've actually got him eating salad! And yes yes to the lack of washing/deodorant etc...
He smells like the men's perfume counter in Boots these times change hmm

goadyfuckersgetmygoat Sat 28-May-16 08:48:19

Thanks for this. It's made my morning. grin

ThomasRichard Sat 28-May-16 08:54:37


My two are tinies but no doubt this will be my life in 10 years time.

BigSandyBalls2015 Sat 28-May-16 09:12:58

My DD is also predicted As and A*s.

However, we were recently driving home from through south London, past a park, when she screeched "OMG I swear I just saw a kangaroo" .

Just doesn't add up does it!

rainbowstardrops Sat 28-May-16 10:39:49

It seems to me - well in my DS's case anyway - that the more intelligent they are then the least amount of common sense they have. It's certainly an eye opener!

RosesandRugbyPlease Sat 28-May-16 10:44:56

Bigsandyballs there was a wallaby on the loose a few years back so it's entirely possible your dd actually did see a 'kangaroo'

Petal40 Sat 28-May-16 18:04:23

Nice to know I'm not alone...I love the one about the roo....bizarrely ds2 was the one I pinned my hopes on for at least one of my kids getting a good job....may have to rethink .....well it's not going to be dd because she's having a gap year to do absolutely nothing except sleep...her words..because me just being a mum,I have no idea how hard ALevels are.....( I have a degree).....if she needs a year to sleep after ALevels God help her if she ever has a kid......

QOD Sat 28-May-16 18:08:43

My dd already got 10 A* and A's ...
cows change colour as they fill up with milk

mummytime Sat 28-May-16 18:17:21

Well the Guardian has a photo today of a Wallaby in Highgate Cemetery. There used to be some that had gone wild a few years ago too.

errorofjudgement Sat 28-May-16 18:29:24

Conversation With DS when he was home from University.

DS: When are we away over New Year?
Me: we go on the 28th for 4 nights
DS: So we get home on the 32nd then?

circular Sun 29-May-16 10:27:08

One of my favourites with DD1 when she was about 14 and was disappointed in her "Maths challenge' results:
DD - I only got 'x' and you needed 'y' to get a medal
ME - Is that percentage?
DD - NO, it was out of 100

She did go on to do quite well in A Level maths, and is now at Uni (not studying maths)

BlueberrySky Sun 29-May-16 11:18:24

Driving my son and his mates to paint balling a few months ago.
Passing a field, I said 'oh look at the sweet little foal'
Teenager in the back 'what is a foal?'
This teenager is off to Cambridge in September.

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