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ivegotahousefull Mon 04-Aug-08 11:38:11

Hi, i have lurked for approx last yr or so and have picked up lots of usefull tips from mumsnet. Not sure, if i am posting in right place but here goes.

Over last few weeks have had a real bad run of extra bad luck. Cars broke, pc broke, washer broke, drier broke. Thought that was hard enough.

But, no, eldest son aged 19 comes in been sacked from yet another job!!! Not his fault of course hmm. Second son 16 comes home with police man in tow, he had caught son fooling around on his moped. Then yesterday to top it all, 13 yr old daughter gets caught shop lifting.

I work hard for all of my kids, yet all of a sudden i just feel like i am banging my head against a brick wall. My daughter has always been a grade a student, pleasure to teach etc, folder full of gold awards from school, so what possessed her to be so bloody stupid.

I am so angry and upset, feel like ive failed all my kids at moment, only my youngest aged 8 has been good, but i suppose there is plenty of time for her to be naughty.

Sorry for ranting, just too embarrassed to tell any one in rl.

mumblechum Mon 04-Aug-08 11:40:32

Rant away. They all sound like pretty normal teenage scrapes to me.

You don't really want some anodyne, Hollywood teethed, airbrushed models of perfection.

No, really. You don't.

ivegotahousefull Mon 04-Aug-08 11:42:51

thanks mumblechum, at this moment in time it feels like im climbing mount everest. Every day there is a new problem, somewhat bigger than the previous.

Can cope with problems one at a time but at present mine are like buses. All of them together.

mumblechum Mon 04-Aug-08 11:48:50

I'm having a nice relaxing week, dh has taken ds off camping. Hope they do a bit of male bonding, those two seem to be drifting apart at the moment sad

mumblechum Mon 04-Aug-08 11:49:59

Why did your eldest get sacked? Or was it more a sort of laying off because the economy's buggered situation?

ivegotahousefull Mon 04-Aug-08 11:51:02

my two girls had been to their dads for a week, even though he brought them back after four days. My two eldest would not go, So i nearly, so very nearly had a break.

I hope they enjoy their camping trip. Sometimes it takes time out to bring them closer again.

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