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

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ReculverTowers · 02/05/2013 17:24

he is cooking tea :) 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.

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aldiwhore · 02/05/2013 17:25

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 · 02/05/2013 17:26

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 · 02/05/2013 17:49

:) it smells lovely

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JamieandtheMagicTorch · 02/05/2013 17:50

Lucky you.

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


Tailtwister · 02/05/2013 17:53

He sounds lovely. Put your feet up and enjoy!


ReculverTowers · 02/05/2013 17:54

I have poured myself a glass of wine Blush!

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JaxTellerIsAllMine · 02/05/2013 17:54

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 · 02/05/2013 17:59


Which is the older of yours?


Cailinsalach · 02/05/2013 18:14

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 · 02/05/2013 18:21

What did he make you for tea?


HepzibahFlurge · 02/05/2013 18:24

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 · 02/05/2013 18:26

HepzibahFlurge :) he sounds lovely x

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

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bigTillyMint · 02/05/2013 18:29

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 · 02/05/2013 18:30

He sounds lovely OP Thanks


JaxTellerIsAllMine · 02/05/2013 18:33

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


JamieandtheMagicTorch · 02/05/2013 18:46

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 · 02/05/2013 18:46

^ that was to Jax


marriedinwhiteagain · 02/05/2013 21:15

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


Mumsyblouse · 02/05/2013 21:29

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


pointythings · 02/05/2013 21:33

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 · 02/05/2013 21:38

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

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