Sunday, 11 November 2007

Its A Boy Thing......

Ok........... Its been a week since I last posted.......... and what a week its been, have a lot going on here that Im trying to sort for the best of everyone, and its not easy, so havent had time to blob, or even flit around anyones blobs.........sorry :( its just how some weeks here go...

Anyways..... with me job I have different kids on different mornings and different days and different after school...... I have had all me nippers for a long time, many (the older ones) for 4-5 years or so, and Sleddie even for 7 years, and the little ones since they was babies, so they are just part and parcel of this house and family..... they know the rules of the house, they know me very well, they know my sense of humour and they confide in me like they would their parents........ its mostly good........

So...... Friday I usually seem to have the older ones afterschool....... well more older ones, as well as a few tots...... I pick them up from infants and juniors and get hugs and excited chatter, which by Friday Im usually all chattered out, so it tends to WHOOOOSHhhhh over me head, ya know, like in one ear and out the other.....

Sleddie and Squeekie both came out of school with non stop chatter, which to be honest I was not really listening to lol...... IT WAS FRIDAY AND IM KNACKERED BY THEN ok :)

It was showers on Friday, so we all walked home from school in the rain, they know the rules for when we get in......wet coats hung up, wet shoes in a line in front of the freezer, wet bags slung on the pew in the kitchen, brollys shoved to drip in the laundry basket lol....

So we all get in and get sorted and they all disappear into the middle room to draw and get toys and stuff out, and some into the lounge to put the telly on..... they ALL feel at home here, which I like..... anyways, so, Im in the kitchen sorting out drinks and hot buttered crumpets while they get settled......

The boys know that if their trousers are excessively wet due to puddle jumping on the way home from school :), that they have to roll their trousers up so that they dont get wet muddy rubbish all over the cream carpet in the lounge...... its now automatic with them lol.........

I carry in a big plate of hot buttered crumpets into the middle room to be confronted with this......... LMFAO...... I just had to take a photo.......



This is Sleddie (slow Eddie) and Mini Squeekie (Aaron with the squeekie voice)(all me nippers have nicnames lol which seem to have stuck and everyone calls them by their nicnames lol)....

As you can see one is sockless and one is onesockless lol........ Ok, I says, so ya socks was wet to, well done in taking them off.... just hang them on the radiator and they will dry before you have to go home.....

Blank stares at me and they both turn to blank stare at each other...... chop chop boys I say, the crumpets are getting cold........

Sleddie is 7 (he is me nut nurse Wendys youngest) and mini squeekie is 9........ they are NOT tots LOL

Sleddie - I didnt wear any socks home.......

Me - oh, why not Sleddie....

Sleddie - I lost them....

Me - you lost them?....

Sleddie...... yeah, at school....

Me..... oh ok Sleddie, go and get a pair of jacobs and make do with them....

Me - squeekie...... and where is your sock......

Squeekie - I lost it at school today....

Me - you just lost 'one'...

Squeekie - yep.... huge smiles ...

Me - ok, Sleddie, go get two pairs of socks......

Notice I didnt even bother asking the normal question of 'how the bloody hell can you loose ya socks at school' ...... we live and learn lol

So...... when the parents came they obviously noticed that both boys didnt have on grey or black school socks but bright blue and red striped socks LOL

First Parent - Sleddie, go get ya wet socks and shove them in ya school bag.....

Me - he lost them at school......

Second Parent - What you both lost your socks?

Me - No Squeekie just lost one... said in that matter of fact voice....

First Parent - How did you come to loose 2 socks in the middle of winter at school...

Sleddie - I dont know, I just did.....

Second Parent - and how did you come to loose one sock at school?

Squeekie - it must of fell off during the day.......

Me - LAFFING SO VERY MUCH......boys aye?

These parents will oneday understand that 'boys will be boys'........ me, Ive been there and done that for 24 years..... its water off an old womans back to me.......

Both parents - its not funny.....

Me - Its a boy thing..... one day you will understand there is no use getting riled over lost socks.....

So, any sock donations will be gratefully received LOL

Enuff Sunday Twaddle.....

x

20 comments:

Scots said...

OMG ... too true!! You should see the stuff that gets left behind in the school. I do get a little worried when we come across one shoe or some underwear ... how anyone can lose only one shoe is beyond me! and I don't even wanna know how you can lose your underwear in school ....

I have visions of kids hopping home on one foot, "mum ... I lost my shoe." hahahaha

I used to love walking in the rain and standing next to huge puddles by the side of the road in the hope that a car would slash through and soak us pmsl

Akelamalu said...

It's a bit like the missing sock in the washer isn't it? LOL

her indoors said...

LOL can you imagine the socks being behind the readiators for weeks and weeks, my oh my the smell, well it would be if it were my socks LOL

ciara said...

((((mel and anyone's for a lost soggy sock)))i'm still tryin to sort how one loses their socks at school...my youngest would do that at a friend's house or something, but never school (she ain't a boy lol) i lost a new pair of shoes at a friend's house when i was in my teens...i looked all over their tiny trailer and never saw them. they weren't even where i left them...very strange. i had to go home w no shoes lol

Jen said...

I've only lived with little boys for 8 years and know all about "it's a boy thing." There's so much more than lost socks! There's the wrestling and the bugs and the stuff in pockets and the smells from their room... :)

Inland Empire Girl said...

Great post... and I get it. If it isn't gym shorts or socks left in my classroom it is a sweatshirt or a hat. I just have a basket then they all come get them back!!

Queenie said...

There was me blaming the washer!!!
Only had the one boy, but get your drift. I taught young children with Autisum, now the tales they told about losing articles of clothing, I could write a book on.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

I really enjoyed that twaddle—ur, story. Your understanding and philosophy are brilliant, Ms. Toasty.

the psycho therapist said...

I think the acts of being sockfull and sockless do not enough attention in this world. Truly, how wonderful a role do these usually small and unassuming inanimate objects play in our overall wellbeing (or lack thereof).

Yea, I come here to praise Caesar. Give me a warm and toasty hiking sock to comfort my tooties when the snow bears down, winds whip and cry and the temperature drops below freezing.

To socks it is then!

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ciara said...

oops, i said teens and it should have been 'in my tweens' cuz i was more like 11 or 12 lol

Mom not Mum said...

LMAO I love that - the socks must have just fallen right off. I could understand if they were changing for games or something and had different socks but then they might just wear their games socks for the rest of the day - but then again being boys probably not.

Kati said...

ROFL I hate to say it, but it's NOT just a boy thing. It's a "KID" thing. DD has lost more hats & mittens (and even a pair of snow-pants) than I care to count! I don't know HOW she does it, esp. considering how freaking cold it gets around here. You'd think she'd keep a better watch over her items to avoid the risk of lost fingers & ears, but nope...... She still manages to lose them. *sigh* One year she went through 12 pair of gloves & mittens. Drove the hubby & I through the roof as good gloves are rather expensive. The teacher, of course, kept harassing me to make sure DD had decent gloves with her, and I kept telling the teach. that she'd lost every freaking pair we'd bought her. The teach. recommended tying a string through them, and I just responded with the fact that when we'd tried that, DD had successfully either cut or untied the strings, STILL losing her gloves. *sigh*

As I said, it's NOT just a "boy" thing, but a "child" thing. Glad to hear you're able to reassure the parents that it's completely normal behavior.

JBelle said...

or shoelaces. How can you lose your shoelaces at school?

Side Note said...

As a baby, my daughter was known as "baby one sock" because every night we'd put her in her crib with two socks on and every morning she would wake up with one off.

(Now, as far as my own footwear goes these days, the sandles with socks temptation is at its highest this time of year ...)

ciara said...

lmao @ side note...if my son were around and he'd seen me wearing socks w sandals...he would go off on me lol but i'm old, so screw it lol

jolie-jordan said...

I'm still looking for socks from 25 years ago. They were red with black dots and little bows. Anyone seen them?
LMAO...xxxJolie

ciara said...

mel-just tryin to see if ya got me pkg yet. and one of the things in there is not real...u can actually EAT it lmao

OrdinaryShark said...

Marmy!
Hi! Rememebr me? ;-)
Well let me look down, since I was in court this morning, to check my socks.. yup, I have two, one purple and one brown, but they are both the same thickness.
I can think of a dozen ways to lose socks in school. Make sure they bring back Jacob's socks!!
Thanks for the best twaddle in the world, M!

seenthatbefore said...

Hmmm. So you Brits have the same name for what we call "socks" too.
Interesting, very interesting. Your language may turn out to be even more closely related to ours, than I had first thought!

MarmiteToasty said...

Sorry I aint been around, just so very busy... and then a hospital trip this morning with my sam whilst I was trying to suss out a special birthday........ ANYONE WANNA SWAP LIVES FOR A MONTH? pleeeeeeeese LOL

~(((Scottie)))~ I walked home once with no shoes and told me mum that Violet Arnold (who was well poor) had stolen them - in fact I had put them in someones dustbin on the way home from school cos they was CLARKS and no one of me maties had them retard shoes...... jebus did I get a leathering when they was found with me name in and sent to school.... no matter how I tried I just couldnt get out of that thrashing LOL.....xxxxx

~(((ake)))~ we have a pile of about 22 socks with no partners lmfao...... good job I dont mind wearing odd ones :) - I hate waste....xxxx

~(((her indoors)))~ we found one of Jacobs wet hiking socks behind the pew in the kitchen once, we had wondered what the smell had been for days lol.....xxxx

~(((ciara anyones for a slip on shoe)))~ well your just a dinlo, at least I purposely lost mine *ha......xxxxxx

~(((jen)))~ I often wonder what it would be like to have a girl instead of 4 sons .......xxxx

~(((InlandEmpireGirl)))~ our schools also have a box of odds :) and at the end of term anyone can help themselves to stuff that aint claimed.........xxxxx

~((((queenie))))~ yep the washing machine eats socks in this house :).... xxxx

~(((Saintly)))~ what? ya enjoy me twaddle lol..... :) xxxxxxx

~((((((Wendy)))))))~ I LOVE warm toasty hiking socks, but I love being sockless and shoeless bestest of all :)....xxxxxxxx

~((((MnM))))~ dont kids come out with the most funny excuses... :) xxxx

~(((kati)))~ easy solutions to your girl and her gloves, just chop her hands off LMFAO......xxxx

~((((JBelle))))~ OMG my Jacob is forever loosing his shoelaces and he is 14 LOL......xxxxx

~(((((side note)))))~ oh how very cute.... sprite that I childmind use to take her socks off and I was always loosing them, I felt so guilty that I bought a packet of 12 baby socks all the same colour lol......

Sandals with socks HOW DARE YOU BOTH lmfao ....xxxx

~(((((jolie)))~ did they make socks back in those days? LOL......xxxxx

~(((((ciara))))~ it was on me doorstep when I got back from the hospital..... with a HUGE label that reads 'LOST IN TRANSIT' LMFAO.... WTF.... aint had a chance to open it yet, just back from school run and inbetween blowing up 100 balloons and condoms LOL .......

Will suss and sort out later FANK YOU xxx

~((((((((((((Sharkie))))))))))~ you my dear man are unforgetable :).... and I almost always wear odd socks here..... I just bought new ones for me visit to you so you didnt think I was a skank LMFAO - and LOL@same thickness....

and hey, its just Twaddle me everyday rubbish, of no intestest to anyone really :)...... hugzzzzz xxxxxxxxx

~(((((seenthatbefore)))~ LOL@you..... like you cant understand me normal words lmfao.......xxxxx