We all know what this stands for, but on the subject of God, I ran into an old friend today who has become a missionary. I have utmost respect for her way of life but I had to explain why I didn’t believe. Therefore T F@@K its Friday may have been a more apt title, that is until the aftermath of the school run.
As ever I am delighted that it is Friday, more so than every today cause of the bank holiday weekend. However, quickly after arriving home the boys are fighting over the Xbox, whats new. I loathe and love the Xbox in equal measure. Whilst at times having an electronic babysitter available at all hours is fabulous, the potential for fighting is just too great. The fighting becomes physical and the boys are repeatedly warned, I can feel my stress levels rising and wish I could run for the hills. In the midst of this I have just ordered a Dominos take away on line (the money back from Quidco reduces the guilt factor somewhat) and I just wish we could wind down. Matters reach a crescendo when older boy hits younger boy with one of the controllers and younger boy supposedly in error hits me with a book. I am beyond furious and harsh words are spoken. Xbox controllers are confiscated and hidden. Following on from as olderboy immediately starts watching YouTube, the TV and Sky controls are hidden and the tablet is also hidden. I tell the boys that I hate spending time with them and that I’m sure other parents enjoy spending time with their children more. I then practically force them into the garden to play. At this point (although it is only 17.23), I locate a bottle of Smirnoff Cider Passionfruit & Lime in the fridge and pour it out for myself, I sip it and it is truly lush. Our takeaway arrives and at first I insist that the boys are to eat in the garden but I grudgedly allow them to eat inside.
So what’s next, I am determined that electronics are not going to impinge on our evening further and I have vague plans to suggest a game of Monopoly. The boys are meanwhile fighting outside and I am confident that all hell will break loose at any minute. The problem is that I need to find the energy to make and carry out this alternative entertainment. I need a plan and I need one fast.