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10 May 14 #432932 by Patsy39
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I just got home from the gym expecting my two teenage boys to be:
a) Killing people on the X Box
b) Trying to kill each other!

BUT.....OMG I almost fainted. The house was eerily quiet and they were upstairs putting up a new bed that arrived yesterday.

I absolutely HATE any kind of DIY or flat-pack furniture and the kids had taken it upon themselves to unpack all the parts and assemble it themselves!

It''s official - I no longer need a man. My two young men are all I need. So proud of them.

It''s the little things sometimes in life that make a difference!!

Feeling positive.


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10 May 14 #432936 by NellNoRegrets
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That''s great:cheer: I must admit having 2 sons that it has been lovely to have their help in putting together furniture, new lawnmower, etc. My elder son is the one who told me "righty tighty lefty loosey" when I was trying to unscrew something.

My favourite moment though, was went I left them on their own to stay with my Mum for a weekend. The house looked a tip so I just asked them not to make any more mess.

When I came back, I thought I''d gone through the wrong front door! They''d emptied and reloaded the dishwasher, put my clean clothes away, vacuumed and tidied. Huge surprise as I was expecting to return to the mess I''d left. I found out later that elder son had got the younger one out of bed at 7.30 am on Sunday to bring about the transformation!

We are used to looking after our children so its good for them and us to know they can take care of us too!

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10 May 14 #432942 by elizadoolittle
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Wonderful news both of you.

My kids had to grow up virtually overnight when their dad left and although obviously three teenagers suffering all the changes and heartaches that they''ve experienced and witnessed (and still have to come) are going to have periods of unpleasant but normal teenage behaviour. They are angry, hurt, worried and confused. And teenagers. The wonder is how wonderfully they have risen to the challenges.

In fact their behaviour puts me and especially x to shame. I am very, very proud of them and my love for them is overwhelming.

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10 May 14 #432946 by Hollyxxx
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So lovely to hear the children stepping up:) . xxx

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10 May 14 #432950 by HeadKnowsHeartDoesnt
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Wow - what a lovely story! It brought a smile to my face, thanks for cheering me up.

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11 May 14 #432972 by SadAlice
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Maybe this could be another one of those long-running threads?! Congratulations on your teenage boys, they are a credit to themselves and to you.

Yesterday I felt so sick. I tried to leave work early but it was just one of those days, if it could go wrong it did, so I was actually late leaving work. I had to go shopping as we had practically no food in and I am busy all this weekend. So two children, including 16 y/o son, told me to have a rest and a cup of tea in supermarket cafe while they got all shopping from list. It was so thoughtful of them, and I was proud of them for thinking to do it. Teenagers can get quite a bit of bad press so it''s lovely to hear of such lovely things they do.

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11 May 14 #432973 by Patsy39
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That''s lovely to hear Alice. Hope you''re feeling better.
Children can be so intuitive sometimes and I guess they just know when they need to step in and help out.

It''s especially nice to know that teenagers can be so perceptive to our feelings.

My two are amazing and I count my blessings every day that I have such lovely, sensitive, caring sons in my life. Like you said they are an Absolute credit to me and themselves, and so are your children.

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