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Boys & brains – one of these things is not like the other…

  • School holidays. 
  • Teenage boys. 
  • More free time than they know what to do with. 

This combination of factors is almost ALWAYS guaranteed to produce a ‘Seriously???’ moment.

I’ll elaborate, shall I?

Son #2 arrives home from a sleepover at a friends house. He’s wearing a cap but for some reason seems rather loathe to take it off. I raise a questioning eyebrow at this and receive a sheepish half-smile in return. A second or two later he pulls the cap off to show me this:

And no, he’s not a dentist but he still won’t show you his face…

Apparently some genius (and I use that word loosely) thought it would be really funny to give him a ‘haircut’ with the clippers. On the one side ONLY. *rolls eyes*

My first thought was ‘WHY?’ but experience told me not to ask because nine times out of ten the answer doesn’t make much sense. To me, anyway. Why do teenage boys do anything?? And his hair had been looking really good lately too. Looks like we’ll be going back to the very short buzz cut all over before school begins next week.

Despite this, we are surviving Week Two of the school holidays pretty well. The excellent weather in ol’ Sydney town has certainly helped. We’ve been to the movies, had sleepovers, gone to friends houses  for lunch and generally enjoyed the lack of an alarm clock starting our days. I’ve become a very proud auntie again (my brother and his gorgeous girl had themselves a wee baby boy (!!) on Tuesday, a brother for the precious Sweet Pea), spent some time tidying up in the garden and even fitted new handles on two doors at home. I’ve got more painting to do downstairs but that will have to wait until the boys are back at school. Helpers with that I do not need.

Roll on Monday morning, I say.

Do you have kids at home on holidays? What have you done to pass the time? 

4 responses to “Boys & brains – one of these things is not like the other…”

  1. Anonymous Avatar

    Guess it's time for a mohawk!

  2. Rosie Avatar

    Congrats on the new arrival, Sierra! You'll be wanting to see him and that cute little girl soon.

    Oh. Son Number 2. yeah. No words for that one. Roll on Monday

  3. What Sarah Did Next Avatar

    Ha! I'm surprised he hasn't tried that yet!

  4. What Sarah Did Next Avatar

    You're not wrong, Rosie – I am SO desperate to jump on the next plane and get over there! The photos my brother sent are beautiful – will show you when I see you next week. I think you'll agree, our new Wee Man is pretty spesh. 🙂

    As for Son #2? Be glad you have girls. Eye rolling is pretty tame in comparison! 😉

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