Our first broken bone.
We have had our share of trips to the hospital, we’ve covered pretty much all the basic measles, mumps, poxes, we even threw in scarlet fever and meningitis for good measure. Concussions, dislocations, stitches, but today we got out first broken bone.
Doris broke her thumb playing softball.
It is being supported with a lovely shiny silver splint and she looks like she could be the poster child for
‘likes this’ on Facebook.
She is tired of me asking her if she ‘likes this’ though. Sometimes my children don’t see the funny side of things as I do.
So no softball or Tae Kwon Dou for 3 weeks, then we are away for 3 , so she is, shall we say ‘glum’.
She’s a glum gal right now, that and her raging hormones and we could say she’s downright pissy.
Strangely Sunshine and I are getting on like a house on a fire.
Speaking of Sunshine, she has her very first job interview tomorrow. She is hoping to get a part-time job at the amusement park on top of the mountain.
It has taken her forever to get her act into gear. Partly because her school has a policy against part-time jobs, and partly because she has been looking for a well paid easy to do job, despite me explaining there aren’t any for high school students, the whole point is that it’s crappy, hard work and under-paid, but a valuable character building exercise, plus how ever little, it feels really good to get paid for a job you’ve done ( at that age of course, ‘however little doesn’t fly with me anymore, the more I get paid the better I feel about the job well done ;).
I think a part-time job, particularly a crappy job, thats hard work for low pay is a rite of passage and at almost 17 ( I had my first job at 12) it’s high time. I told her if the school finds out I’ll go to bat for her.
I agree that kids ( and some do) working in restaurants untiul late on school nights and then sleeping through classes is not a good thing, but this is a summer gig, which if they like her and she likes them, she can do one weekend day, when school goes back, and in the winter I doubt there’ll be much work anyway.
At her own suggestion, she is going on an intensive study course for 4 days starting next week. they go to school, they study 10 hours a day, sleep in a dorm, get their meals.
Then there is another one for 3 days in August.
So I can go off to Canada knowing where she’ll be and what she’ll be doing for at least 3 days of my trip. Hopefully between school work, work work and her knack of sleeping 15 hours a day, she shouldn’t be able to get into too much trouble. Should she?