The MOTH took me out for lunch today at Bankstown Sports Club. We ate at the bistro, which always has good food. I had the veal scallopini and he had fish of the day, which was Barramundi. The scallopini came with prawns, a first for me, and no, I didn’t eat them! It was nice though. MOTH really enjoyed his fish, chips and salad and it was really nice to be out and have someone else prep the food. The JD and dry was nearly $7 each in the Bistro, but when we strolled out to the outdoor area, the bar just inside only charged $5.20. Maybe I’ll buy my drink at that bar next time, before going in for lunch.
When we went out to the outdoor gaming area, we each put $5 in a 10c machine and had that gobbled up straight away. MOTH tried the 5c next to it, but the same thing happened so we decided to move on. We went to the cashier to break a $20, and MOTH put $5 in a 1c machine. We were there for nearly an hour, and had up to $80 in there at one point, but we pulled out at $50, so there was our afternoon paid for. It was really good to finally get out together again – it doesn’t happen very often!
By the way, my birthday was last month. MOTH has tried to get me organised and out, but I’ve had a really hectic schedule for the last 6 weeks. We always try and do my birthday lunch at the Sports Club so I can use my birthday credits they give every year.
Well, today was report and parent/teacher interviews and guess who conveniently forgot to turn up at the hall after the final bell today? Even though the little precious was reminded before he left for school this morning, he still forgot. Not only that, he neglected to answer his phone the six times I called to ask him where he was. Again I cry, “why do you have a mobile phone if I can’t reach you on it?”. Not only that, he called back on a friends’ phone when he finally saw all the missed calls, as he was out of credit. For someone who only needs to ask to have the phone recharge, he’s pretty hopeless.
And I know he didn’t turn up today as he didn’t want to face the music. His math teacher had already phoned to let me know he sent a note home (that I never got) about Jay not doing work in class, saying he will finish it at home. I said that was funny, as he told us he was finishing his work at school. Now that all the work is done on the laptops, and Jay knows more about computers than anyone at his school, he can look as busy as he pleases doing whatever he likes instead of schoolwork and the teachers are none the wiser until it’s time to hand something in. Quite a few teachers said that he wasn’t making learning a priority, and so accordingly, I have revoked all his computer and technology privileges until he makes an improvement. And if that takes until the end of year report before I get some positive feedback, so be it. I’ve had enough of the deceptively teenage games, and it’s time he smarten up, as he is in the middle of year 9 and it all counts from here on in. All I have ever asked of him is that he give his best effort. He doesn’t have to top the class, he just has to make a reasonable effort in all of his classes.
I’ve told him too, that “I forgot” doesn’t cut it as an excuse anymore. That has to stop. If I say be somewhere at a certain time, make sure your arse is there; and you have a mobile for a reason…. Use the fekking thing. If I call or text, I expect that I can get through. I don’t expect immediate response during class time, but I know that I send them during breaks and the calls that I make are outside school hours, so I would assume that you could reasonable use the phone. Turn the ringer back on outside of school!
AAARRRGGGHHHHH……. Enough now, I need to take a breath and have a cuppa…..