Posted February 25th, 2009 by justBcoz in School
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Son#2 has now been suspended TWICE for smoking at school and he’s now been bust AGAIN for it! WTF? He’s throwing his education away – I wouldn’t be surprised if they now expel him. And after last night’s ugly fallout with Son#1, I’m actually ready to throw in the towel. Motherhood can take a flying [...]

Posted November 27th, 2008 by justBcoz in Kids, School
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So … an update on Son#2 and it’s sad news I’m afraid. He has not passed Grade 8. Yeah, his headmaster called me yesterday to tell me and the X and I went through to the school to meet with him today to discuss the issue and decide what to do. No, that was *not* [...]

Posted October 27th, 2008 by justBcoz in Kids, Out and About, School
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Monday … Lots to do, lots to do! One thing I’m not looking forward to later is a meeting with the headmaster at Son#2′s school. Why do I always feel like *I’m* the one who’s in shit for something when I get summoned to see a headmaster? Bah. Yeah, there was a bit of an [...]

Posted September 9th, 2008 by justBcoz in Kids, School
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Son#1 has not been happy at his current school for a number of years now and raised the matter of changing schools with his dad and I last week. He wanted a fresh start, away from the influences of his previous life and the opportunity to focus on school work in a caring and supportive [...]

Posted July 29th, 2008 by justBcoz in School
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“Hi baby!” <— see that? That is NOT the way to answer your mobile … Even if you are *convinced* that the number showing up on your display is the same one that appears when Son#1 phones you from the clinic. Oh sure, there may be a split second when you think to yourself: “Shit!! [...]

Posted May 16th, 2008 by justBcoz in Kids, Life at Home, School
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CAPE TOWN – SOUTH AFRICA. A 37 year old mother of two teenage boys is convinced that her children have recently been abducted by aliens and are now part of some bizarre extra-terrestrial experiment to alter their normally uncooperative, disorganized and lazy behaviour. This astonishing story began unfolding earlier in the week when the mother, [...]