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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Homework

Small Sprog is doing his homework, sort of. He has a YouTube vid playing on the ipad blasting into his ears through his headphones, he has a web page open for research on the PC and his head is swivelling around intermittently to watch the TV. Who says boys don't multi-task? However perhaps this is not the scenario the teacher envisaged when he set the homework! I encourage him to concentrate...

Later I ask him if I can 'borrow' his Beano back catalogue for school and he scowls  "They'll get damaged" he says "and then I won't make any money on them!" Then he continues "I'm a 'man of profit  you know". He grins at me. My Small Sprog; you've gotta love him?!

Meanwhile Tall Girl goes off to find the old and delinquent cat who happily chucked up on the stairs as we returned home and then took his spittly covered face off to my bedroom - unbeknown to me. She retrieves him from my bed and brings him down. Lovely. He instantly plonks himself on my lap disabling both my arms  so that I can barely type, digging his claws into my leg to enhance stability (his) as I reach for the 'querty' keys! Sleeping, smelly old cats are a bit like babies, I muse; best left undisturbed when sleeping.

I complain that he is now being a nuisance and she is offended for him. She loves that stinky old bag of bones very much. She too is doing homework. Is there ever any 'down time' any more? And why is that bag of bones not on her lap I wonder as the next round of cooking dinner beckons...

8 comments:

Maggie May said...

That was a lovely peep into an evening at your home! Smelly cat is obviously very much part of the family and I'm sure you wouldn't be without him, even when he coughs up fur balls!
My long haired rabbit blocked up the vacuum cleaner (her fur......... not her literally, thank Goodness!) and it took me ages to clean it all out today
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Homework and all the screens! I don't suppose the teenagers can stand quietness. Youngsters these days don't seem to know the meaning of it!
Maggie x

Nuts in May

Dicky Carter said...

Its interesting at how good teenagers are at multi-tasking, when its suits them :)

nick said...

Cats are quite charming until you're trying to concentrate on some task, when they suddenly get an urge to play with you and generally make a nuisance of themselves. And yes, why isn't the stinky old bag of bones pestering Tall Girl instead?

Rob-bear said...

Ah, the "blissful" domesticity of the Suburbian's house. Nothing like it!

I hope you all stay well, including that bag of bones, who should be on Tall Girl's lap.

Blessings and Bear hugs!
Bears Noting

Liz said...

We have an attic full of Elder Son's LP records - his investment/pension fund, he says. (Oh and there's no room in HIS attic for them.)

Small Sprog will go far.

reasonscheerful123 said...

I'm here. A few frustrating hours of getting my act together but I'm now here for sure. And if I'm not here, I GIVE UP!!

Reasons x

DD's Diary said...

Lovely portrait of your pusscat. I'm looking forward to my cats sedate senior years - at the moment they spend all day trying to ambush each other :)

reasonscheerful123 said...

Hmmm did that message send ok? Still having probs with wordpres...