21 Sep 2012

Ups and Downs ... A frantic Week of Challengers

Its been a little bit frantic around here this week, a multitude of ups and downs. The ups were great ! The downs, well let's just say they were rough, but we talked, we took the issues on, and faced them together, but hey ! thats family life for you, and by bringing things out in the open, dicussing them and standing together, families can get through just about anything.

The Downs...
The week began with my 16 year old son having to face a "workplace" bullying Issue, which unfortunately is going to take some time to resolve. The issue has been forwarded on, and is now being dealt with, within the company. As a family,we are facing this issue head on and rallying around our boy, giving him and the investigation our full support.

Our eldest son found out the hard way, that no matter how long you have known someone, or how well you think you know them, that some people only care about themselves and are selfish and unreliable. Not all childhood friendships will stand the test of time and in the end no matter how much it hurts, you need to take care of yourself first and do what's right for you. 
True friends will stand by you, support the decisions you make and take each step with you, no matter what. These are the friends you need to surround yourself with, not the selfish ones. They are not worth the heartache.

The Ups...
Since laying down the law about how much time son number 3 was wasting away in "cyber world", he wasn't amused but hit the school books with newly found enthusiasm (under the watchful eye of Dad) and got a big fat A on his science assignment. I am so proud of his achievement he is quite convinced that school is just for socialising Lets see how long this will last !

 I ramped up my health and fitness and managed to run 8km without killing myself I know it's not very far but for me it's a huge accomplishment, and to top of a great personal week of achievements, I managed to fit into a pair of "skinny jeans" without a look of horror crossing my face YIPPEE !

We had a great night at our youngest sons school star gazing with the "Mackay Astronomers and Star Gazing Club", how exciting it was to see the Moon, Saturn and the Milkyway so close up. I think it's ignited a new found passion/obsession in my boy. An expensive one at that, but educational none the less.

And to top it all off, today is the last day of school for term 3, we made it ! and that means lie inns, lazy days, fun and laughter.
More memories to make and more memories to cherish :)

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