Sunday, 21 September 2008

Unlucky For Some



Oh Yippee!


Joy of joys!


Just what we needed - another teenager in the house!


I couldn't get on to Blogger yesterday to post this for The Fixer's real birthday, but it didn't matter, because I was so busy getting the house ready for the arrival of her friends for a sleepover that I wouldn't have had time anyway.


At one point I thought of putting up a large sign bearing the legend:


THIS IS WHAT A HOUSE LOOKS LIKE
AFTER FIVE KIDS HAVE SYSTEMATICALLY WRECKED IT


...but I resisted the temptation.


And it looked okay in the end, actually.


The Father of This Lot was not best pleased at having to put up a new curtain rail in the bedroom at the exact time that he had arranged to meet some of his posse in a pub, but......who cares?


I have to admit the bowling session and food for a gang of girls today came to slightly more than I was expecting....but the FOTL's bank card came in handy for that, especially as I had relieved him of it before he went to watch the football at the Mare and Foal.

And so a good time was had by all - even me (who was up till five in the morning for two days running).



Happy Birthday for yesterday to our newest teenager, The Fixer.

I only hope that your father feels it was worth all the trouble.

Especially when he gets the bill.

21 comments:

Grit said...

happy birthday, fixer! fotl probably got away lightly.

CrazyCath said...

Oh well done! You have me smiling away, sniggering. Tsk tsk. Love it.

Glad to know you're not dead. That would NOT be good. Glad also to know that FoTL still has his uses. Hope he got Fixer a FAB pressie. ;0)

Hope Fixer had a great day and that this is the last one yet to reach teenagerdom. Or is there one more to go....?
*diving for cover...*

Kitty said...

A belated Happy Birthday to The Fixer! It sounds like she had a fabulous party/sleepover/thing. 5am two nights running? God, I'd drop dead. I'm such a lightweight these days :-( x

Maggie May said...

Happy Birthday to the fixer. Glad you are still around, Jackie.

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

Happy Birthday to the Fixer!

I hope her teen years are heavy on the fun and lightheartedness. And light on the drama and eye rolling!

gigi said...

Happy Birthday Fixer!
Good luck mum, on another teen in the house!

GoneBackSouth said...

FIVE IN THE MORNING! Goodness, I'd be in A&E. Glad it all went well!

Kit said...

Happy birthday and many happy returns to the Fixer - such a clever girl, I shudder to think of all the sophisticated "fixing" she will do during the teenage years!

Renae said...

Happy Birthday, Fixer!

Amrita said...

Happy birthday Fixer.

meggie said...

Happy Birthday Fixer!

scrappysue said...

yay - teenage girls!!! is that 5 between us jackie!?!?!?! happy birthday to the fixer!!!

The Dotterel said...

So sleepovers are for when you become a teenager are they? Sally...!

Millennium Housewife said...

Crikey, how many teenagers? MH

Daryl said...

Happy Birthday - belatedly - to the Fixer .. enjoy your teen age years .. make lots of memories ... and be kind to your Mum!


:-Daryl

ChrisB said...

A belated Birthday Greeting to the teenage fixer.

Suzysoo said...

Happy belated birthday, Fixer

Akelamalu said...

Happy Birthday to Fixer for yesterday.

Working mum said...

Happy belated birthday to the Fixer, a fellow virgo, explains a lot!

Alison Boon said...

Well done you. Tell TFOTL that it's an investment. One day they will choose his reetirement home. Hope the fixer had a happy time.

A Mother's Place is in the Wrong said...

Happy (belated) Birthday to that lovely Fixer. Another teenager eh? Lucky you. M :-)