WHAT IVE BEEN UP TO(in the scrapbooking world)
Over at the Scrapbook chalet im still in the survivor competition..Gee the work is outstanding and each week its a struggle to come up with something new and exciting..lol.This was my last creation, that had to include at least 10 embellishments..I am not a girly pink scrapper but i so did enjoy using thsese papers and the colour pink..i want to do more pink!!!!.lol
At EMM on the weekend i only managed one challenge , an aqua and brown layout.. Love this photo of Jack..
Over at scrapbook city, in the reality scraps comp, we had to use the bling and scalloped bazzil.. no pp..wow..that was difficult..but i do love what i achieved even if it didnt get me through to the next round, im one of the others now...lol
And finally at Crafting in style we had to use felt as the main part in the layout.. Now im not a felt person but i found it quite easy to work with..when my sewing machine cooperated...
What ive been up to at home...
Well where do i begin,,,teenagers!!!!! grrrrrrrr My eldest son who has never given me grief, who has wonderful friends and is at university caused me to have heart ache on the weekend. My dilemma is , do i act (as a mother) or do i stand back and let him work it out..????My son was dragged out his car and beaten on, kicked in the head and hurt, by a gang of boys on the weekend..Now it seems he was in his car, with some friends. A young girl in the car, a friend of his friend wanted to go to see some people. My son drove to a park where a bunch of people were hanging. In a neighbourhood where he should know he shouldnt be, but.... They dropped this young girl off and promised to come pick her up 20 minutes later.. He arrived and the young girl was lying on the ground, throwing up and having a reaction to some drugs she took. My son tried to help her into the car. her brother and his mates turned up after being informed she had had a "bad trip" and thought my son was to blame. So needless to say this older brother and his mates took it out on my son..
So this is where i step in..What the ...#$%^& are you doing in that neighbour hood? Why did you feel the need to get involved she wasnt your friend as such just a friend of a friend?You must have known it was a drug area!!!! Why did you go there in the first place??
His response.Mum i can handle it..
No you cant, you dont know how to handle these thugs..
Sit down, relax have a coffee. Do i ring the police and complain?
Do i let my 19 year old son work this out himself, now scared for his life as the fight as such was broken up by other people ???They still blame him...
Di i go around to this girls house and confront the parents?
Do i send around a friend who is a big scary bikie looking dude and get him to threaten the brother?..
All these things may only incite these boys to really hurt my son next time. Or do we just turn a blind eye and allow thugs and bullies to go around beating up kids because no one will stand up to them.???
Oh being a parent is the hardest thing in the world. When i saw my son my parental instict kicked in and i wanted to beat the guiys myself, lol,, now i think about it, i could make it worse by confronting them or briniging in the police?? what to do?
The young always have the same problem - how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another. ~Quentin Crisp
Little children, headache; big children, heartache. ~Italian Proverb