Who has taken my kids and left these strangers in their place?

I hope to have my real son back soon, and that the changeling who looks like him (who has been hanging around for the last month or so making life miserable – mostly for himself!) disappears forever

Seriously Alex is 8 going on 16…  Wants to be treated like a teenager and at the moment is acting like an obnoxious teenager , He who has gone from a perfect student to a why should I bother learning type of student.
Everything is a battle at the moment.. there used to be a time when he loved doing home learning, loved writing. loved maths … Not at the moment… He hates everything.
I know the school is working them hard at the moment and they are doing their SAT’s and that is probably stressing him out but I think this summer break cant come soon enough.. 

I have been good so far I promise… In that he is still alive despite the urge to kill him at times.

And then we have Ali who is how can I describe him Ali, I have never known so many good days… Honest its like having another child in the house……….
the monster within seems to have gone on holiday…… And left behind a nice Ali……….. An Ali who is more talkative than I have ever known him, One who is more affectionate then ever, One who is even interested in his home learning and his Julia Donaldson books…   He has chosen to do his home learning on Zog.   He had to take in something related to the book so we have made a little concertina type Zog
And he is taking it in , in his book bag in the morning.  Long may this Ali stay but I really hope we can Banish the Evil Alex soon!! 

But then I am dreading September because Where Ali has come out of himself and his shell so much I dont want a total change of routine and teacher at school to set him back… Not now he has come so far… Its like another child is now living in this house……   I want to keep this one!

Where do they put it all?

There is an “Eating as much as you can in one day competition” in this years Olympics,isn’t there?

Otherwise My boys have wasted most of their life getting in practice!

Seriously If I didn’t know better I would swear they had tape worms. I have never known two kids eat as much and still not be the size of the Goodyear blimp.

Life is just not fair at times!

The Hoarder Next Door, channel 4

We sat and watched this the other night and while I was watching it…  I am actually relating to some of the things going on in the program.

I have blogged before about Allan being a Major hoarder and me having slight hoarding tendencies, I would say I am more of a collector of kitchen ware etc. But saying that I do use it and do cook and bake a lot and make birthday cakes blah blah blah….   (Am I convincing you yet I’m not as bad as Allan)   

Yes I have a shed full of kitchen stuff but my excuse is it’s because the kitchen is so small, and If I had a bigger kitchen I wouldn’t need a shed.

Allan on the other hand is not only a hoarder but he is also a messy bugger…. he gets stuff… uses it and never puts it away…   I get fed up.. bung it all in a crate and just put the crate upstairs in either our room or the back room… hence both rooms now are full of creates and boxes full of stuff….  Yes some of it probably if he sorted it out could be thrown away, some could go in the loft… and some would have a use…. I have no doubt that there are probably some items that we have at least two if not three of because he can’t find the one I have put upstairs in a crate waiting for him to sort out so he has gone out and got another one..

When I watched The Hoarder next Door

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-hoarder-next-door when I saw those rooms in both their houses… My immediate thought was we have at least two rooms and an Attic just like that..

I don’t know if it has scared me into being ruthless and throwing stuff out every time Allan goes out… just a crate at a time so he never notices and I can finally get into bed from my side,  or just grateful now that its only two rooms and an attic like that and not the whole house….

I would by this book for Allan but then we have 1000’s of books as well lol