Thursday, 28 October 2010

Advice - but will they take it?

I found it hard to think of FAQ about me, I'm a bit of an open book and I don't think I leave much for people to wonder about! But I liked the idea of advice for the kids. Not sure how much longer I can refer to them as 'kids' .....



So anyway, my list of advice is probably a bit different to how it would have been if I had done this while they were young as they have now had over 20 years of me giving advice verbally! Some of the comments are particular to our household and may refer back to incidents that have happened in the past! Like 'don't keep your phone on silent'. How annoying is it when you are trying to contact them and they don't hear their phone? OK, if they are in the cinema or somewhere like that but when they have fallen asleep on the train and missed getting off at the right station and you are waiting for them there in a freezing cold car on a snowy night at nearly midnight - if the phone had been on 'noise', it may have woken them up and stopped the need for a 30 minute dash up the motorway as it was the last train home and the next stop after ours was 30 miles away. Grrrr......
I'm hoping that when you click on the photo you will be able to read the journalling, if not I will have to edit this post and add the words at the bottom. Sometimes Blogger plays the game and sometimes it doesn't so I never assume that the photo will enlarge when you click on it!

10 comments:

Cheri said...

It's all great advice - whether they are 13 or 33!

Deb said...

I have to laugh at this post, Deb. I can totally relate to the "my phone was on silent" excuse. Ha!!!

LOVE your alphabetized advice page. I was able to click on it and read your words. :o) Well done, my friend! And great words of wisdom.

Rachel B said...

It's funny how things change, when I was late home as a teen it was because 'my watch had stopped!' I wonder what my kids will use! Great post Deb, this little 'phone on silent' story made me chuckle :)

Sian said...

Deb - these are brilliant bits of advice! Maybe we should all be printing this out and pinning it up, you wise woman!

Many thanks for your comment today x

scrappyjacky said...

Love this little tale,Deb.....though....turn your phone on silent at night...is sometimes said in this house!!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Great job on using the alphabet. I think this would be really hard to do. I love so much of your advice - especially "F through I" and "P."
Rinda

humel said...

Love the layout - I already read the words on the class forum :-) Really interesting to see how much our advice has in common, and what is different, at our different stages! xx

alexa said...

Glorious! Such a great mixture of advice for any of us, and that coming from particular situations in your own home. And boy, can I relate to your story about the train and the snowy night, and having to go on somewhere else to pick them up!

Amy said...

Blogger cooperated - I could read this easily... and I am glad I could, this is a great page, great writing and great advice!

Karen said...

What a super list of advice and how clever to incorporate the alphabet.