OK, so maybe I’m getting old but what’s with this thing teenagers have about wearing coats? Or rather, not wearing them. Yes I can hear the inner granny in me raging but baby it’s cold outside! Flaming freezing in fact!
Every morning I fling my daughters coat in her direction and then fling it at her again as she gets in the car, and again as she gets out of the car. She rolls her eyes, tuts, checks for teenage witnesses and then rolls it under her arm and stalks off. Three days out of every five she has an excuse as to why its either lost, locked in a classroom, lent to a friend or forgotten at the park. But I’m not giving up that easily.
Two reasons here peoples…actually 3. First – I paid a lot of money for that coat (yes, she has gone through 5 in the last year and a half), Second – I’m fed up of her getting poorly and then infecting me with her snotters resulting in me unfit for work & we both end up in the living room, listening to her victim sniffles from under a shared Day of Death duvet. Third and most importantly – I am making a point. Just because the other kids are stupid enough to troll around without coats, arms crossed round their chests and teeth chattering, doesn’t mean my child has to be stupid too! I ain’t raising a kid devoid of common sense! That’s the point but so far, it seems I am in fact raising the commonsenseless kid…I am losing the battle of wills.