Hello Cc, I wish I could go back to when my children were 4 to 11yrs I did enjoy that time as their exitement was infectious they were innocent and I guarded them from the worlds evils, but when they became teenagers, well need I SAY MORE things became rather fraut and frosty and of course boy friends,, all were treat with suspicion and were treat with grumpy acceptance, I was a inexperienced boyteensexmaniac but I had no idea why, and I could see me in them I hated them, they posed a threat,,one thug who was twice my size was collared by his, well collar and escorted from the premises,I CAUGHT MY YOUNGEST and this creature lost in deep passion,, !!! on my lawn,, ON MY BL????Y LAWN, so it was goodbye to him and goodnight to her, she had just turned 14, but the world turned ON A COLD AND GREY CHIGAGO MORN ANOTHER LITTLE BABY CHILD WAS BORN,, who sang those words and what was the song , AND NOW THEY ARE both in their 40s and have their own kids,where did the time go Cc its terrifying the rate of knots that time has attained, and now I am 64 and lumbered with one of natures cruelist weapons, and its a one way trip , Oh bugger I must sound a miserable old git, but that is not true, I NOW LAUGH ABOUT IT with my kids, and my grandkids, but thats another storey, do any kids anywhere say THANKYOU NOW it simply is not part of their vocabulary, we opened savings accounts for all five of my grandchildren specificly planned to produce £ 2500 to £3000 when they attained 18 with the proviso that they will have plans, either uni or apprenticeship whatever if no effort was shown then the age of release would be 21, my oldest grandson J loves cooking and wants to train as a chef, so he recieved his funds as planned at 18, now call me mr picky, but if someone gave me a cheque for 2600£ I would have the decency to say thank you, so we waited and waited and waited, but no , no thankyou, it was THREE MONTHS later when I was visiting my daughters, who should have ensured he behaved in the correct way and said THANKYOU, so I decided to ask him if he had recieved the money otherwise I would have to start a investigation if it had gone missing, OH YES MY MUM HAS BANKED IT FOR ME the day after he recieved it, and so I said " whats that word erm eh you know, that word when someone gives you £2600 er begins with a T" OH THANKS and that was it, so I just give up, as I KNOW the same will occur when the others recieve their hand outs, am I expecting too much.
Kindest Regards Fed