Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Total Lack of Organisation
When do males finally learn organisation and foresight? I was greeted this morning by a slightly frantic son. Do we have any 2B pencils? I don't know if we have 2B pencils but I said I'd help look. It turned out that I wasn't exactly helping him look - he wasn't doing any looking. Apparently his faith in me is that great. And I did manage to find one lone pencil of the right variety so his faith wasn't misplaced.
So my question to him was why hadn't he asked me to buy him some a day or so ago? Why hadn't he just gone to the bookshop at uni and bought himself a couple? When I was his age I was totally organised. I would have everything I needed going into exams and spares just in case something went wrong. I still am organised. I write things in the diary so I know what's coming up and I pay bills on time. So he hasn't gotten this little character flaw from me. Could it possible be that he got it from his 'have you seen my keys/wallet/glasses/' father? And if so, is there any hope for him?
He turns 18 this Saturday. 18 means that he can drink alcohol, get married without parental permission, gamble and vote. If it wasn't for the fact that he'll be still in the middle of exams I'd be a little bit afraid - it could have been a Saturday night that he'd never forget.
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Sorry to tell you, there is NO hope. Just look at adult men. I think it is entirely our fault too. We taught them we would find their wallets/keys for them. Should I tell you a story of what happened when my hubby decided to 'help' with paying bills?ReplyDelete
What is this "organisation" you speak of?ReplyDelete
Years ago South Africa had a system of 2 years compulsory military service. I can honestly say we did learn a lot about organisation and foresight in the army. The system is long gone but you often hear people say they wish their sons could do some army to learn some life skills.ReplyDelete
Ha, ha. My son is younger, but I think the writing is already on the wall for this disorganization. Good luck with it!ReplyDelete
Well, he can't vote without a pencil, can he?ReplyDelete
My youngest is exactly the same - *sigh*
Ha, I've always been an organized person, but I grew up without a dad and had to learn some of those skills at an early age. BUT, my son, who is 21 is the unorganized or thought-out person EVVVVVVVERRRRRR!!! So, I'll let you know if the change ever happens in him!ReplyDelete
It is not only sons who are disorganized!ReplyDelete
Hahah. Yeah, I have 3 of them...one in a female variety...and no organization whatsoever. I thought maybe when my daughter moved out that'd help. Nope.ReplyDelete
My daughter will be 21 on the 16th...and 21 is the legal age to drink here. We're twins! :)
I think he have time despite he turns 18 on Saturday. when he decide he will be well organized. I remember that when there were the floods around Brisbane (about one year ago) you wrote that your sons are more than capable to look after them self. Don't worry! Moreover, You're a great mother :)ReplyDelete
All the children are the same. Mine are 32 and 26 y.o., live by their own, have a job but they continue to call mom!ReplyDelete