Homework/Single Life

Now my daughter is at secondary school we made a deal that she would do all her homework on her own unles she was really really stuck.  Mostly this has worked well, she’s had some interesting work to do and I’m more than happy to help out, and on the odd occasion I have been known to stick my nose in even when it wasn’t wanted or needed!

But her father bought her a netbook for Christmas, which is a godsend as it means I don’t have to relinquish my laptop for endless hours of research……and youtube downloads!  So of course it doesn’t work with my printer….can I work out why? No, I blooming can’t!  I follow the instructions, read every silly little box on the screen and still can’t get the damn thing to work.  Found the easiest way is for her to e-mail me her homework so I can print it from my laptop….not the idea at all!  So I’m going to have to grin and bear it at the weekend when I’ll have to ask her father why I can’t add my printer to my daughters netbook……grrrrr doesn’t even begin to describe how I feel.

I’m really begining to get the hang of this looking after myself lark though, I booked my car in for it’s MOT a week early (which means I remembered when it was due) and managed somehow to sweet talk the guy in the garage to sorting out the dodgy lights on my dashboard and topping up my brake fluid for no extra cost!!!  Yay me!!!!!!!!

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. John
    Jan 20, 2012 @ 07:54:11

    Ah, Homework, now that’s something I truly detested and frankly don’t agree with. I almost always did it at school in the few minutes of slack time between lessons. I had far more important uses for time at home than that.
    So we never pressurised our kids to do homework and they’ve turned out just fine.
    Wow, she’s one lucky girl to have her own netbook, at least you also benefit.
    Now that printer sharing thing can be impossible if the netbook is XP for instance. Good old Microsoft can’t even get that right when it comes to compatibility from OS to OS. Pathetic!
    So those womanly charms are being brought to good use then. Good for you. Perhaps it’s an outward sign of a growing inner confidence.

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