There's no TV, no CDs, no games, no radio - but my house is none the less very noisy. It's exam time and the kids are busy doing their best to avoid studying. It is amazing how many diversions they can create for themselves.
At one point this afternoon they decided to play chinese jumprope in the living room. You remember chinese jumprope, don't you? It's the game they play with two kids standing apart holding elastic with their legs while the third kid jumps over the elastic. Of course the one doing the jumping was my daughter who is nearly 16 years old! Apparently she thinks the jumping motion might jiggle and stimulate the part of her brain that will have all the right answers for the exams.
The boys have been running back and forth around the apartment, totally ignoring all my requests that they settle down and open their books. My poor sister-in-law downstairs must think there is a herd of buffalo living above her head.
Don't even think about the kitchen. All this 'studying' makes the kids hungry. They've been doing non-stop snacking all day.
Sigh . . . I passed up a nice afternoon at the farm to supervise the exam preparation process. It's time I started to make a bit of noise myself and have some exercise. I think I need to get 'the stick' out and use it.
I think I'll take some vitamins first. . . God help me!
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