Posted: 08/10/2013 at 12:51
Know how you feel MrsG and, no, can be of no help. Did get my now 18 year old grandson one of those huge beanbags a couple of years ago so he could play his games in comfort! He did want it - wasn't my idea. Perhaps not a good idea for you. My problem was what to buy an 11 year old who, IMO, has far too much and seems to have everything. Present from parents is a Blackberry. No PAYG cheap phone for her! Bloody rididculous. Made a decision that this year I was not going to be blackmailed into paying any more than £50 and that's what I have done. Bought her a small food mixer as she's very keen on cake making. Hope I reap the benefits of this!
I have to confess I watch lots of TV - not daytime but evening. I am also one of those awful mothers/grandmothers that allowed my kids to watch TV and play game consoles when and for as long as they liked. If, once they got to being teenagers, they didn't do homework, it was their problem, not mine. I could not get myself worked up at their tardiness. Believe it or not, they have not suffered.
Have just come in having moved several plants. Started with just two and ended up doing 6. Had to finish as I didn't want to wear myself out and it was very hot out there. Best go and give them a bit of a water as ground getting quite dry again.