I'm sure this phrase was thought up for parents of teen terrors!
I mean that is all one can do isn't it? Grin, wide so as to exercise your cheek, not as in bottom, muscles and bear it, well not sure how or where the bear comes into this, but bear it we must.
What alternative is there?
On this blog Fhina waxed lyrically about the traumas of teen terrors and the theory test for driving. I retorted in a unpunctuated rant. My tall girl, passed her theory test 8 weeks ago. Omitted to tell us her parents, by choice and favour. Told the world at large on her msn chat profile, which appeared on my 'online contacts' which showed her byline as 'passed my theory test!'
She denied it effortlessly, without so much as an upward roll of the eyes, not leaving the laptop/facebook page, with 'oh l was only blagging!' or was that 'blogging'?
So l thought, okay playing around with your status, kudos whatever, we all try it on for size. then realise the coat is too heavy and a bad fit.Learning curve.
We were the told she HAD passed it weeks ago, over dinner last weekend. And to boot her instructor says she is ready for the test, so to put for it now. But. .. that is £61 for test, plus 2hrs lesson beforehand £46 plus £23 for rental of instructors car for the test. Between then and now a lesson a week plus 15 for good measure, apparently is another, sing amongst yourselves please....... oh £300 or so total to pay between now and 1st week September is almost here.
Tall girl has paid for all her lessons so far bar the two we have subbed. We believe that giving it all to her on a plate, isn't good for her now or in the long run.
Consequences eh? We've covered that word well here l recall.
So what to do? Waste the lessons she's had so far or as I suggested, sit her down later tonight and make a plan for this to be completed with a little help for the bank of Mum and Dad?
this is how I wistfully think of tall girl and her driving cars ... sigh!