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Melissa in Australia

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  1. 32, 11 years younger than my actual age
  2. depends where in Australia you live. To me it is one of the biggest insults to call a child 'a cheeky little bugger. I ripped into my MIL once (the only time ever) when she called my child a little bugger. He is absoultly not involved in sodimy at all and how dare she make a comment like that.
  3. No I don't allow it. Unfortunatly the twins do it every single time there is nobody in the room. That is why the couch has a big wool blanket over the seat part. Every single cushion now has a full sized rip right down the middle. :cursing: :glare: :cursing: We daren't leave them for a second alone in anybody else's house as the cannot be trusted.
  4. I am starting to feel really tired. Daylight savings ended which means that the clocks go back an hour, which means that the twins are now getting up at 5 am instead of 6 am. which means I have to go milk the cow at 4 am by torch light ( flashlight) as I cannot leave the twins unsupervised in the house at all and nobody else is up that early. As the twins are noisy I have been taking them out for an hour walk - so now people can see the crazy lady pushing the twin pram down the road in the dark at 6 am. court date for twins permanent care order has been set for two weeks :hurray: . Fingers crossed that it doesn't get deferred. went out visiting with twins and they behaved just like NORMAL children. unbelievable - we never thought we would get this far. So far they have been like normal kids for weeks and weeks. RAD type behaviour has lessoned to almost non-existent in the last couple of months. cleaner , after not turning up for 3 weeks, sent me a text that she has quit. bright side is I can now advertise for a replacement without feeling guilty.
  5. How I learned history at public school over 30 years ago starting at year 7 one year ancients - Sumer - Egypt-Greece-Rome one year middle ages- lots and lots on castle development and defense but included things like Norman invasion of England as well next year industrial revolution and the glorious expansion of the British empire leading up to the discovery and settlement of Australia that was then followed by a few years of Australian history and Politics. ( an elective that I didn't do)
  6. This is my personal observation/experience of "mission trips" there seems to be organizations that are making large amounts of money promoting mission trips to young Christian youth that they have to pay large amounts of money to attend and they get a fuzzy good feeling but really don't do anything constructive. I know 4 people who went on "mission trips" to an orphanage in a neighboring Asian country. They had to pay large sums of money and at the orphanage school they were meant to be teaching the orphans English. turns out that none of them were orphans and even the older students only knew the alphabet up to f as that was as far as they had progressed before the next lot of young Christians arrived and started over teaching them English. in the mean time the organizers of this mission trip are raking in lots of money. My oldest, while holidaying in South Africa stayed at a backpackers that was somehow connected to a mission trip school. He and another (non Christian ) backpacker thought they would go and visit the school. when the students saw westerners coming they put away their sports equipment and pulled out a ball made out of rags. My oldest said that in a disguised outbuilding was a modern classroom with computers etc, but for the public there was a large hut with students sitting on benches and the floor. the students were well versed in acting like very poor so the mission school could hope to get more donations.
  7. :svengo: Your DH wants to do something special for you that is a surprise and involves staying away for a weekend. :svengo: I am green ,GREEN with jealousy :D :D :D :D :D :D
  8. other I really don't know if there is one considered his best friend. He has several friends, mostly in Canada. when he goes to Canada he spends just about every day with them. When he is in Australia he doesn't contact them at all. He has one friend who immigrated to Australia at a similar time. He comes and visits for about a month every year. I cannot stand the person ( bad influence on DH plus a complete moron). DH is mostly my best friend. I don't really have friends outside of this forum. acquaintances yes but not real friends- though I have just met a lovely lady who has many similar interests.... so maybe we can cultivate a friendship...........
  9. not really sure if I am talking about the same thing or not I know one family that used brain gym for years with their high functioning autistic child. apparently it assisted him. With the twins all the specialists in conjunction with us have been working on rewiring the twins brains with unbelievably miraculous results. Twins came to us 18 months ago with their brain on automatic default major trauma response (lower brain) to everything - screaming 4-6 hours a day and self harming. Now no self harming at all and minor screaming for a few minutes a week.
  10. They are doing random drug testing here in Vic. I have never been drug tested but have been brethalized regularly so love how it helps keep the roads safe. :hurray:
  11. we had some for a while when my older boys were younger. some died probably because they got too cold and others possibly were molting/hibernating and we thought they were dead and threw them out? ( just thought of this after reading the other posts)
  12. :grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug:
  13. absolutely exhausted. Today I shifted trailer loads of wasted hay and cow manure, multiple wheelbarrows of fire wood and stacked the wood, and dragged numerous branches and pilled them up for burning.
  14. really great idea. We in Australia are getting lots of news coverage about a crazy person trying for presidency in USA. I was in an optometrist on Friday when an American preson came in to the reception area. ( remote little town way out in the middle of nowhere) everyone ( receptionists, and other waiting people ) drilled her on what - in - the -earth -do -Americans - think- they- are -doing -voting -for -that -crazy !!! She replied that was why she was in Australia :lol:
  15. I am not 50 yet and are slimish. I wear a mix of mid calf, to just below the knee. In summer when I wear shorts I wear ones just above my knees. I have awful blue blood vessels ( or whatever the are called) all over the backs of my legs above my knees and cannot stand them.
  16. :grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug: sometimes life is so hard :grouphug:
  17. Is it possible to get advice form the case manager or a psychologist on how to approach it? I have never had a friend do it, but classmates and my father. My father was when I was 3 1/2 It would have been better if I was given factual information instead of being told he had been killed in a car crash - because my younger stepbrother knew just how he had died and told me when I was 10. It was pretty upsetting I can tell you. Classmates started going from year 7, though it was always hard to know for sure if it was suicide or accidental drug overdose.
  18. Hmm.. here it was on the news within minutes of the first bomb. Though our news tends to be at least 50% international.
  19. so few. We are just about finished our apple harvest. We had about a dozen washing baskets full of apples. We dried a HUGE amount.....
  20. Goodnight Mister Tom. I cry every single time I read that book :crying: :crying: :crying:
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