My son left for his school camp today. It was a terrible day I should say. I felt so depressed and miserable and missed my hubby terribly. My girl is also getting the low as she too misses her daddy.
Don't get me wrong that I am depressed because my son is away. I am depressed because he has caused me so much stress today and I am actually glad that he is away and giving me some breather.
For I don't have to nag and shout for the next three days is really something that I am looking forward to. Raising my son is extremely challenging, every step of the way I had to remind and watch over. I am fine with the reminding part but I just wish he will just comply.
Please bear with me for the following ranting. I am so affected by today’s happening that my chest feels tight, my cough got worse and seriously my spirit is low right now.
Take for example, I had remind him to pack his bag for this camp 3 days in advance. Giving him time to consolidate the list. Nothing done. Right up to Tuesday, his bag was still not packed. On the eve of the school camp, we had to gather all his things for him. His reason: I can't pack when my 2 PE tees are not ready!!!
Next, his final soccer match falls on the same day as his camp. I asked him to check how the arrangement is going to be. The match starts at 3pm and all the Secondary 2 boys are leaving the school around 10ish for the camp site. Is he going to be alone in school for 5 hours? He refused to check.
Apparently he needs to bring all his camping stuff as well as his soccer jersey and shoes. Ended up he is the ONLY boy that has no attire for the soccer training. Guess what, he rang and expected me to bring his attire to school for him. His coach sms me to say that he is the ONLY one didn't follow instruction!
This is not all, he also failed TWO of his CORE subjects!!! Good news that I shared earlier ended up not so good news afterall. Though he did, done well for his the other two subjects but we had already warned him many times that he needs to put in extra effort for his CORE subjects. As usual, a deaf ear to our advices.
Remember the incident that I told you about me driving off and leaving him to go school on his own. Well he insisted that I had to acknowledge that I was in the wrong, despite the fact that he makes no intention to hurry. Unbelieveable?
Right now, my hubby feels that I should leave him alone and not mothered him. Managing a teens is really turbulence. I don't know how many of you out there had it easier.
Whatever it is, I am glad that hubby is finally coming home tonight.
Before that, I think daughter and I deserved a bowl of soup, Burdock and Chicken Feet Soup (牛蒡凤爪汤) .
This soup is good for nourishing and cleansing the blood, also moisturise the skin and is good for liver detoxification.
What you need:
300g chicken breast with skin or lean pork
10 chicken feet
3 dried honey dates
4 red dates
6 cup water
1 tsp salt
3 slices ginger
1 tbsp wine
Peel and rinse burdock. Cut into sections and soak in lightly salted water for about 5 mins. This is to prevent discolouration and removing raw taste.
Cut chicken feet into section and scald in boiling water. Rinse well.
Put all ingredients in a pot and bring to boil. Simmer for about 1.5 hours.
Add salt to taste and wine.