It seems I've taken my eye off of the ball.
Whilst slogging my guts out at work and working hard but failing miserably to keep the house clean and tidy ( with little or no help from the kids. ) I've messed up hugely, but it's fixable.
Since splitting up with the ex, I had assumed, seeing as he was picking up the kid from school and spending at least a couple of hours with them, that he was checking the youngests home work. Not so it seems, I got a note from school saying that the youngest was constantly disruptive or distracted in class and that homework was rarely done. Stern words and punishment have been dished out to him.
His dad hasn't checked his homework in ages. So I sat down and talked to the youngest. Explained that he needed to concentrate more in school. And that I would make sure his homework was done. This entails a little bit of jiggling around. But we have come to an agreement. In the meantime he is grounded and not allowed any phone or games. Time to get tough.
Hope everyone is doing well. Sending lots of love, big hugs and big kisses to you all xxxxxxxxx