Thursday, November 13, 2008

*sigh*

The emotional whiplash of parenting my teen is sometimes overwhelming, exhausting, and it occasionally eats my life.

Hence, no post.



...............later....................

Fortunately nothing stays the same. Life can be pretty good too.

Sweet darling eldest has morphed back and brought her sense of humour with her. YIPEE.

Still no real post...heading to bed.

5 comments:

Beth said...

no "real" post is ak...just knowing that the "Real" eldest is still in there and canmake an appearance every now and then is good enough!

Lynda said...

Pick your battles... and believe me when I tell you that you will all go through this together, but at the end, your sweet daughter will be returned to you.

Teen years are an extreme sport for parents

hulagirlatheart said...

That Jekyll Hyde thing IS trying, isn't it? Sometimes it makes me feel as if I'm losing my mind. They're insane one minute and sweet the next. I find myself barking, "Pick a mood and stick with it!"

Anonymous said...

Don't forget you have a right to snarl right back when the going gets too too much.
WOW - who gave her that kind of homework?
A single teacher who has no idea what teens are like at home?
Or someone who wants to freak out parents but avoid the emotional turmoil/backlash of pocking his/her nose into real-life problems in individual families? GM

oreneta said...

Beth....hanging on...at least she only is like this sometimes...

Lynda...love that...an extreme sport for parents...

Hula, yes indeed...but there is a mood I would prefer she not pick.

GM...the teacher...the exercise was actually pretty cool, just bad timing. They had to pretend that they had forgotten their homework and were coming up with five reasons why they should get a one week extension, then they had to get someone to play the teacher and come up with counter arguements that they then had to rebut...teens RULE at this...but their mothers weary of the scenario...

They would enjoy writing it, and as this is a class where they need to write, I can see it as a useful task..just not then.