I am struggling for patience.
WHY do teenagers feel compelled to challenge their parental units with nonsense?
I guess I should be grateful that they are relatively respectful, do what we ask them to do ( meaning mumbling under the breath when out of earshot); and aren’t out dragging the streets or tourchering the citizens of our fair town. There is a community center that has been established to keep the teens off of the streets and hopefully out of trouble. My two think that they should be allowed to go every night, just because the center exists. I am a bit concerned about exactly WHAT it is that they do there, that they feel the need to go EVERY night. One is upstairs in his room pouting and the other is sitting against the wall in the living room, texting his friends, probably looking for support.
I remember being in high school and wanting to be in the Drama club, Honor Roll and a Majorette…All kids these days want to do is hang out and exercise their thumbs. Do I really NOT understand the pressures of being a teen? I saw on Dr. Phil that teen girls are getting tongue piercings in record numbers just to enhance some boy’s oral experience. What am I missing? My boys barely shower and I have to threaten them with bodily harm just to get their laundry done!!! I could not IMAGINE any girl being desperate enough to even entertain the idea of …well, I’ll just leave it alone. I would rather have my kids pissed off at me and in their rooms than cavorting on the streets looking for trouble. Mothers of teens, where are you and does this ish get any easier???
I owe 2 art exchanges to friends in the States and Canada. I must get these posted yesterday. I fell behind so far when I went home, I don’t even see the light of catching up day. Thank you to everyone that I promised something to and did not deliver….Hate mail makes my eyes water, lol!
ps..My Mother is well and feisty as all get out! She is relearning to play cards and asks for The Price Is Right to be turned on everyday! I am so happy, I could jump around! If you have a elderly relative in a care facility or center, please please…make time for them and visit them. It would make their day and bring tremendous joy to their progress in healing!