Emily’s Story, If tonight is any indication on what my life with be like with a teenaged female in this house, I AM OUT!!!! Commit me now! I am willing to admit I’m not capable!!!
My Teen – Tears in constant motion for over an hour … talk of not going to school ANYMORE,how hard 3rd grade is so HARD (and “you would not understand because you aren’t in 3rd grade”), taking a shower is the worst thing ever, reading is stupid when you already know all the words, spaghetti is her least favorite food, Dax (our dog) is soooo annoying…
Emily – trying to explain the reason for teaching responsibility in 3rd grade makes no sense because she already knows all the rules, AND as she’s laying in my lap after (finally) stopping all the crying, comments on how annoying my stomach sounds (gurgling, I guess)… I. CAN’T EVEN. #imgonnaneedbackup
Emily – Status update:
She (my teen) decided to go to school today! If anybody has any questions about the dress code, she’s your gal! She knows ALL about the dress code and I clearly do not know the size of an inch. And if there is no lunch money on her account (as I have promised), I’ll be big TROUBLE!
Emily -I think I’m proud that I’m raising a strong independent woman…maybe??? 🙄Focus on the positive, right?
Disclaimer: Sarcasm is a great form of therapy. So, please know that I am, in fact, still in control of this little pistol (teenager) even when it appears I have lost total control! And my overall goal is to make my children think I’m a little bit crazy and could lose my cool at any moment, and they just pray it doesn’t happen in a public or social setting that would embarrass them for the rest of their lives! Keeps them on their toes!
We are building CHARACTER! #characterbuilding #thiszoowecallparenting