Tuesday, November 06, 2007


I know, I know, I missed day #5 of a month of postings. I could tell you that it was because I was finding a cure for world hunger, or climbing a mountain but really I was just arguing with an obnoxious 17 year old MALE. I put that in upper case because I believe it is pertinent to this post.

Here is the scenario.....I was sitting at my computer perusing all your wonderful blogs when S2 walks in with an attitude. I could smell it. He plops himself down on the couch in my office and begins a tirade of "why do you and dad--blah, blah, blah...". I sat there listening politely. Not once interrupting. He ranted on and on about how we have "no good reason" to deny him being with his friends on a nightly basis....now, mind you till this point I HAD NOT EVEN SAID ONE WORD. He continued with the old standby.."none of my friends parents have a problem with them being out every night" (then your friends parents suck--not said, but thought). When he finally took a breath I asked if I could say something at this point. I then calmly (and without a smirk I might add) mentioned that all his friends probably had grades that warranted them a few more privileges, they maybe kept their rooms a bit cleaner, helped around the house a bit more and were basically not obnoxious shits--ok, I didn't really say that part out loud but I was close.

Anyway....this tirade lasted for so long that my eyes were crossed by the end. I know that much if it was hormone fueled and peer pressured but as I sat there it occurred to me that in 5 months, by all legal standards he will be considered an adult. Folks, I hate to tell ya but 18 is no where near an adult.

This morning he was back to his sweet loving self and I slept peacefully with the help of a lovely little pill that I am going to keep on hand at all times from now on. In fact, I may take them several times a day in large doses since S3 is only 13 and I have years of this shit ahead.

OH--and for all of you that were wondering what I did about the lamp shade....I called the Wally-Mart and talked to the manager on duty, offered my credit card number so they could charge me and as I suspected he would say, he told me to forget it, that it was his cashiers error and thanked me for being honest~ but truthfully I think he sounded stunned that I had even bothered to call. So my conscience is clear and I have a cute little lamp...all is right with the world.


Beagle said...

Well, that post heading ought to get you some good google hits today! ;-)

Why do you think children arrive as babies? No one would do it if you had to start with a teenager!

You're a good mom. So patient.

(I think I like the idea of those pills!)

From Here To Maternity said...

You know I had the same lamp shade. Nice to know you're an honest gal, and you're scaring me with the teenage angst stuff.

Sitting in Silence said...


Onh...I have to take my hat off to you again...posting everyday....what an effort.....

We have to find you some blogger award or something !


Lori said...

Good for you!!! Now doesn't that make you feel all warm and fuzzy? :-)

Colette said...

Oh good lord...is this what I have to look forward to? Ok...I am looking forward. Right now I am willing to take the bottom lip hitting his knees when he is mad! Hugs to you!

PCOSMama said...

Ah yes, teenagers.... I am actually not too old yet that I can remember being an obnoxious shit. But of course, I was always right! ;)

Kudos to you for your honesty... I wouldn't have been so honest!

Stephanie said...

oh man, I remember being a smart mouth eye rolling teenager myself. I am so suprised my mom never slapped me. I am so scared of how my kids will act. Pay back is hell! :)

Thanks for all your great advice!