Thursday, October 25, 2012

It is entirely possible I won't survive adolescence

9.11.12

Or, I guess I should say, It is entirely possible I won't survive Kaishon going through adolescence.
 
Oh. My. Goodness.
 
I call my mom almost every morning and say, there is no way I was like this, is there?
 
She says yes.
 
I think she just forgot how angelic I was.
She must be thinking of my sister or brother because there is just no way I was ever like this...
 
Hope you have a wonderful day that is free of any adolescent issues ; ).
 

21 comments:

Tamar SB said...

Hang in there! You'll hopefully both be stronger for having gone through it, since you are one amazing person today!

Tracy P. said...

Ha, girlie, there is no longer such a thing as a day free of any adolescent issues--x2!! Luckily (or sadly, depending on how you look at it) their adolescent humor is right on my level and cracks me up just when I'm contemplating turning them out on the street.

Colleen said...

Oh I'm laughing at your wording but I do feel for you! But I know you'll do so great, he's lucky to have a mom like you!!:)

Maggie May said...

I love it! You will survive. You'll adapt as you go along...... :-)
Maggie X

Nuts in May

M said...

Can you believe there are actually people who enjoy teaching this age group??? My daughter manages 36 per class in 5 classes of 7th and 8th graders all day! I will take 5 and 6 year olds please :)

Enjoy it while it lasts...you will miss it when it's over- serioulsy :)

Roger Owen Green said...

I can't wait! My daughter's eight and a half...

LceeL said...

We maneuvered three sons through adolescence. I suppose the hard part was keeping them interested and communicative. As parents, we realized we had to give up control over the whole "every minute of every day" thing we'd always had. We had to learn to trust them to make good decisions - which they didn't ALWAYS do, but did often enough to keep them out of jail.

We found that keeping them involved in things the REALLY liked (computers, science, cars, tools, etc.) helped.

Formerly known as Frau said...

Hang in there...this soon will pass! ((hugs))

*Jess* said...

Give me babies, toddlers, and preschoolers all day long! But I want to ship my 10 year old off to boarding school. And I know it will get worse!

Skeller said...

haHAHAha. heh. Hang in there, Becky! It's hard (ask me how I know!?!?!). Oh, and I've asked my mom the same thing. She insists *I* did NOT go thru this.

photowannabe said...

Ah...13 and the hormones going splat all over the place.
I do faintly remember those days.
hang in there Becky. This too shall pass.
Bathe each day and that wonderful son in prayer. God loves him and you too.
Love you
Sue

April said...

Girl...I feel your pain! Abby just turned 16 and suddenly, she knows everything and I don't know squat! Amazing, huh? Having lived through it once already, I can promise you that you will survive!

Christina said...

You post made me laugh because you are such a witty woman, but I am so sorry the days are hard.
I'm with you...I know I wasn't such a stinker as my kids are. Sometimes I think that the kids my brother was supposed to end up with (he isn't married and has no kids), I ended up with! :P
And they are still a couple of years away from the adolescent stage...sigh.

Dina Lettre said...

I am not looking forward to it! :)

Gigi said...

How old is Kaish? 12-13? If I recall correctly between the ages of about 11-14 were the worst for me. And I never wondered if *I* would make it through; I always figured *he* wouldn't make it through. But we both did....and you will too. Hugs.

Anita Johnson said...

Like everyone else has said, hang in there...pick your battles and it will pass!

BerryMorins Bits & Tips said...

You'll survive and will be wiser for it!
Signed by mom of a 20 year old son

SarahinSC said...

My day has been full of adolescence issues too. It's tough! We'll hopefully look back on this in about ten years and laugh, right????!!!

Martha Kasper said...

You will both survive Becky! I agree with the comment above that says you have to give up "some control". They grow, things changes, we have to set them free a bit. Choose battles, and above all don't take things personally!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Oh, I promise, you were never like that. Oh, wait...what is 'that'???
Hey wait, I remember now...it wasn't that long ago for me either. YOU will survive. I know it!
xo

Becca said...

Oh sweet friend, praying for you to not only survive it, but thrive :-)