Location: Colorado, United States

I'm just me: wife to Mike for 9 years, mom to three great kids I can hug and kiss every day and one babe I can't wait to hold in my arms again one day soon. I'm always looking to improve my faith life and be a better wife and mother.

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Monday, September 08, 2008

parenting teens

I have my moments when I feel like I can actually do this parenting thing with a little bit of grace. Today though is NOT one of those days.

Haley is at school, since it is Monday after all. But first thing this morning she asked me to pick her up early. Again. She did this all last week too. She changed schools when we bought this house the end of the last school year. I asked HER to decide where she wanted to go to high school, the scary school that all her friends from preschool through middle school would be going, or this really good high school a mile from home. Scary school is about 3 miles away, and gas is expensive. Haley chose to go to the good school by the one forced her to make that choice. We of course WANTED her to chose it, but we also want a happy teenage daughter. We know her moods and how life is when she's NOT happy.

Well, the second week of school during PE she ended up with shin splints...and I stupidly took pity on her and let her stay home from school for 2 days. I guess that was my undoing as she now HATES school, has NO friends at all, and basically has told me more than once that she is only at this school for ME, is only going to make ME happy, and I am quite lucky that she's not ditching all her classes.

Well, excuse ME for being your MOTHER. And for caring about YOUR future. I guess if you really want to just go ahead and screw up your entire life, then skip all the classes you want. Hell, why not go start doing drugs or drinking or getting pregnant too. If you are that sure that getting a good education is NOT important anymore, then go ahead and be your own mother too.

These are the kinds of days that I just want to quit this whole motherhood gig.


posted by Kerry @ 11:59 AM  


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