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Creative Parenting

I’ve let depression and anxiety take the best parts of me away for far too long. I’m coming back!

I’m literally sick and tired of one of my sons thinking that he can say one thing and then when someone calls him on it he can say, “oh no I said this”. It’s frustrating because it’s like “damnit I know what I heard!”

It’s even more frustrating when you’re trying to keep your cool because he knows that his dad knows that you loose your cool and yell and if he can pair you as hysterical then dad will automatically be on his side, so your just like “please stop talking and go do your homework”…shouldn’t it just stop there?

Yeah no it doesn’t he has to keep talking and when you say, “stop talking this why arguments start because you can’t just stop and I have to get louder than you, so just shut up and go do your damn homework.”

Yep there it is I finally lost my cool now your father will think its all my fault because I yelled at you, not realizing that I’m the thing was going on two whole minutes and I finally had enough of the disrespectful mouthy teenager who can’t accept that I don’t accept excuses.

So here is my creative parenting moment.

“When we have to have the last word in the conversation regardless of how wrong we are, we are the escalator bringing all parties to the argument, willingly or unwillingly.” —Me

I’m not sure what happened…

Just like that they’re both at work.

Young men starting their lives.

I’m alone.

Missing them.

Excited for them.

Proud of them.

Their very presence missed.

I’m not sure how this happened or why I encouraged it, but it’s here.

I miss them.

I wonder if they know.

I love them.

I am proud of them.

I love them.

I hope they know.

I can’t believe this day has come.

I prayed to give them these opportunities in life.

I’m pleased that we’ve made it this far.

I am sad to let them go though. My life changes every time theirs does.

This new season of life is here quicker than I thought it would be.

I miss them.

I wonder if they know?