When having kids, people make it a point to give you all the grueling details of what its going to be like having a new baby in the house. Sleepless nights, dirty diapers, bottle making, expenses, basically your life is now over.
However, what I fail to recall anyone telling me about was teenagers. I feel current parents purposefully leave this stage of childhood out, because people probably would never procreate!
I can deal with a cute, innocent, babbling baby’s drama, BUT these teenagers…lets just say I’m on the borderline of catching a charge!
I have a 14 year old who is making me question “Why did I have FOUR kids” on a daily basis!
It amazes me how my cute, sweet, dancing little baby, transformed into an angry, mean, know-it-all, “I don’t care”, begging, ungrateful, impossible, self-centered, selfish, lazy….person.
Not only that, I swear my son turned 14 and he instantly became a GENUIS and I, THE DUMMY, IDIOT, MORON, DUNCE…..and the list goes on!
“4 More Years” is my new mantra! I tell my kids when they graduate from high school, living with me is NOT AN OPTION! College is their only option if they want my support. If they choose another route, I am totally for that too, just as long as they realize, THEY CAN NOT LIVE WITH ME!!!!
My oldest has ADHD in the WORST WAY, and to add some sugar and spice and everything nice…ROARING TESTOSTERONE!!! Let’s just say;
- His attitude bites BLEEP
- His 8th grade education triumphs my college degreeS
- He NEVER I repeat NEVER does ANYTHING WRONG! “What did I do?”
- Again, I’m CRAZY, STUPID, MEAN, and I’m sure he’s mumbled..”PAIN IN THE…
I know that just because they leave the nest the job of mom is not complete, but at least I will get a break, because I also am painfully aware I have 3 more teenagers to raise!