Special Occasion: I’m Old

His face doesn't really look like that.

Well, it’s official. I’m old. My beautiful baby boy is no longer a child. He is now a teenager. EEEEKKKK!!!! That was the sound of my hair instantly turning gray and my entire household being flipped on its ear.

I know how it is to live with teenagers. When I married DH, his children were 16, 15, and 12. Yes, I was an idiot for volunteering to enter a house with 2, almost 3, teenagers. During the years of teen hell, I found my first gray hair. But now it’s MY BABY that’s going to be driving me nuts.

I know the reason behind the crazy teen years. They are developing their own personalities and it takes a lot of mistakes to make it happen. Knowing why doesn’t make it easier.

I can only hope that his teenage years go by without any jail time (for me or him) and no major fissures in his relationships with family.

So, HAPPY BIRTHDAY baby boy. (He’s going to kill me for calling him that.) Please, don’t go nuts with your new “teenager” status. Enough blogging for now, Mom has to go make an appointment for a dye job.

Published in: on February 4, 2011 at 10:38 AM  Leave a Comment  
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Last Week of School

This is the last summer of my son’s childhood. Next summer he will be *gasp* A TEENAGER!!!! (OMG, I’m scared!) So, I need to think of some cool things to do with him.

We could go to the beach. Due to the oil spill, that might not be as fun this year. Last year wasn’t that fun either, come to think of it. There were jellyfish everywhere. My son was running ahead of me, looking for shells, when he noticed something blue. I got to him just in time. He was about to touch the pretty blue jellyfish. I jerked him back, but as I explained what it was, a dog wandered up. Curiosity doesn’t only affect cats. The poor dog started yelping in pain, his owner started yelling for him, and my son starting sobbing.

Okay, so maybe no beach.

Board games, reading, and nature hikes sound pretty good, but will he agree? His temperament is more like a teenager’s every day. Heaven help me! Is there any way to skip the teenage years?

Sorry for the “Mommy mopes.” What are your plans for the summer? (And advice on teenager prevention will be appreciated)

Published in: on May 24, 2010 at 7:00 AM  Comments (7)  
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