Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Teenagers are hazardous to your health.

This is my oldest. My first born ball of sweetness and bull-headedness all wrapped up in one. She's fighting with her boyfriend tonight and she won't talk to me. I hate that. She thinks I don't get it. She thinks I was born 36. Maybe she's right but, I distinctly remember being a teenager...really!

I guess I'll just go read my textbooks and wait until she's ready to talk. Hmph!


Andy Egizi, Program Coordinator said...

It's interesting how many of the blog posts and comments (in the group) involve children at the various stages of their lives. Sometimes (meaning most of the time) I think schools forget that being a student is just one aspect of a person's life and that, for adult students, it might be 3 or 4 notches down the list of priorities. I think this has always been obvious to me, maybe because I began my career working in community colleges, but it's intriguing that it's a major theme so far - a chance for me to learn more.

Raisa said...

Hey there! I'm a little older than a teenager (almost 23 - end of Sept.) but I feel like my ma doesn't understand about my boy troubles either (then or now). Perhaps the trouble is that they're boys, when out-of-place hair strands make the worst days of their lives. As long as he didn't call her fat (or as long as she didn't put that word in his mouth), boyfriend troubles are just a stepping stone to training her to be more tolerant of childish arguments, which will most likely follow all relationships. Anyway, good luck with that one!

I look forward to blogging with you. I'm not much of a blog-head like you mentioned you are, so I haven't familiarized myself with the terminology yet.... Blog you later.

Jsgirl said...

Oh, don't I see myself in your daughter when I was a teenager spatting with my ex-boyfriends. And now as an adult, I'm so seeing this with my daughter as well. Not so much with boyfriends, but with friends in general. It is a part of life that they'll have to experience no matter how much it hurts us parents to see them this way. I'm sure that your daughter will see her way back to her mommy as soon as the storm blows over with her bf. Everything will be alright and the two of you will be best buddies in no time.....until the wind blows in her direction again. Peace & blessings!!!

The Girl Kind of Shawn said...

Andy - That is why I love about the UIS online program. I can write a paper or read a lecture when the kids are out or if the baby is taking a nap. I can wait until they are all in bed and do my work at midnight, if I want to. It's a great way for me to continue my education without the hassles of finding a sitter or scheduling classes around the kids' schedules.

Raisa - It is sometimes hard for me to give her advice without being in mom mode. I know so much more now than I did as a teen and I my first inclination is to try and keep her from making the mistakes I did. But, I guess we all have to live and learn, right? Some days, I just want to do it for her.

Jsgirl - Yep, we talked and everythign was great, and now we are back to silent mode. It's a cycle that most likely won't end until she's in her thirties. Good luck to you when your daughter starts dating...it's rough! ;)