Thursday, August 31, 2006

How to survive the teenage years?

This isnt a 'how to' entry. I have no idea how I'm going to survive the next 5-6 years. My teen isnt half as horrible as some of her least not that I can see...but how is she when she's not at home? Yesterday, she comes home with 3..count 'em..3 teenage boys and they all want to come in and watch a movie. I'm not ready for boys! I let them all in as it seems smart to at least keep 'em where I can see 'em. She talks to boys on msn all the time and they are constantly phoning too. When I was her age, I had very few 'girl' friends as I got along better being one of the of the guys was also my boyfriend. I am not ready to accept that my little girl has a boyfriend. I hope she is smarter than I was and has a helluva lot more respect for herself than most kids these days. The sad part, this is only the beginning with her, and then I get to turn around and do it all over again, twice. Arrrrggghhh!!!


Jay said...

Scary ehh? The Grand, as I have said, is really quite a little boy for 12 3/4 and yet. . . the knees and elbows have thickened up this summer and if he stood up straight you could see his now broad shoulders.
Today we were talking about part time jobs because he said - "in three years I can get my licence"- almost took my breathe away when he said that!

Anyway when I suggested getting his lifesaving because working at a pool was a good job he asked why and didn't flinch when Grandad said "because you get to see the girls in their bathing suits "- a few months ago that would have got us groans and guffaws!

I agree that keeping them in sight is a better idea not that it will last long but still it can't hurt.
Never trust ANYONE to care as much as you do about your kid. I did and as much as I love the Grand well you know the story ;o)

Jenny said...

Oh girl, I don't envy you one bit. I'm sweating it out big time worrying about when mine hit that age. Scary stuff!