Monday, April 13, 2009

The Joys of Parenting Teens...

...would explain how I can simultaneously be incredibly proud of my two girls for their recent accomplishments and yet want to stand on a table and scream at them for some especially boneheaded and irresponsible choices.

Seriously...well done, congratulations!!

and...

WHAT in the bloody hell were you thinking?!

24 comments:

Cocotte said...

Yes, they are wack! There's not much else to say.

furiousBall said...

my little ones are going to kill me when they hit the teens i'm pretty sure

Craver Vii said...

Congrats to the gals.

Don't be silly, Lime. We must never stand on a table to scream at our kids. It is much safer to use a non-swivel chair.

I must remember that when I tell my kids about bonehead choices in my own past, that I complete the story by telling them about the consequences or how things could be better today if I made better choices instead.

RennyBA said...

Congrats - better late than never :-)

Cooper said...

and people wonder why we age so rapidly during our kids teenage years...

Kat said...

Hahaha!
So I should expect many more gray hairs in the next 10 years? Damn.

mssolitaire said...

LOL.... ah yes, the joys of parenting! :D

Hang in there!

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

Isnt that an Oxymoron anyhow..

the JOYS of Teens? LOL

Fred said...

I can only imagine. With my three, there have been plenty of those moments.

G-Man said...

((((HUGS))))

Mona said...

are you fearking out because they got engaged like Galen's daughter?

~Tim said...

You presume that thinking was involved at all.

Desmond Jones said...

Been there, done that. . .

Goes with the territory. . .

;)

bookbinder said...

Get used to it.

truckdriver_sefl said...

Oh girlfriend! Been there done that!

Beach Bum said...

I'm developing my talent to tune out the world even further because of my son turning 13. That and buying rolls of cheap bubble rap for the therapeutic valve popping the little bubbles one by one. Its got a Zen quality.

Cheesy said...

Ha!!

S said...

Uh oh, they got drunk to celebrate?

Orrrr something like that?

Congratulations, girls, now behave!

Jocelyn said...

I'm pretty sure they'll grow out of one of those sets of behaviors.

Woe to Adult Boneheads. Praise to Adult Achievers.

Hey, this post made me think of you:

http://midlifejobhunter.blogspot.com/

musing said...

Once, all four of my kids were in their teens. That lasted about six months till the oldest turned twenty. Good times. Good times.

(found you thru FADKOG)

Moannie said...

It is going to get better...yeah, right!

Shadow said...

ha ha! that's what kiddidoo's do.

Hilary said...

You are SO not alone.. but it does improve. :)

Jazz said...

Ah, the paradox!