A big family, a reading addiction, and the occasional celebrity scandal are the ingredients of life that create one woman's opinion on just about everything.

Monday, October 15, 2007

So Sue Me...

It's immature. It's childish. It's silly. But I hate everybody and everything today. EVERY thing.

I thought writing it down might help. It didn't. Everything is bugging me and I don't feel like being nice. Maybe I better call GG before he heads for home. He might want to take a detour.

No, nothing horrible happened. At least nothing BIG. Just a bunch of little annoying stuff that makes me want to sock someone or something.

BTW, the cake topper this afternoon was Shmoo blowing in from school. You know the place he DROVE to in MY car today? Which left me home for several hours without a vehicle? Yes, he's all kinds of ticked off with me because I won't let GF #1's BFF drive them all to Knotts Scary Farm tomorrow night, a school night, from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Aren't I just a bitch? The kid may not live to see his graduation.

Yes, he's a senior, but he's only 17. I don't know the GF #1's BFF AT ALL or what sort of piece of crap car she drives. So I said "No". He left the house for work vowing to talk to his Dad as if that's going to change everything. I offered all sorts of compromises and he wouldn't have any of it. Little brat.

But like I said that was just the last straw today. You know Monday? My day of peace and quiet and book reading? Well, not today.

It's only 3:50 in the afternoon right now. I think I'll go shopping.

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Blogger nath said...

hmm, seems like you're having a bad day... I hope it got better. and I agree with you about Schmoo... although I'm not a mother, I wouldn't have let him either. He's still underage, even at 17.

4:43 PM PDT  
Blogger Dev said...

Hope you're day has gotten better. I totally agree with you about Schmoo. It's one thing if you know the BFF and how/what she drives ~ but I wouldn't let my kid get into the car with a stranger. PLUS, it's a school night (unless he's still on Fall break?)

4:46 PM PDT  
Blogger Lori said...

Why, oh why, do our kids think that their parents never talk to each other? Like if he talks to GG, you two don't speak to each other? WTF? I HATE it when my kids do that! It only makes their lives more miserable. *rolling eyes*

I had one of those days, too, Rosie. Somehow over the weekend, the web site turned into Christine. We have the self-corrupting web site. Arrrrrrgh!

Hope tomorrow is better for you! Hugs.

6:05 PM PDT  
Blogger Becky said...

I don't blame you for feeling that way, Rosie. It's hard sticking to your guns as a parent, but you do a good job of it. Way to go!

I heard a story once about something very similar happening, and the kid threw a fit, but stayed home. That night the others got in a head on crash. He likely would have been in that crash. Kids need to realize that God gave them parents to see things for them with well-seasoned adult eyes. Someday when he's a parent, he'll thank you.

Shopping helps. So does a little stop off at Barnes & Noble. ;0)

7:14 PM PDT  
Blogger Rosie said...

Nath, Beanie keeps telling me, "See Mom I was easy compared to Shmoo." I'm beginning to believe it.

Dev, he rolls his eyes and thinks I'm being over protective which is why he thinks his Dad might let him go. I already had a convo with GG about it and we have our strategy planned. :)

Lori, Shmoo is a pro when it comes to going back and forth. Even though we are on to him, AND he's gotten into hot water doing it. He likes to throw the other parent angle in your face trying to stir things up and press your buttons. I consider the encounter a success because I said "no" didn't continue defending myself, DIDN'T BEAT HIM, and didn't scream like a fishwife either. :P

Man, I'm sorry to hear you had a bad day too. Is it the LET'S GAB website that's wonky? I hadn't noticed anything. Hope your week gets better.

Becky, you know it's easier to stick to your guns when their health and well being are at risk. I have to admit though it is hard for me when my kids are truly angry at me, even when I know I've done the right thing. Not so much for GG. Maybe it's a Mom thing. I don't know. I just know that GG's usually very centered and convicted about our parenting choices and I agonize about alienating the boys.

From your lips to God's ears that they both understand and accept the choices we made and are grateful.

8:25 PM PDT  
Blogger nath said...

Poor Rosie :D you know, I think it often happens that one of the children is easier as a teenager than the other... Happened to me and my sis too. Of course, I was the easy one :P But doesn't it suck for a parent? You think that you have it all figure out and you'll be able to handle it better and wham, your second teenager turns out to be much more difficult than the first one :P

4:32 AM PDT  
Blogger CindyS said...

The good news is that you and GG do talk to each other and have a way of dealing. My best friend *used* to undermine her husband way too much and I used to call her on it. She is better now and if she hears even a remote tone of disrepect towards the father she goes nuclear (not in a bad way but in a way that let's the kids know they went too far).

You also gave him compromises and he flat out said no? Then he really made his own decision ;)

Doesn't Schmoo know about 'peace and love' Mondays? It's time to fill him in ;)


10:48 AM PDT  
Blogger Sam said...

Oh my! I didn't let my son take the car Sunday - and you'd have thought I'd grounded him for Weeks. Honestly. Kids!

12:41 PM PDT  
Blogger Jodi_Lee said...

All I am going to say is I adore you (don't kill me.) heehee

3:28 PM PDT  
Blogger Wendy said...

Setting aside the fact that you don't know the girl driving - he had the nerve to ask if he could stay out until 1AM on a school night? Eeep! Kids these days. I never would have had the nerve to even ASK my parents such a thing....but then I was a pretty dull kid.

4:48 PM PDT  
Blogger Rosie said...

Nath, I told Shmoo to be careful of the mother's curse. You know the one where you tell your kids they are going to be blessed with a child just like them? Shmoo has a BIG surprise coming. ;-)

Cindy, we've had the Monday is "Mom's Day" speech. With my kids that's like giving them the green light to drive you nuts.

Sam, misery so lurves company! :-)

Jodi, I don't know what I did to get it, but golly gee chickadee thanks!

Wendy, mucho grande cojones don't you think? Yeah I'd never have the nerve to ask my parents either. He was in a real snit for 24 hours. He seems to be over it now. Halleluia!

6:25 PM PDT  
Blogger Daphne said...

Sorry I'm late on this.. but I totally understand and we don't mind. Vent all you want.

I wouldn't have let Schmoo's GF's #1 BFF take the car either. Hah! Kids these days. And seriously... Knotts Scary Farm is not the safest place I would even let someone borrow my car. I swear that place is like gang territory.

8:52 AM PDT  

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