Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Get Out of Me House!

I love teenagers. I really do. I have them. I write for them. I've even mentored them. I love their sweet vulnerable insecurities. I love their blustering and posturing. I even love the way they change their minds about things depending on the set of circumstances they find themselves in.

I do not like the way my own particular set of teens expects me to rescue and save them from everything. "Mom, I left my makeup at my best friend's house, get dressed at 5:30 am and run over and get it!" "Mom, I have to be there in fifteen minutes and I know I forgot to put it on the calendar or tell you, but I have to or I'm off the team and I need a fifty dollar check, too!" Or my personal favorite, "Mom, my teacher hates me. Go beat him up!"

I know, I know. I've read the books. It just seems like independence is two steps forward and five steps backwards, right over the top of me. I am ready for empty nest syndrome. Of course, I'll probably bawl like a baby, but right now, it's looking pretty good. I'll probably never leave the house again!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good, you are not talking about me in any of those. : )

Lexi said...

Now, see. I RUSHED right over here to see if you mentioned your secret and I get a big fat nothing. Oh, you are certainly driving me crazy!

Jim D said...

Empty nest is pretty darn good....we had it for a bit with 2 away at college and 3rd in own apt. It didn't last long, but will come again. Sure, we love them, but (I repeat without tears -- mine or my wife's) Empty Nest is GOOD

Jim

Barrie said...

Teri, with two teens in my house, I can definitely relate to what you're saying!

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