As a mom to 2 teens and a tween (all girls), I am just wondering if everyone’s life is like this??
My husband has already left for work. As I lie awake at 6:30, I hear the shower, then I hear it again. Even if I heard it last night, you are NEVER too clean for high school and heaven forbid if your hair did not turn out right. I don’t step foot out of the room until 10 minutes before the bus comes; I have learned that it only serves one purpose to talk to a teen in the morning: if you would like an eyebrow scrunch with the ‘WOW’ look or just to be ignored.
They leave at 7:30, just barely making it on the bus. Then my 11 year-old wakes up smiling and happy, until she finds out the weather has changed and she can’t wear the outfit she had chosen last night. Oh, man, look out. Now we have to get a new outfit picked, breakfast eaten, lunch made and out the door in less than an hour. I am also getting ready to go, as I work 2 days a week.
Skip to 10:45: high school lunch break, I have already received 10 text msgs, of which I have only replied to two beacuse it takes me so bloody long to type on my stupid cell phone and – oh ya – because I write in complete sentences!
I need a ride after school
Can I go here with so and so, [do I remember that name?]
I have joined this or that team, I need $50.00.
By the time I have gone to the school to pick them up at 4:00, both are texting others and I get no "thanks mom, for picking me up".
Supper is blur, #1 daughter has a job, to which I have to drive her, because you can’t drive alone until you are 17. GREAT. I need another job just to cover fuel costs to drive my kids to their jobs.
Between, facebook, MSN, and homework, my alotted time on the computer seems to be at about 4am.
So now I am wondering, am I alone in this???
Thanks for listening….
Julie is an urbanmoms.ca member an mom to 3 girls (2 teenagers and one ‘tween’). Please share your thoughts on her story in comments, below (come on, don’t be shy – everyone LOVES to get comments!).
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