it's best that i just retreat...

Friday, January 7, 2011

...cause this is how i feel right now.

an honest post?  we all like honest posts.

whoever said "raising children is like being pecked to death by chickens" 
really knew what they were talking about.

i mean they really knew what they were talking about.

(it might better reflect my feelings this morning, though, to say 
"raising teenagers is like being pecked to death by chickens")

is it wrong that i get a sadistic pleasure from thinking about my kids 
having kids and going through the same feelings as i am right now?

hope your friday is off to a better start than mine.

35 comments:

  1. Oh, and teaching teenagers is like being pecked to death by chickens.

    My mom used to always say after we'd broken/torn up/ruined something of hers, "I can't wait until you have a house of your own! I'm going to come over and break everything!"

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  2. wow girl, i don't know how you do it. i don't have kids, but i have a teenage brother that we keep often. i just cling on to the hope that one day he will appreciate all we do for him. i hope that your day gets better! :)

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  3. It's so true!! My boyfriend's son is 12 and I'll tell you what, every time my mom said "you just wait" makes so much sense to me now.

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  4. Oh Dear Friend... I'm so sorry. I can't even imagine. When I was the study hall monitor at the local high school (HA!!!)... I came home crying every other day. TEENAGERS!!!!!

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  5. wow sounds like you really do need to go to france!

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  6. Gee, I have soo much to look forward too LOL. :)

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  7. i think the teenage years are by far the hardest. you have to just tread water and hope no one sinks..including yourself. the teens are like hormonal time bombs with a major dose of PMS added in. take one day at a time...you'll get a lot of eye rolls, but know that is totally normal. they rarely know what they want from day-to-day or why they are feeling a certain way. you can do it!!!!!! you can do it!!!!!!

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  8. my mom used to have a sign that said "mothers of teenagers know why animals eat their young." ha! she is probably just waiting for me to have kids so she can sit back and enjoy the show...

    hope your day gets better :)

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  9. I had a run in with one of my teenagers today too...sigh!!
    Ashlyn

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  10. but surely just the sight of christian bale brightened your morning a little, didn't it? it did for me. so thanks for that.

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  11. As a mum of four kids, I find that swimming front crawl, really furiously, and then, when fury is spent, breastroke calmly goes some way to restoring the soul!! Seriously! Howling of course is another option! :0 Poor you, hang in...all things pass, eventually. Just make sure you get out of the house for a while - green spaces help. Teenagers make you dig deep for sure. Trouble is with me, when they act the stroppy teen, I totally want to act the stroppy teen right back and have to remind myself who is the grownup! Really hope that you feel calmer soon...xxx

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  12. Okay, your label just really cracked me up though. Not that I'm laughing at your pain but that it so thoroughly summed up everything you said. Hope your day goes a little better!

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  13. what a great introduction to you and your blog and i agree with above...love the label! this made me laugh and feel so relieved. i'm a (new) step-mom and it so good to know that others feel the same way at times! will def be back here, and thanks for swinging by my blog the other day.

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  14. damn. good imagery. pecked to death by chickens is exactly what it's like. and my chicken's feet smell, so it makes it that much worst. I will tell you what you told me. 'hang in there.' xx

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  15. and i meant worse. not worst. geez.

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  16. aaww man. bummer times. my youngest brother just turned 14 and my poor parents are really going through it right now (after coming out of some awful teenage years with my other brother). he's such a little butthead... all. the. time. talk about DRAMATIC. and grumpy. and moody. and constantly on edge. sheesh. i swear, males have their own version of PMS. i'm totally convinced.

    i hope your day gets better!

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  17. Kids, especially teenagers!, can be a handful sometimes. I myself, as a Nanny, have dealt with a pre-teen girl, and there were tough moments!
    You just have to let the bad days come and go.
    "After all, tomorrow, is another day"....

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  18. hoping everything gets calmer soon - maybe over the weekend ;)

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  19. as mom of four, two of which are teenage boys, i LOVE that quote!

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  20. hey little bridge, motherhood is not for the faint of heart is it? You have to have very thick skin. Be strong little buck-a-roo, try not to take anything they say or do personally, they are just as confused and upset and tortured as we are. Their poor little brains...so much going on in them yet they seem so vacant! Love you :)

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  21. I don't have any kids of any age, let alone teenagers. But I teach teenagers. Makes me not want to have teenagers.

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  22. Bridget- You are not alone!! My kids are playing the Wii, because I'm out of energy and patience.

    Hope your weekend is a good one, and that things 'look up' from today!

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  23. Gracious! I hope your day got much better and I hope you have an even better weekend friend!
    Don't stress and take a few seconds to yourself and just breathe.
    It will all get better.
    Xoxo

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  24. i just like that your label is pissed. love you sister. and you will only get stronger and better at this whole parenting thing!!!

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  25. Hey! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Where did you find it at? Your blog looks fabulous! Happy new year! And yes- I'm sure raising kids is the hardest job in the world!!!!

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  26. I think about the day when Emma becomes a teen every single day. I was a difficult teen myself, always wanted to be alone and had my gypsy kind of thoughts... I can only wish God gives me the patient to put up with whatever comes.

    I hope you feel better today and pray they will learn you are their friend.

    Big hugs to you!
    xx

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  27. aw I can't even imagine. I'm sure there are days that make these bad ones all worth it... hoping one of those comes your way soon :)

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  28. Haha oh yes... I was about to say the exact same thing Elizabeth said in the first comment. I don't have my own kids yet, but I sure have a classroom full of 'em... some days are less (less, much less) than stellar. :)

    http://betterthanamilkmustache.blogspot.com/

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  29. P.S. Christian Bale?! I had the biggest crush on him for YEARS! Ever since Newsies.

    I'm over it now. But still. :)

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  30. Oh bummer. Hope your weekend is going better! xo

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  31. Oh no! Sending positive thoughts your way!!

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  32. I love him hahha. He's so silly

    Thanks for sharing the post. Lovely!
    toppedoffwitharedhat.blogspot.com
    Visit my blog and follow. I'll do the same in return.
    xoxo, A

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  33. LOL - I'm almost done raising teens, 5th boy is 17 and my smile keeps getting bigger and bigger ;) I get it. I understand. You will survive. Love your blog, first time commenting.

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