Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Growing Pains

Poor Ian, he's right in the throes of teenagerhood (yes, that's a real word, even if it's not an "official" word). I feel like all we do is yell at him. Even if it starts off innocently enough, it ends up with us yelling at him. It would help if he would lose the 'tude. I don't understand, he's a smart kid. If he would just ACT like he's paying attention it wouldn't be so bad for him. I love him, but sometimes I feel like everything we're doing with him is wrong. I'm afraid we're going to mold him into some weird serial killer or a bizarre fetishist (yes, that's my word too) because he's afraid to do anything at all at home for fear of getting yelled at. This is supposed to be his time to learn how to be a man, right? I don't know. I just don't know. He just keeps getting in trouble for his attitude which gets privileges taken away, so I feel like he never gets to do anything. But if he'd just do what he's supposed to, he'd be able to get out and do more. I don't know. I just hope we're doing it right. I guess you don't find out until they're grown, huh?

6 comments:

Hannah said...

The worst of the worst years are coming but if anyone can make it work, it is you and J.

Aunt Maggie said...

It's times like these I HATE being a parent! I think the kid will be scarred for life. Then I get mad they aren't doing what they are supposed to do. I made up a chore list for the boys and when I feel they're not following what needs to be done, before I lose my cool, I say, "You'd better check that chore list!" and then I at least feel like they got a "warning". Then if not, consequences occur.

pops said...

Ask you mother about teenagers with attitude. I think it runs in the family.

Hannah said...

Hey, you talking 'bout my man?!! Yeah, you're talking 'bout my man. hehe

Dorkamus said...

Don't worry about it. Just look how great all of your siblins turned out. Wait a minute bad example. Never mind , forget I said that. so yeh bye.

H1 said...

Why do I feel like I'm regressing back to childhood? Ha ha. Been there, done that. I wish I could give you some advice on this one.