"A"~ 'Wes when do you have time to sit down to go over this stuff? I need your help to do this.'
"Wes"~ 'Help with what? What are you talking about?'
"A"~ 'OH MY GOD MOM THIS IS JUST WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT I DON'T WANT TO DO THIS I JUST WANT TO LEAVE AND MOVE AWAY!!!'
"Mom"~ 'A we talked about this, tell him what you are talking about.'
"A"~ 'HE KNOWS WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT!!YOU TOLD HIM THIS WEEKEND!! THIS IS STUPID! I AM NOT STUPID!!'
"Mom"~ 'Are you done? Did you get it all out? Now you need to try again, no running to your room and hiding. We, all three of us, want this for you, quit being the road block. Knock it off. First you need to go over and say I'm sorry I got upset Wes, then you need to say we have a March first deadline for housing at the college and I need your help.'....
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needless to say, she never apologized for her little temper tantrum. we went online and looked at housing, my little princess thinks she can get a 'suite' room with a private bathroom. those are for scholarship students. then she was looking at apartments, which are for graduate students and those with families. I tried to tell her it was the dorms and she pitched another little fit.
"A"~'MOM I CAN'T LIVE LIKE THAT!! I NEED MY OWN BATHROOM. THIS IS STUPID I CAN'T LIVE WITH ALL THESE PEOPLE, HOW AM I GOING TO GET MY HOMEWORK DONE!!'
"Mom"~ 'A it is called communal living. where do you expect to stay, on the streets?'
"A"~ 'I DON'T KNOW MA, THAT'S WHY I ASKED YOU GUYS FOR HELP I DON'T KNOW WHAT I AM DOING!! I CAN'T EVEN FIND WHERE I NEED TO PAY ON THIS STUPID WEBSITE. THIS IS STUPID!!
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two of my favorite and most used prayers, they have gotten me out of sticky situations...
'God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference...'
'Lord please put your arms around my shoulders, and your hands over my mouth...'
So by the end of the evening we managed to get the 'house rules' printed off, i suggested to my little girl to read over all the by-laws. she is slowly coming to realize that dorm living will be her best bet. she even had the nerve to say this wasn't about what i wanted this was her college experience. that was when i was trying to lighten the mood and tell her dorm living would be an adventure.
i need my breathing exercises now. i may do some jumping jacks and lunges as we are going to be snowed in today. luckily i already dropped 'A' off at school, maybe they will keep her for a bit. my poor Wes is at his wits end, he feels like a purse and punching bag, all she wants him around for is when she needs money. She just can't bring herself to have some humility, I guess that is a lot to ask of a teenager. So I will call the therapist, the recruiter, and then we will try again.
thank god she knows what college she wants to go to!!!
today's thought; 'If you're never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take any chances.'- Julia Sorrel