Saturday, July 30, 2011

Dear Thirteen,

Dear Thirteen,


If I did not love you so much, I would disown you.  


Should I stop there?  Or continue?  


Thank you so much for your constant sass, your eye rolls, your cutting remarks, your continual negative spewing and your disrespect.  Why is it that you are trying to get under my skin one minute, then, poof, you are a mature loving being the next?  How do I survive you and your friends (years to come) without letting you under my skin?


Thank you, too, for my new favorite thirteen behavior.  Entitlement.  Your words to not profess entitlement, but your thinking and opinions do and it makes me bite back the age old sayings on the tip of my tongue such as  "There are too many people in this world without food on the table..."  "Most people in this world don't live in fancy houses like ours..."


Sweetheart, we love you.  I would do anything for you.  But stop acting your age!


Love and hugs,


Mom

2 comments:

josiennas1 said...

Lol,I'm 13 myself & I still think that's cute, haha!

carol said...

this put into perspective my soon to be 16 yr old...it's been a rough couple years since my marriage ended and knowing that this behaviour is normal and others are dealing with it too has helped me...thanks for the laugh, much needed today indeed :)