No need to panic, I’m not actually creating theme days for my postings.
Although panic does rhyme with manic and I’ve been know to pen a poem or two, I’m not in the mood for poetry these days. Lucky for you.
I wondered if “manic” was the correct word for my Monday so I checked to be sure and the synonyms at dictionary.com included frenzied, agitated, and frantic so yes, my word choice does, unfortunately, fit.
I’ve had a very, very Weary Weekend. Teenagers who can’t seem to follow simple directions and/or rules especially when I know these facts…
•They are smart enough
•They are good enough
•They are not hearing-impaired
I know their brains are not fully formed. I know this is a test of my stamina and fortitude. I know that many of you have lived through it and come out on the other side…and you are my inspiration and my heroes.
I also know for those of you not at this season, there is no reason for me to tell you sordid stories that would curl your hair and create stress at what may lie ahead.
Instead, I just take this moment to vent. And thank you for listening and offering support through comments and private emails. Some day, when the teens have left the nest, I’m sure I’ll share the details. Maybe even with pictures.
Yes, however shallow or petty that may seem, it keeps me going because I do need other women to tell me I’m not crazy, unreasonable and there is a life to look forward to after teens.
One other reason for my Manic Monday is that I am in the midst of planning an semi-impromptu birthday trip for my darling twin daughters who will turn 17 in a few weeks.
I’ll reveal where we’re going on Wednesday so half of you can laugh that I’m a nerd and the other half will wish you were meeting us there. 🙂
Until Wednesday…thank you for listening.