How do you survive these years?? My oldest is 14, and the middle one will be 13 in January. Then there is the 11 year old. All boys. Driving me nuts. They have been at each other's throats the past few days. Especially the two older ones.
The middle child is a little instigator of things and definitely has a mind of his own. I always thought girls were the ones with the raging hormones, but my boys have enough right now to put most girls to shame!!! Any advice, except for picking up lots of overtime and letting my husband deal with them?
Sep 25, '02
ummmm...I'd go with the OT.
JK: my youngest just turned 13 yesterday.... I gave him the "You're a man now" speech, we had a short prayer and blessing "ceremony" over him, and welcomed him into the world of adulthood.
I try to always have a way for him to make extra money for those silly playstation games he loves, and I try to get him with that kind of an offer before he can start turning pissante on me, thus subverting the destructive behavior into something constructive and ultimately, self-esteem enhancing.
He weeded and planted my 2 front planters last week, and I paid him $30 (it was WAAAAAAAAAAAAY worth it). The yard looks great, he's flush with dough, he feels great about himself, and I had him outta my hair for a few hours....
But you have 3. Well, there's always OT :chuckle
Last edit by Sleepyeyes on Sep 25, '02