Teenagers and a Tired Mom

Our kittens have arrived at the stinker stage (kitten teen years) in which I am being awakened in the wee hours of the morning being bitten by a cat trying to play.  Then the other one is climbing curtains and knocking over plants.  Then they’re fighting over toys, of which we have one million and three but they both want the very same one.

My eldest complains about work every time she’s finishes a shift.  I told her to assume that we know she hates work and the reaction was pure disbelief that I would say such a thing.

My middle, who just graduated from high school and is planning to work, is in deep anxiety about filling out her first job application and about the fact that she’ll be able to vote this coming November.

My son is in the middle of driver ed and will need mountains of patience as I supervise his practice time.

Back in May, everyone was asking me what I was going to do with all of my extra time now that I was finished with home school.

I don’t think I need to pursue that line of thought any further.

I’ve complained, so now it’s time to focus on positives.

My eldest is finishing work and heading back to college in a week and a half.  Drama will decrease.

My middle child will just need things to be cut up into small bites.  We’ll need to download the issues and people being voted on and help her research the candidates so she can have all of her decisions made in her own timing and before entering the voting booth.  She’ll need me to go over the job application with her and help with any questions she has.

My son is coming along decently with driving.  He’ll just need positive reinforcement.

I need to get back to sewing, which is relaxing to me and also produces useful things.  That will help me to stay in the mind set I need.

My cat has started to come cuddle with me when DH and I go up to bed.  It’s nice to have her purring on me while I fall asleep.  DH’s cat is cuddling with him more, too.

I only have one curriculum night to attend this year, and only two after that.  (I really dislike curriculum night.)

This is the last driver ed.

My kids are old enough that I can leave the house when I need some peace and quiet.  That’s been tough recently as DD1 has my car for work 35 hours a week, but work ends soon.

Summer appointments will be finished soon.

People will be turning their sprinklers off in a month or so and I’ll have decent shower pressure again.

Hobby Lobby has Christmas decorations out again.

Life is good.  I just need to remind myself of the positives now and then.



About homereferee

I'm a stay at home mom who sometimes feels more like a tape recorder yelling, "Get apart!".
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