Ramblings of a busy woman

March 6, 2009 friday 5

I’m writing and working on a title for today’s post, it might wind up being a huge rambling. I feel my thoughts going in a million directions.
My son has recently been mentioning more and more how he wishes he were taller, not he’s not the smallest 11 year old you’ve ever seen, but he is one of the shortest in his class. It bothers him, he has tall friends and friends nearer his size, but he’d prefer to be tall. Kevin, my husband is only 5’8″, 4 inches taller than me, so I’m good with that. Nick has been projected to be @ the same as his dad. It’s heartbreaking to hear him mention it so much.
My daughters are official members of the National Honor Society. I feel proud certainly, I know they work hard. I, admittedly a fun girl slacker in HS, was never granted such an honor. Looking back as I have recently, my parents were not pushers, they sort of just let me be. Maybe we push the kids, maybe they are more driven alone, hard to say.
I’ve been feeling unappreciated by the children lately, mostly the girls. They enjoy lots of perks of having a mom who is home and and not employed out of the home. That stay at home mom thing is an oxymoron, because I’m never at home…LOL. Well I am, but lazing in the lap of luxury with a box of bon bons is a myth. My lazy ungrateful(didn’t I just say how great they are…ha) teens don’t do their own laundry, I do it. They hardly pick up their room, I rant until they do it. They appear lost and untrained in bathroom clean up protocol, again, I harp(ugh) and yell and it gets done, or I resort to cleaning it myself, my lord a guest might actually have to use it! Today I have to paint t-shirts for a club convention this weekend because they didn’t have time…………ugh, please girls! I don’t have a plan for improving this situation really, but I feel better talking about it.
Joy!!! The tree trimmers are in my yard as I type! It’s going to look so much better!

It’s friday, so short thankful list:
1. Dad saw his urologist this week, no new growth, things are looking good!
2. My husband keeps me sane and in fresh coffee.
3. My friends make me laugh, and smile and sometimes cry, and they are cheaper than real therapy.

5 Responses to “Ramblings of a busy woman”

  1. sheila

    Congrats to your lovely daughters! As for your son, I’ll tell ya, my son is in the same boat. It’s VERY frustrating. To make matters worse, he skipped a grade and is 14 and in high school. There’s a few boys his height but not many. Sometimes he crys at night because he’s not growing and he has minor ‘love handles’. It’s very sad.

    All I can tell him is that he WILL eventually grow. I just wish the spurt would kick in already.

  2. Denise K.

    I guess there are more of us out there than we realize! Our son is also small for his age, and it bothers him tremendously as well. He is always saying, “Dad it is all your fault for making me small!” I hope the boys will all come to realize that they are so much more than a “height”, but who they are inside is where it all matters!

    Our 13 year old, above, also has sassy and ungrateful moments so I can relate to that story as well! A friend said the other day that now her kids are past the teen years, she “finally likes them again!” ha ha We are not alone Anita!!!

    Can’t wait to see how your trees turned out, and BIG congrats to the girls for the prestigious honor of Honor Society! Way to go!!! Such a great accomplishment!! πŸ™‚

  3. Elizabeth

    Aw, I’m sorry you’re feeling unappreciated πŸ™ That’s just life with a teenager. When I look back at myself as a teen, I’m disappointed in me. My parents were pretty easy-going and I was the typical hormonal, rebellious, whiny, lazy teenager. Yikes! I’m amazed they put up with me πŸ™‚ And I’m terrified of having a girl of my own someday because we’re not easy! But in 10 years, they’ll be looking back and telling you how grateful they are you put up with them πŸ™‚

    As for your son, it’s so hard being his age no matter what height he’s at. I’m fearful for Zack. Not only will he have his autism making socialization tough… but he’s TALL and that’s not usually a good thing until late high school. He’s in preschool and he towers over most of the 1st graders. It doesn’t bother him yet but I know it’s going to and my heart breaks for him. And I have no idea what to tell him when it happens because I was the opposite… I was one of the shortest and teased for that!

    Parenting isn’t easy but at least we’re not in that awkward teenager stage anymore!! High school was NOT the best years of my life. Maybe that’s what I’ll tell my kids when school’s rough. “It gets so much better after high school, I promise!”

  4. Lisa

    Well, I can relate to almost every bit of this post. The Actor frets about his height, but MathMan is 5’5″ and I’m not even 5’1″, so he’s got some short genes to contend with. I considered growth hormones for about 15 seconds. The idea just scares me.

    I bounce from making the kids do their own cleaning, etc. to doing it myself to make sure it gets done and done correctly. I’m very inconsistent and they know it, dang it.

  5. Miss Healthypants

    Man, you make motherhood sound SO appealing. *smiles*

    Seriously, I’m so sorry that you’re feeling unappreciated–such is the life of a Mom sometimes, I guess. But deep down inside, I’m sure they appreciate you much more than you can ever imagine. πŸ™‚

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