Being a Mom can be so unnerving at times
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|Fri, 10-24-2003 - 1:53pm|
I gave my 14 y/o permission to stay after school today with a friend at the public library. Then, when I got to work, I saw on my calendar that she had an orthodontist appt that she can walk to from school at 3PM. I called the school and left a message for her to go to her appt. Well, she just called me and told me that she's not going because I told her she could hang out afterschool with her friend. I told her she still could, after she gets her braces checked at 3. Well, she then told me that she's going over this other kid's (that I don't know) house afterschool and too bad on me and she's not even going to the orthos, etc. Hrrmmph! I really don't have much patience for this sort of stuff when I'm at work and told her simply that she's supposed to go to the orthos and that I wanted her to do that...she's welcome to walk over to the library afterwards and meet up with her friend but to please call me when she gets there so I know where to pick her up. I told her she is strictly forbidden to go to this new girlfriend's house as I've never met her or her parents, don't know where she lives, I've never even heard her name mentioned before! She became really pissed at me then and stated that she's going home and that, just to spite me, she's not going to the ortho - that I can make a new appt! Okay, so at this point, I lost what little patience I had and told her that if she didn't go to the ortho, her Halloween plans are cancelled - I said it was her choice but that she was the one who would have to live with the consequences of her actions. And then I hung up. So, now I don't even know what she's going to do.
Yesterday, she was so sweet, it was the first day of her very first period ever. I took her out for gourmet chocolate in celebration, we shared a few 'women' jokes to initiate her into the world of 'Little Women" but now she's being such a little b*tch!!! Eeek - Wahh, wahh, wahh...I hate being a mother sometimes. It just seems that once things start to settle in to a nice easy flow (no pun intended), something happens and mixed things up to make me crazy!