PLEASE Can I Come Back?

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Registered: 01-21-2008
PLEASE Can I Come Back?
Sun, 12-26-2010 - 9:25pm

I miss you ALL so much! Oops, I got sick again (REALLY sick:smileysad:) and just didn't feel like participating. I found out that "cold" I had been fighting had actually been pnumonia-DUH, YOU ALL are parents here (mostly of teens) and KNOW we don't get to be ill. So, well yeah, I waited far too long to see the DR.

I think I'm on the mend now. YAY ME! BUT now, of course there are other health (or lack thereof) concerns. It's HELL turning 50- at least for me. I'm AARP eligible now though!:smileysurprised: I can get DENTAL INSURANCE through them! WOW!

As for my 16yo DD, ummm, not sure if I'm disappointed or what. She had a VERY rough year and grades dropped. I'm heartbroken for her but if she wants it enough she'll get back on track. I blame MYSELF for alot of her troubles because I got sick. I know it has something to do with her dad being dead and not losing mom too. She absolutely refuses to see a counselor. She reminds me of me so much- I keep telling her she can't live all of her life on her own...then she see's me doing it.

Some "role-model" I turned out to be.

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Registered: 02-14-2000
Mon, 12-27-2010 - 9:11am

Welcome back, Kdjill! Glad you're on the mend now. Don't beat yourself up too much about things. You couldn't help getting sick and we all do the best we can when raising these teens. As moms I think it's normal to try to blame ourselves for things that go wrong with them but in that case we also need to take partial credit when they get it right!

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Registered: 07-30-1997
Mon, 12-27-2010 - 10:37am
I'm in this line too - it's not an easy road; I can attest to that as well. Still not great with ds18 but maturity is slowly helping...WB!!