Oh, great. Here we go.

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Registered: 01-13-1999
Oh, great. Here we go.
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Fri, 04-13-2012 - 8:28pm
Sitting at dinner with a very surly teenage boy. We have just told him that summer league basketball is out of the question. When he approached me about it a few weeks ago, he swore up and down that there would be no conflicts, that it would not interfere with anything, and now, lo and behold, I find out that this league isn't just get on a bus and play a game here one day and a game somewhere else another day. They play tournaments. They go all the heck over the state. They have to stay overnight a lot of times because they have to travel so far. Sorry, but I did not sign up for this. Not to mention that the practices are 45 minutes from home. WTH? Like i am really going to have time and energy to cart the boy child all over the blessed STATE, while I am going to college, dealing with cabin guests, dealing with my parents, and somehow managing to keep our home from looking like something out of Hoarders. I am furious with him because I feel lied to, and he is acting like a spoiled little brat.
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Registered: 01-13-1999
Sat, 04-14-2012 - 9:58am
At least he isn't saying hateful things. He just isn't talking to me. This too shall pass, but right now it really stinks.
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Registered: 03-30-2003
Sat, 04-14-2012 - 9:39am

{{hugs}}.

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Registered: 01-06-2006
Fri, 04-13-2012 - 10:29pm
Hugs!! We have nick named our two surly pants and surly panties! LOL! We ran into a similar thing with Evan but it's working out okay. He wanted to play water polo and it overlapped with swimming for three weeks. We made him show us exactly how the schedule was going to work and agreed to it. Now that swimming has started, his tune has changed and now he doesn't want to go to the early morning practices that were going to give him the practices needed to make swimming worth while. I'm not a happy camper and I'm dragging his butt out of bed at 5 twice a week like it or not. Fortunately, by the time he gets home from school after the surly early am car ride he's either in a better mood or too tired to crab at me.

I feel your pain. Surly teens are the worst type of person to deal with. Tantrumming toddlers, crying infants, no problem. Surly teens that spew venom-filled words, I'd rather have my wisdom teeth pulled!
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Registered: 01-13-1999
Fri, 04-13-2012 - 9:38pm
Ty, Tracy.
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Registered: 12-16-2003
Fri, 04-13-2012 - 9:35pm
Ugh, not cool!!

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Fri, 04-13-2012 - 8:44pm
Hugs, I wish this stupid autocorrect actually did its job.
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Registered: 07-26-1999
Fri, 04-13-2012 - 8:44pm
:0(. Higs Wendy, I am sorry that happened, whether he truly didn't know thr extent of the traveling or he just omitted it. Hopefully eventually he'll understand, though knowing teens, not likely.
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