So am I a totally "mean mom"

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So am I a totally "mean mom"
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Mon, 02-08-2010 - 9:14pm

As I've posted before I am a second semester nursing student.

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Registered: 09-06-2004
Tue, 02-09-2010 - 12:29am

LOL, you sound just horribly mean! Not really but extremely busy & I can completely sympathize (why doesn't that look right?). I totally get not being a taxi and that teen attitude! DD's teacher thinks nothing of scheduling rehearsals til 6, then again 7:30-9. I get that she needs a dinner break, completely understood. But DD wants to be picked up, then dropped back off. It eats a huge chunk of time because it's 10 min there, they never get out on time & then repeat the whole process.


It's hard to juggle those teen wants, hang in there. That was smart to limit her activities and one day she will understand the decisions we make as moms now. ((hugs))

Stephanie


Mom to DD15, DD9 & DS7

Stephanie


Mom to DD16, DD10 & DS8

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Tue, 02-09-2010 - 7:04am

Sometimes I feel totally bad because I can't even hand my kids doing ONE extracurricular activity. Dd was in Girl Scouts but I had to have her quit that because the Monday night meeting right at dinner time was just too much when there are 3 other nights of the week that dinner is interrupted by classes. Plus I couldn't keep up on all the paperwork, field trips, cookie trainings, etc. Ds wants to do karate or something but the answer is constantly no because I just can't see where the time would be for me to take him to something. And dh is NOT going to do it, his schedule is too erratic, he can't guarantee of being anywhere at a certain time. Even tonight, ds does band (not extra curricular, its his elective - they only have 3 outside of school concerts each year) and has one of his concerts tonight. He has to be there at 6:45, I get home from school at 6, so I don't know what is going to happen with dinner, ut because and is not extracurricular, his grade is affected if he doesn't go.

But I think with the teens, doesn't matter if we are in school or what we do - there will always be something they think we are mean for!






































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Tue, 02-09-2010 - 9:19am

My 13 year old is the one that wants to do EVERYTHING.