It's going to be a long summer.....
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|Wed, 05-08-2013 - 12:56pm|
First of all, I can't believe these boards are still so slow after a year. No wonder it's dead around here and the Teen board. Anyway, DS just got back from freshman year. First semester was a total waste of time and money and he was put on academic probation. We let him go back for several reasons. Anyway, he ended up writhdrawing from another class, but got two A's and one C. He'll take a summer school course. Progress, not perfection. Anyway, he's home and I'm trying to loosen the noose since he's been so independent all year. I can tell he's also trying. He has been a very difficult teenager. The problem so far is DH. It's like he can't let go of his anger and frustration for DS. He seems to feel that he's avoiding him at all costs. He has done that, but I think he's just wanting to hang with his friends. I told DS 11:30 curfew on weeknights and 12:30 on weekends (there's a reason for this if you think it's too strict, don't want to go into it). DH was irritated and said I could stay up until he gets home, I said we'll both go to bed. He says he'll come in later and he'll be worried, etc. I said ....on and on. He wouldn't let DS drive the car until he cleaned it spotless inside and out. Ok. He did that yesterday but didn't wax it because it was going to rain. I let him go ahead and drive it. DH came home and was mad it wasn't waxed first and was angry already. He's just being irriational I think. He says he's up to his old tricks and when I want to be mad at him that's ok. I hate the summer starting like this. Is this an alpha-male thing. I told DH to try and remember...did he want to hang with his parents???? I don't know, I"m already stressed and it hasn't been a week.