A severe thunderstorm just rolled through. There was a break, but another one to follow soon. 16 yo son announces he's going for a bike ride. I say, you can't go right now. He says, it's not raining anymore, Sound of thunder in the distance - I respond, it's still stormy.
He stomps off to his room muttering something under his breath.
What the heck...it's not like I'm some kind of overbearing parent ...I'm just being practical. Does he really think I'm going to sit there and say, go ahead and have fun? ...Some days I just don't know if I'm going to survive another year and a half of this.