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Posted by: anonymous
2014-04-24 13:17:38
ID: 2916
I forgot it was picture day for my son. I sent him to school wearing a plain charcoal t-shirt. Last year I forgot too and sent him wearing a Halloween themed skeleton shirt. I even wrote it on our fridge calendar this year. Sigh, when my dh is out of town for work I am so forgetful.
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Posted by: hanginin
2014-04-24 13:16:03
ID: 2915
DD15 got involved with this after-school thing that wound up being disorganized, chaotic, and run by people that she didn't end up liking. So, she decided to quit. She was texting with another kid in the program and he asked why she quit, she told him she didn't like the XXX family (that runs it), among some other reasons. He showed the text to the entire family and now the mother's all up in arms, calling other moms from the group about it - but NOT ME. She didn't call me. I had to hear about it from another mom. All because a 15yo kid doesn't like her in a text message. This whole thing has been riddled with drama since day one. I think the mother is overreacting and pot-stirring. And I also think DD learned a really excellent lesson about texting, privacy, and loyalty. Her text message was meant for that one kid, and he showed it to everybody. I'm beyond glad that she decided to quit this program. I can't handle this kind of drama.
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Posted by: anonymous
2014-04-24 04:57:22
ID: 2908
I barely remember being thirteen. Middle school is pretty much a blank.
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Posted by: anonymous
2014-04-24 01:58:49
ID: 2906
I was still playing with Barbie dolls at 13.
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Posted by: anonymous
2014-04-24 01:57:53
ID: 2905
DH has a history of bipolar. He refuses to get help. I don't how much more of this I can take.Some days he is fine, some not too bad, some horrible. Last week he argued with me at 630am when I had a sore throat and a cough. I had mentioned that maybe his son from his first marriage should not visit this weekend because I dont want to get him sick. He "Let me know right now so I can text (exdw) now because if I wait till Friday she wlll be pissed" It would have been nice if he just had the common effing sense to tell her I was sick and its best I dont get his son sick and have him next weekend instead. So I ended up saying no and feeling like the bad guy. Today he went to Taco Bell and didin't get me anything. He knew I hadnt eaten lunch yet. I told him it would it would have been nice if he called and asked if I wanted something. He told me he wasn't going to "let me guilt him" and went in the other room to eat.. We were both off work today. I am going to ask my boss if I can switch my day off next week to a day when DH will be working. We have only been married 3 years.I think about leaving him then remember the days when he is fine and loving. The day I had the sore throat I was very close to mentioning divorce. My heart is breaking, but at the same time, I wonder what my life would be like without him, and all the exdw/stepson drama (he jumps when she says to).
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Posted by: anonymous
2014-04-24 00:45:32
ID: 2902
I was HORRIBLE at 13. I am very thankful that my DD isn't like I was. I'm sure there are things I don't know about, but I've made it a point to teach her things my mother never taught me about life.
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Posted by: anonymous
2014-04-23 22:56:08
ID: 2896
When I went to pick up my kids at our exchange on Sunday, xdh had a bouquet of roses for me as a happy Easter gift. Prick. I wanted to smack him repeated with the roses, mostly the thorny parts of them. All the shit he put me and our kids through, keeping the kids from me and me having to figure out where he was so I could track him down to serve him with papers and to hopefully see the kids, paying so much in attorney and court fees, him fighting me on CS, etc. etc. I'm still really angry with him cause of how he was taking care of the kids (or lack of care). I'm not sure why he got me roses, but if he thinks I'm going to forgive him then no, I'm not sure I'll ever be ready to forgive him. I can't get the time back that I missed when he kept the kids from me.
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Posted by: anonymous
2014-04-23 21:53:33
ID: 2893
In another life I would have a second child, but I can't do it all by myself and DH has very low energy and works a lot.
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Posted by: xxstardust
2014-04-23 21:28:41
ID: 2891
These seems like a good place to ask - when exactly should you go to the doctor for an ear infection? I never had one as a child but I'm pretty sure I do now. My ear aches, but not excruciatingly so - but the inside of my ear is wet with some kind of fluid/blood. Will it pass on its own? Is this normal? WedMD is freakin' useless.
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Posted by: anonymous
2014-04-23 19:40:35
ID: 2887
I am the OP of the ungrateful wife and mother. Thank you so much for all your kind words. It has been so difficult losing my mom. If it had been expected and less traumatic I think I would have handled losing her better even though no matter how it happened it wouldn't have been easy. To the poster that suggested meds for depression, I would take them if I needed them but most days I am just fine. It is harder some days than others which is normal and I think the firsts are always hardest. Thanks again for all your kindness.
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