As I reported a couple of weeks ago, I think aliens have invaded 16's brain. Either that, or maybe there was a threshold of maturity crossed recently that appears to be sticking around. I'm crossing fingers for the latter, but not ruling out the former just yet. He took the ACT test this weekend. And... Continue Reading →
Don’t lose hope for those teenagers!
I know, if you have one in the house you experience pretty non-stop sarcasm, eye rolls, laziness beyond belief and bedrooms that would scare a skunk. But sometimes....SOMETIMES....they do show signs of being human. Por ejemplo.... Last weekend 16 and his dad borrowed my lawn mower to use at a rental property of theirs that... Continue Reading →
Oct 5 – Teenage wasteland
Be happy it is blurry. I would love to blame the concussion on the state of his room, but let's be real. he's a 16 year old boy. This is pretty much a constant until I pitch a fit (as I did after taking this picture) and force him to clean. Sigh..................
Scattered ramblings of a melted brain
It’s hot. It’s been hot for two solid months. It’s technically now Fall. It’s still hot. 81 degrees in my house on 9/23 at 3pm with NO BREEZE coming in ANY open window. That’s just too damn hot. Due to the hot, I am immensely lazy. I don’t want to run. I don’t want... Continue Reading →
Another One Bites The Dust
Another summer - done! Another school year begins. Here's the status I just dropped on Facebook: First day of 11th grade! No, I didn't take any pictures (I am lame and he wouldn't have allowed it anyway). No, I didn't honk and encourage cars to run over the students streaming across the intersection when the... Continue Reading →
One more week of summer!
For 16 that is. Driving him in this morning for the morning football session we realized that in one week it will be a school day drop off instead. You know what makes the summer fly by? Taking online classes and playing football that's what! Remember how I complained about checking in to five classes... Continue Reading →
When all else fails, just write.
Having no specific topic or opinion on my mind that wont offend a ton of people right now, I shall resort to the mundane - what I did on my summer vacation. Hang on. I don't get summer vacations. Damn. Fine then - here's what I've done pretty much since July, how's that? Work (day... Continue Reading →
Let the games begin! (I need the distraction)
Ah summer, when my day job gets so intense that I have no brain left to drive home let alone write a blog post! Also, whose idea was it to have my kid jam a one year online math class into not even three months? As if Mr Lazy & Unmotivated was going to... Continue Reading →
Motivating the motivator
I've written a couple of posts about finding motivation for my teenager. I'll update on that particular task shortly, but in the course of writing most recently about finding my focus again, I mentioned to classic To Do list. The page pictured above is from the notebook that I started using when Eve & I... Continue Reading →
May 30th – Is this the month that never ends?
Seriously - is it? I know we typically all lament how darn FAST the days/weeks/months fly by, but either this blogging every day thing has made time slow down or else the 31 days of May are THE longest 31 days of the year! Now, I know I cannot attribute this feeling to just the... Continue Reading →