Tuesday, August 16, 2011
My Sister's Teenage Son's Life As She Lives It
My sister (SMDH), my sister has a 17 year old son that she loves dearly. She takes care, looks after and coddles him on the daily. Recently she has fallen out with the "moms" of he football team. They use use to be tighter than my jeans after I go to a Chinese dinner, but when one mom stopped talking to them they fell apart. Everyday when she calls me she moans and groans about the moms. Who is mad at who for what and why. Then who is mad at what kid for what. It drives me nuts. It's like she is leaving the life of a teenager all over again. I'm not talking to blah blah because she didn't blah blah blah and now I'm mad. I am constantly telling her that her friends need to grow up, when I am really telling her 50 year old self to do it. These women are so caught up in the lives of their children., they know when and what color is their poo. "So n so is dating so n so and she doesn't like his ex so n so, so we aren't going to incite the ex to his birthday party". Really? "So n so wants to bring his girlfriend on vacation, her parents said it's ok". Really? "So n so said this online and I was appalled". Really? Every time my sister regals me with one of these stories I roll my eyes and patiently wait for the end so that I can comment and have an excuse to hang up the phone.
"How Involved Should A Parent Be In Their Teenage Child's Life?" "Wouldn't All This Be Going A Bit Too Far?"
Peace, Love and Chocolate