Remember those old commercials for Nationwide Insurance...the Life Comes At You Fast series ?
Well I have learned that not only does life come at you fast, it also is Unmerciful. Unforgiving. And Unkind.
Especially, when you are the parent of teens.
Everyone is growing up in some way, shape or form.
'Cole is now 18 and in her final year of high school.
Pickles is 17. And well...hopefully one day he'll end up with a GED. Right now I'd just like for all his legal troubles (long , long story) to be over.
Daisy and Pinky are 14. Everyday is filled with 14-year old girl drama. They are a walking soap opera.
And me ?
Well, I'm still hanging in there. But I tell you...it's been hell.
But somewhere along the way I've began to learn about myself. And I've learned the things that once made me happy, no longer fulfill me. I've learned that there's no such thing as a perfect parent (especially in the eyes of a teenager) And I'm learning to be OK with that.
Declaring Merry Christmas!
2 days ago