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Mama NEVER told me there'd be days like this!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

My mom never told my how hard it was to parent adult kids!

There's always the "do I say something or do I keep quiet?" debate... all the time!

My daughter has been in crisis mode on and off since 2005... sigh.... A phone call from her is always approached with trepidation, and usually a "are you okay?" There's probably a 50/50 chance of her life falling apart. Tonight, again, is one of the nights.. actually the call came yesterday... or was it a text?... tonight is the playing out of the call yesterday.

Probably worse than that is knowing that she's facebooking on her smart phone while she's driving!!!!
emoticon I'd yell at her, but texting her just means that she'd still be texting while driving!!!

I've caught myself staring at little children, and wonder what they will be like when they're adults... what could we, as parents, have done differently to bring about a different result? ah yes, the what if's... that aren't really productive.


okay - I'm not real focused tonight... we're watching the Yogi Bear movie for the first time... Yogi and I have the same perspective... "Be sure to take (the photos) from a flattering perspective! It's those picnic baskets! A moment on the tastebuds, a lifetime on the hips!" (ok - confession, those are probably not the exact words, but it's close enough to get the idea!)

I'm rambling... so... I'll say goodnight!

Sleep well, friends!
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    the only thing you can control is how you respond to it. best of luck with the boundaries. my son told me I was babying him. I explained it is only babying because he doesn't choose to step up and pull his own weight. He is 20 and lives in the garage half the year.
    3512 days ago
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    Ah my friiend. My 32 year old DS and his DIL moved out yesterday after a year and a half of sharing our 1 bedroom plus den apartment. They are no farther ahead now than then but I need them out. They have to go sometime. Sorry about your DD. SHakes head and sighs. Nothing I can say that you don't know. Hang on friend,

    3513 days ago
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    Things are so different today than in the past. Grown kids are coming back home in droves. My parents have a 44 yr old living in their basement and still causes as much chaos as he did when he was a teenager. Sorry that you're having difficulties. I don't know if knowing that you're not alone helps or not. But I will be praying for you, my friend.

    3514 days ago
  • THOMS1
    emoticon I have an adult son that is always in need and never takes advise so I stopped giving it and just listen.
    3514 days ago
    I do not have children so I cannot say I know what you are going through. But I have two sisters who always seem to go from crisis to crisis, so I understand the stress and worry that family members can place on us. And it must be harder when it is your children who are going through these situations. I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
    May God fill you with his peace and give you wisdom.
    3514 days ago
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    Good night my lovely friend!!..I am sure you will find a way to talk to you daughter with lecturing her ...
    Hugs and good Luck emoticon
    3514 days ago
  • CAROLYN0107
    Goodnight my friend. Sleep tight. God will guide you as to what to say and how to say it to and with your daughter.
    3514 days ago
    Never had children but have heard horror stories of parents still caring for their adult children. Must not be easy.
    3514 days ago
  • ANYVAR54
    Sorry you are having trouble with your daughter.
    I found a piece of mail in the bottom of a pile for my youngest son today that was for a jury summons for him for August 30th. I can't believe I let that slip past me.
    My sister Dayna is out of the hospital and home recovering, but in pain, and hurting, and will be out of work for 8 weeks, and cried because she couldn't let her dogs climb up in her lab. But she knows that she will be getting better now.

    God bless you Roxie, we cannot make our children's decisions for them.

    3514 days ago
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