Linds1957 59F
14777 posts
5/15/2006 7:41 am

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5/16/2006 8:48 pm


I had a wonderful meal out yesterday, in a restaurant that I've never been to before. Would have been even better if my boy had not been grouchy and upset, swearing, and using foul language for most of it. After we left the restaurant, I finally told him (actually, I furious), I told him that if he is going to act like a street person bum, using foul language, he might as well live there, and I won't support him anymore.
I also said, if he wants to behave the way I raised him then he can continue to stay in my house with me. But I will not support him or give him one more dollar is he is going to continue acting so awful.
Lo and behold, he changed.. he stopped swearing,and he stopped yelling..It took ME all the way home before I felt any better though. Then when I got home, I had a mysterious earache which I still have today. I think all this stress is not helping my health at all...and it's seriously putting a crimp in my love life... Thank gawd for school where he goes for a few hours every day, and I get a break from him.
I love my boy.. I really do, but geezzzz...

blue061245 71M
331 posts
5/15/2006 8:22 am

Linds, perhaps a little bit of "shock treatment" such as you administered on the way home will help him face some of the realities of life.

Meanwhile, take some comfort in what Erma Bombeck says - that children are like kites:


You spend a lifetime trying to get them off the ground.

You run with them until you are both breathless.

They crash.

They hit the rooftop.

You patch and comfort, adjust and teach.

You watch them lifted by the wind and assure them that
someday, they will fly.

Finally, they are airborne; They need more string and
you keep letting it out; But with each twist of the
ball of twine, There is a sadness that goes with joy.

The kite becomes more distant and you know it won't be
long before that beautiful creature will snap the
lifeline that binds you two together and will soar,
free and alone.

Only then do you know that you did your job.

Linds1957 59F

5/15/2006 9:56 am

but I'll still worry...
Thanks Blue..hugsssss

rm_CDRoss 33M
655 posts
5/15/2006 11:29 am

Sometimes it's tough to do the right thing, but in the end he'll be better off for it.

Travelingent03 58M
108 posts
5/16/2006 4:14 pm

Boys are definitely rough around the edges... but remember they are not delicate and need to be thwapped occasionally

Linds1957 59F

5/16/2006 8:48 pm

lol..ok.. travelin...

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