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im glad teacher is among my professions!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

My young daughter Kayla is going to turn 17 in 10 days.I have taught her so many things....she can cook very well,sew on buttons and repair holes,paint walls and spray paint furniture,etc.,she can cut grass,weed eat,plant flowers and veggies,keep a clean house,iron clothes,babysit,grocery shop,wash laundry,makes her own jewelry,washes the cars and dog,tutors other hs students and makes honor roll...whew!I have always insisted she learn how to do everything possible.She is so proud of herself for being able to do things her friends cant.She wants to be a chef and anything she sets her mind to,I know she can do it... emoticonSUSAN

  
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SHEILAB64 7/13/2011 2:32PM

    WTG teacher mom! I have son that will be 17 in September, in fact I have 3 boys - one who is almost 20, almost 17 and almost 13 and I have made a point to make them self sufficient too. The oldest is in his own apartment and he is the one that knows how to take care of the bills, grocery shopping, laundry, cooking, taking care of the car, dealing with utilities etc. He is trying to teach his not very knowledgable roommates and I am very proud of him.

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MARVEEME 7/11/2011 7:26AM

    AWESOME! I've got one of those, she's 33 now and a GREAT mom too!

Good job, mom, kudos to you!

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JESSICAMAE83 7/11/2011 12:06AM

    That is great!! I wish I knew how to do more stuff on my own before I was out of my parents house!!

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MADAMES 7/10/2011 10:53PM

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DIZZYDOC 7/10/2011 8:34PM

    Sounds like a super girl. I wish my mom had taught me some of those things!

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MARYHOLMAN 7/10/2011 5:01PM

    Sounds like the world is her oyster... emoticon

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DIANNEMT 7/10/2011 4:21PM

    Congratulations! This is one thing I did right as well--my daughters can cook, clean, mow the grass, do laundry--things many of their friends have no idea how to do! Good for you!

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HANKENSTEIN 7/10/2011 3:58PM

    Good for you, and for Kayla. Good luck to her


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my daughter the fickle pickle

Saturday, July 09, 2011

well,my daughter came home last night and said she was sorry,for taking the money from dad and gave it back!!She said it didnt feel right.she said her friends mom talked to her and told her having a good mom like me is a blessing!She said my mom is the best!!She even offered to get up with me to walk.Go Figure! I am sitting here now in disbelief..we went out to lunch and had a great talk!!Sometimes we dont need to be told we are acting like an ass... emoticon

  
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IMKFOX 7/10/2011 2:28PM

    That is great - and so good to know that her friend's mom is a good influence as well!
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TEENY_BIKINI 7/10/2011 1:56PM

    Awww.... she is a sweetie pie. You are obviously rubbing off on her.

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CRYSMYS 7/10/2011 10:07AM

    It's those surprise moments that just blow you away. Enjoy it while it lasts.. she is a teen after all (ie changeable as the wind)!
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MFLYNN8 7/9/2011 8:47PM

    It took me awhile to appreciate my mom! Good for both of you!

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MARVEEME 7/9/2011 7:53PM

    Praise the Lord, another miracle! WOO HOO! See, you did right all along, it just sometimes takes an outsider to slap them upside their own heads.

YIPPEE for you, Mom! Great job! Your hard work has been redeemed!

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ARLENE_MOVES 7/9/2011 7:01PM

    Keep up the good relationship -- it will come in handy!!!

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NMMAMA2011 7/9/2011 6:49PM

    Wow, I am going to send you both of my teenage girls. Neither one of them would ever say that. I am very happy for you, and for her that she made such a mature decision. Wow!

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BARBAELLEN 7/9/2011 6:44PM

    You mean you aren't Mommy Dearest and you and your husband don't need psychotherapy? Jeesh, you mean your daughter's a normal, nice kid who happens to be typical? Good thing a friend's Mom talked to her. Surely you know that friends' Moms know WAY more than their own do. Sounds fine -- until the next time!
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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 7/9/2011 6:06PM

    That is SO cool. emoticon

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Im having a big attitude!

Friday, July 08, 2011

Dont get me wrong,I love my teen daughter alot!But,she has my blood pressure up!My husband and I have been trying to landscape our front lawn even though the grass is crunchy and dead!Our lazy bones daughter said she was willing to help but,,,,,She has been hiding in her room with some imagined stomach flu!!!She took 10 pavers out of the car and wanted paid!Speak about parent brutality emoticonI said no,when you get busy around here and do your share then and only then can you get paid....She went and told her dad that it was payday and he paid her!!Of course,I should have told him.She is now out enjoying a concert on Ft.Hood and Im letting her stay since she doesent know that I know she B.S.'d her dad!I'm going to get even by waking her up everyday at 6:30 and make her work out with me.And then go on a 5 mile road trip emoticonI dont yell,I get even...hmmmm theres a emoticonmoment! I'm not even mad anymore emoticonSUSAN

  
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MARYHOLMAN 7/9/2011 4:21PM

    How can you blame this all on your daughter? Seems like a normally acting teenager to me.
I think being so harsh will only draw her away from you---and, right into Dad's direction. Your harshness sounds more like revenge that tough love.

Maybe the real problem is a lack of communication between you and your spouse???
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BARBAELLEN 7/9/2011 4:16PM

    I hear you! If your darling teenager is anything like mine were, good luck on having an even halfway pleasant workout partner at 6:30 AM!
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WONTBEWAISTFULL 7/9/2011 12:02PM

   

LOL !! Good luck with that!!

blessings, Sue

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DIZZYDOC 7/9/2011 11:51AM

    Sounds like a plan. Can I send my son over to share her new routine? Oh, I love the bathroom idea! emoticon

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SHASSYSUE2 7/9/2011 12:34AM

    I always tell my son, that he may get one over me, but I am bigger than he is, and meaner, and I will get my way, one way or the other!!! Go mean Mama Go!!! I would love to share my MEANEST MOTHER IN THE WORLD Trophy with you~!!!!!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 7/8/2011 10:01PM

    emoticon What we teach them now shapes them as adults. You are doing a great job keeping her accountable.

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SUECHRIS50 7/8/2011 9:30PM

    oh,she will cry and moan but,im sticking to my guns!

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LYNN-LOVESLIFE7 7/8/2011 9:29PM

    Cute blog. My kiddos do me the same way.
Lazy teen daughter.... who wants the dog to move back into the house.. a full grown lab.. oh no. She didn't want to take care of him and I had him house trained.. Just to think.... All she had to do was feed him and take him outside for walks. Didn't want to do that.. Ummm.. Kids....... We do get even.... When they think they gotten over..

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MARVEEME 7/8/2011 9:27PM

    Punishment equal to the crime: Wake her at 6:30 and make her clean the bathroom(s) before she's ALLOWED to work out with you (and possibly ruin your day).
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A Hot Summers Night

Thursday, July 07, 2011

After the sun has gone down me and my daughter go outside and talk.She hates the heat and wont darken the door when the temps are above 90.She is a big hyperchondriac and has been since she was small.We have a $50 8 foot pool she has gone into one time.We even shaded it to make a sun break for her!one minute her stomach is cramping and the next she is eating junk food....HMMM anyone got or had the same problem with kids?she feels awful until her friends come calling,,,,, emoticonSUSAN

  
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MNOT2THICK 7/8/2011 6:50PM

    Oh yeah, I raised her sister. Convenient sickness emoticon emoticon

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MARVEEME 7/7/2011 11:24PM

    I say, call her on it! Ask her if she is a hypochondriac! She may need to experience this level of name-calling to understand how annoying this habit is, and to learn that you've been on to her for awhile. Honesty is ALWAYS the best policy, even if it's abrasively honest at times. Best that it comes from you first, before her friends start avoiding her because of it.

GOOD LUCK!


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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 7/7/2011 10:44PM

    That is when you say, I'm sorry she is not feeling well. emoticon We had a rule if you were too sick for school or chores you were too sick for fun. emoticon

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my skinny cow dilemma!!

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

SO,I love skinny cow truffle bars!They are $4+ at HEB here and I only buy them for me!My daughter gets the ice cream thats just a bag of candy,cake and ice cream and my husband's just vanilla or butter pecan.SO,I was in a hurry when I came back from HEB,I stashed it in the freezer real quick because I was headed back out!SO,I came back to find my grandkids happily eating my skinny cow bars!!!THIS IS ME> emoticon when I see the empty boxes on the counter!They know all about my LOVE for those bars!!I made them all cough up $4...... emoticonSUSAN

  
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MNOT2THICK 7/8/2011 6:52PM

    That was not nice. Way to go on making them cough up the dough! emoticon

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OUTDOORSDC 7/8/2011 6:57AM

    So funny. Forget spoiling the grandkids! Ha, ha. Well now they now not to mess with your Skinny Cow bars.

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ARTPRINTER 7/8/2011 6:22AM

    I LOVE Skinny Cow!! Good for you, making them pay!! (BTW, have you tried their ice cream sandwiches?)

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REDSHOES2011 7/7/2011 10:36PM

    How about making some rules in the house like asking for permission to take stuff.. My teenagers know if I purchase something special they still have to use good old common sense and ask..
Teaching grandkids manners away from mom and dad also helps them not to get into trouble out in society in other social scenes understanding what is yours and mine..

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HANKENSTEIN 7/7/2011 10:31PM

    the little bastids. LOL

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SUECHRIS50 7/7/2011 10:30PM

    They ate 4 boxes!!!the look of shock....priceless!! emoticon

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BARBAELLEN 7/7/2011 10:26PM

    This is so funny!!! I used to hide my Pepperidge Farm Milanos in my car trunk and bring in the Fig Newtons, but where on earth do you hide ice cream! Can't believe you made them pay for it!
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MARYHOLMAN 7/7/2011 12:28PM

    Never heard of the skinny cow bars. I quess we don't have them here.

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KKINNEA 7/7/2011 10:28AM

    No way! Love that you made them pay up!!

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MOXIE-IN-MOTION 7/7/2011 8:16AM

    Ahahaha! I love that you made them pay for 'em!

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MARVEEME 7/7/2011 7:57AM

    I hate when that happens!

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SUE5007 7/7/2011 12:46AM

    Me too. Just tried the mint and love those too. Have you seen the SC "candy bars"? I saw them at Walgreens. The ones that look like turtles (rice crispys with carmel and chocolate) are the best. 120 calories per bag. Yum!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 7/7/2011 12:17AM

    emoticonI really like the mint and the chocolate sandwiches.

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MDBUTTERFLY 7/6/2011 10:39PM

    I love my skinny cows too, lol! Better find a better hiding spot =)

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KORINEM 7/6/2011 10:30PM

    That's hysterical! Bet they won't do that again.

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SANDERSON83 7/6/2011 10:26PM

    Good for you for making them pay...LOL! I'm pretty much a guard dog when it comes to my treats

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