It Sucks Being A Teen
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Yesterday was a highly emotional day, and I'm in the process of coming down from it. I usually don't write about such private things, but sometimes being a parent of a teen is so stressful. And being a teen is just as stressful, no doubt. In short - both sides of it really suck at times.
What parent likes to see their child fall and get hurt? As toddlers, I would always feel that I was to blame if they fell and got hurt. After all, I was their mother - their protector, right? Even now, on the cusp of being adults, I don't want to see them fall. Physically or emotionally.
Why am I writing about this? Well, if I must look for the silver lining in every negative situation, here it is: I didn't shove food into my face. As horrible as I felt, I didn't allow it to completely consume me as I would have in the past. The instant moment is now gone and I've taken the steps for my teen and I to move forward in a more positive direction - all without added calories.
The moment has passed. Today is a new day. So, let's get on with it.