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Tuesday, January 07, 2014


I felt like this a bit last night and this morning. As I have resolved to get back to my health routine, my oldest daughter's practices are impeding those decisions. It started with her waking me up while cooking in the kitchen at 10pm (I'm a very light sleeper and had gone to bed before 9 since I wake up at 3:30am). She had her friend over last night so I had to kick them out of my workout room to get a workout in and this morning, I got dressed to go workout and found that her friend stayed over so no workout this morning. I may do a few floor exercises in my room to at least get my 10mins in this morning.

I wrote my daughter an email to express my frustration and asked that during the week she respect the routine here. She's not going to school and has not been on track with her home schooling so she sleeps all day and is up late at night which drives me crazy!! I also expressed my frustration - as a parent and a person who works at an office where we promote 'healthy active living' that both my daughters spend WAY TOO MUCH time watching TV or on the computer. My oldest is talking about moving out again and that bothers me to some extent, but it is what it is. She's 17. I just explained that if she does this again - she can't be bouncing back and forth and I can't help her out financially. The support will stop (like it has still - no word on any payments still urghhh) so she can go to her father and ask for help.

With that vent/email sent I feel somewhat better.

I really hope to have things settle down into a routine again. Working from home yesterday made it feel like it wasn't really a work day (although I feel so blessed to have that option). Most everyone from my office worked from home as we had a snow day.

I have a counseling session booked for my youngest tonight and I spoke to him about reducing the frequency I meet with him. It was getting to be a bit much 2 visits every week - one for my daughter and one for me (but I had to go to both since I have to bring her there). This is all part of re-claiming some ME time.

And now it's my 10mins of exercise time! Have a great day SP Friends!
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HABITATVITALITY 1/10/2014 2:03PM

    Gee I hope those counselling sessions help your daughter. She (or both of them really) sound like quite a handful. Is it practical for their dad to mind them for a while? Perhaps they need a man's influence as they seem to know how to pull your strings now, perhaps a different parent influence will help them - one that they are not used to? I don't know, but it sounds awful trying on you all of the time. I haven't had children so I am not here to give advice, just some suggestions to try and help you? and them?

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MSLZZY 1/7/2014 10:47PM

    Grab what time you can for you, at least for sanity's sake.

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KIPPER15 1/7/2014 8:46PM

    Hang in there. Kids tend to figure things out faster when it requires them to get their own funds! Good luck.

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KRICKET4 1/7/2014 4:29PM

    Oh, my DS woke me up at 1:00 am this morning to ask if I could jump start his friend's car - I threw him out of my room... what are these kids thinking??
If your DD wants to move out let her! I wish mine would go.
Breathe and keep smiling. They say nothing lasts forever, but some things sure last longer than they should.

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KLMEIRING 1/7/2014 1:39PM

    I love the opening illustration of an arrow getting ready to be launched. Life's challenges are definitely challenging. Hopefully, things will turn around soon.

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1CRAZYDOG 1/7/2014 11:54AM

  Holy lack of sleep! My 18 yr. old is on break right now and she is driving me insane with the sleeping till noon, doing NOTHING then staying up @ night to "do her thing." We've had words about it too, so I feel your frustration in the first person voice!

HUGS HUGS HUGS

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IAMBIZI 1/7/2014 9:57AM

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YOu are so strong, wish it were easier for you.
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THINANDFITEMILY 1/7/2014 8:43AM

    Nodding my head here- similar experiences. I too am a light sleeper ever since having kids- and my room is near the kitchen....so if cooking is done /light is on I am not sleeping well.
I thought after vacation that I would get back into routine but my son has come back home and is not returning t college and has a friend over for a few days- I had said yes but for some reason I did not know it was going to be a week but thought a few days...- my son does have plenty to do and will not be home much and will look for another place/ otehr things are on the horizon BUT yes this si so hard when your routine gets messed up. We just need to hang in there! emoticon that you got the 10 minutes- emoticon

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NILLAPEPSI 1/7/2014 8:24AM

    Hang in there!! emoticon If she isn't going to go to school, maybe she needs to get a job.

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CAPECODBABE 1/7/2014 7:26AM

    You deserve a break in 2014! Stay strong and find some "me time" and do something you enjoy emoticon emoticon

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HAPPYMENOW58 1/7/2014 4:50AM

    Glad you could vent your frustrations here...Hope things improve for you soon...Sounds like you are in the heights of teenage difficulties.....Very trying.....Hang in there...Do some extra meditation, deep breathing,etc.....Best wishes. emoticon

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