Thursday, February 27, 2014
I have had a lot of stress in my life lately. Some of the ways I have dealt with my stress has caused me more stress. I have overate, spent too much money shopping, and bottled up my emotions. My mom is not doing well and her increased confusion has been one source of stress. Shes in the hospital now and I had to miss a class at work while I was taking care of her yesterday. My 18 year old son Kyle is a senior in High School. He failed 3 classes last semester and I am paying $240.00 for credit recovery classes in the hopes that he will still graduate. His dad thinks I'm wasting our money and he won't finish these classes. Maybe hes right but I have to try. I also think Kyle is abusing alcohol or drugs. He quit his part time job, stays out late at night with his friends, doesn't come home at all on the weekends and recently he wet his bed. I think he must have been high or drunk to wet his bed at his age! He has a big bottle of mouthwash he uses a lot. I think he does it to cover up alcohol breath. My oldest son Michael is still not speaking to me Its been almost a year now. My teen daughters confuse me. They yell at me and throw fits about minor things, like I didn't get their favorite outfit washed etc. Often its because they didn't put it in the laundry in the first place. The item is often crumpled up under their bed or in their back pack. I tell them that I will wash, dry, fold and put away but I refuse to search for the dirty laundry. I expect them to put it in the hamper. Then later they hug me and act like nothing happened after yelling at me. I feel like the whole family dumps their stress on me! I don't know what I'm supposed to do with mine. I'm feeling very tired and depressed.