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Wednesday, March 02, 2011

So this AM DS had his physical. Was for his Philmont trek and for school. We were expecting his weight to be an issue for the Philmont requirements (he doesn't weigh enough) but there were a few other minor issues. After we got done with pleasantries they asked me to leave for the actual physical part. No big, he's 15 now. But I could hear the conversation while I stood in the hall. I heard him say things that just appalled me. I realized how little respect he has for his father. I knew it was there but I had no idea it was that severe. DH works the over-night shift so the kids don't really realize that he works. He leaves after they go to bed and gets home before they are up. So naturally, dad doesn't work. No, we aren't making as much money as we'd like to, but we're able to take care of the basics and a random "treat." But for him to harbor such disrespect, I'm just not okay with that.
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    Being a parent is the truest/toughest test of patience and love there is. You guys are both awesome. I brag about you all the time. He'll come around. And if he needs to talk to someone who knows how hard it is not having parents to support you, let me know.
    2638 days ago
    Oh, Don, we've done that.... the poor kid gets more "one-on-one" time with both of us than any kid you know!!! He's just your typical teen that hasn't quite grown into the realization of what the "real world" is REALLY about.

    I'm hoping that a nice sit down discussion with the budget so they can see EXACTLY what stuff costs will help some. Not holding my breath, but it can't hurt.....right?
    2641 days ago
    Sounds like, by hook or crook, DH needs to set aside more quality one-on-one time with DS...

    2641 days ago
    oh yikes....
    thats terrible.... im sorry for what you heard.
    2641 days ago
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