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Stressful evening with teenage daughters . . .

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

led to a dinner of frozen yogurt!

Let me preface this with the fact that I have 3 great daughters - 18, 15 & 13. They are mostly respectful, smart and wonderful girls (and healthy - Blessed!). They all 3 do well in school and we are very proud of them. Of course they have their moments, and last night was one of them!

DD#2 had volleyball weight training after school so I picked her up at 5. I had to drive her friend home, so after dropping off friend, I started talking to her about a spring basketball & volleyball league and asking if she wanted to participate (just asking - needed to know to see if the timing worked and if we could afford it, etc.). She's played before in the basketball league, but didn't know of anyone from her school participating this year and the volleyball league would be "new" to her.

DD#2 is extremely shy and is very uncomfortable with "new" situations. She especially hates public speaking and going somewhere and "not knowing anyone". Despite all of the "negatives" about organized sports, etc. , it has been very beneficial in getting her out of her "shell". Long story short, she went "ballistic" in the car (I was apparently "pushing her") and by the time we got home, she was crying and copping a big ole attitude!

DD#3 is struggling in math (an accelerated program that is very hard) and had gone in early yesterday for a help session. Apparently she didn't complete all of her math homework and she had to have a "silent lunch" (some sort of middle school punishment). I had to sign something and of course I lectured her. She also went "ballistic" and started to cry and stormed off to her room.

At that point I was starving, so I ate a bowl of frozen yogurt and some other "crap" for dinner. I still tracked everything and actually only went 3 points over (still had all of my "weekly points").

The evening didn't get any better! We've been having major internet problems since we were forced into AT&T U-Verse (don't get me started on this). Our wireless printer has not worked with our laptops. DD#3 needed to print aforementioned math homework and I spent 3 hours working on the printer. I had to end up driving to work @ 9:30 pm (only 3 miles away) to print!

At that point I just got home and went to bed!

Tonight is my Weight Watchers weigh in, but DD#3 is an alter server for 5:30 Ash Wednesday Mass, so I won't be able to go. Despite my "crap fest" last night, I still think I lost a little. I'm going to check the WW hours and see if I can run over there tomorrow @ lunch to weigh. I can't make it at all today.

So, I'll see if I can get an "official" weight to see how my February went and maybe set some goals tomorrow for March.
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  • CYFREE15
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    Wow - what an evening! Congrats for ending the day without going off track. Great job with being there for your three daughters and encouraging them to reach their fullest potential. Growing up, I was afraid to show emotion to my mother, for fear of what her reaction would be. It is a sign of a good relationship with your daughters that they are comfortable being vunerable with you. This to shall pass - keep up the great work!
    1533 days ago
    Wow! And I thought boys were a handful. Good luck and congrats on staying within range for the calories.
    1539 days ago
    Sorry you had a rough night. I know the feeling I also have 3 girls. 12,9,and 6. Like yours mine have their days, my 12 year old always has and attitude about something and spends most of her time in her room studying and I don't know what else. My 9 and 6 year old are always arguing about something and I feel like a referee . Good luck at your weigh in. emoticon
    1539 days ago
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