Wednesday, January 06, 2010

For Sale: Two Boys

The boys have been driving me crazy lately.

I'm sure it's their age. I'm sure it's this stage of their development. But seriously? Military school has been in the forefront of my mind these days. Either that or I'm auctioning them off on Ebay.

W. has been having focusing issues. Again. His homework that should take an hour, is taking HOURS. His grades are all over the place. We've crawled up his ass again, so we are more aware of when he has tests. We study, study, study with him and yet, though he seems to know the material, he'll still sometimes come home with a low grade. And then the next time, he'll ace it.

It's confusing the hell out of me.

T. has been going through a rebellious, obnoxious, whiny, "I hate you" stage. Quite honestly, I believe that the child that has always been my easiest, has been abducted by aliens.

And the roughhousing! Oy!

That is ALL they do. It is constant. And without fail, T. will get hurt. He engages in it, laughing away, and within minutes, the crying starts.

There is a four and a half year age difference and never mind the fact that W. doesn't always know how to stop the wheels in motion. Sometimes he doesn't get when enough is enough.

Please someone tell me that they are going to grow out of this. Tell me this too shall pass.

Mama needs a cocktail.


Baloney said...

Same thing going on over here. I do NOT understand the wrestlemania. And the little guy ALWAYS starts it. Michael calls it "The Crushing."

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

I wish I could tell you things will get better, but I have no idea if they will or not! I've heard that they do, so here's hoping. I have one boy right now so I don't have to deal with the roughhousing, but the attitude. Oh. Wow. That's in high gear now!

Dina said...

Oh My Gosh I so relate. I have written about this same exact thing so many times. I can tell you, as I have a boy that is 15 going on 21 and one that is 12 going on 16, It isn't easy. My 12 year old has been replaced by an alien child as well. The only thing that is helping me stay sane is the fact that I remember going through it with the 15 year old. I am handling it better now, than then, but holy elephants they try my patience.
Good Luck!!

Bonnie the Boss said...

I am right there with you! I just want to wring their little necks!
Driving me nutso, that is what they are doing!

♥Georgie♥ said...

they will grow out of this....I'm just not sure when son is 14 & 1/2 and we still have issues

fritzfacts said...

They will, but it will suck until they do. Many hugs and happy thoughts. I know your pain, especially with the school work. That is the hardest for us.

Julia said...

it does get better, I promise. my now 23yo was exactly like yours in school. I believe puberty has something to do with it. He's now living on his own in NYC working at a job he LOVES. there were a few years in hell to get there though, sorry. 17 yo still home has grown up also. all I can say is hang in there and never, never, never give up. My son thanks me for that. he says I yelled at him but he knew I loved him too.

meleah rebeccah said...

Oh yes, my son went through the rebellious, obnoxious, whiny, "I hate you" stage. That was exhausting. You really DO need a cocktail. Or ten!

NessWorld Magazine said...

Two boys huh? Sounds like my life. Just this morning, we entered the most pristine, fancy shmancy doctors office, I mean it was like something out of house and garden magazine...soft classical music was playing...the scene was set for disaster...

Mine are 4 and 20 months, and most days I just wish I had a lasso!