Ok, I knew this was coming and I knew it was going to be tough. But someone should have told me my son was going to turn into a teenager overnight. Two weeks ago my husband and I had a conversation after the boys went to bed about how nice it had been lately. Our oldest one was diagnosed during the summer as ADD/depressed and gifted. Yah, that pretty much explained the difficulties over the years but the medicine was working and we were on easy road. Then one day, one awful day this monster crawled out of my son's bed.
You see, this summer he will be 13. A full fledge teenager. I thought I had a couple more months. WHAT HAPPENED? Now he argues about everything, he can't stand to be around his younger brother, he uses THAT TONE. You know the tone...the one that makes you whip around and shoot daggers from your eyes. He seems to be that defiant 2 year old again. And you know what I woke up that same day and seemed to have gotten stupid. I don't know anything and I don't understand. WOW.
Now, my husband and I understand this to shall pass. But God help me, I just want to knock that kid down. But I don't, we don't, we ground him. Actually, the term we use for him is "unplugged" which essentially means...give me the cords to your computer, XBOX, Wii and anything else electronic for said number of days.
How did my mother do this....10 kids and she still had a full head of hair. The urge to go for more medicine is not an option, this is just a phase and together we will all get through it. Heck, next year I'll have two of these teenage monsters in my house. OMG