Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Reason, please visit this Sweet Child Of Mine

Reason, please come knocking on my twelve year old's door soon. I truly would love to see you do your magic and help me have a rational conversation with my soon to be teenager. Mr. Moody has taken your spot in my son's head. This busy mom could really use your assistance.

Sincerely with great hope,

A battle ready and sometimes worn Mama

P.S. If you could send Mr. Cooperation to my house, I would truly be in your debt.


Here's a video from my not so reasonable days as a teenager. I'm sure my Mom has stories of some our confrontational encounters back in those days. I guess I can take this ride with my guy, bumps and all.



This is still a good song!

27 comments:

Gerri said...

Awesome song and post. I have a small fear of the junior high years. I know I have a long way to go. But, I am sure that I will be asking for your advice. :)

Valerie said...

Don't expect too much from your son or even try to understand. He'll soon be going through a gruelling and emotional time. It will be pass. Just be there for him, firm, strong, and loving. God bless you.

Judith Ellis said...

It's funny isn't it Kelly? For young people your son's age he undoubtedly thinks that YOU'RE being unreasonable. I remember looking at adults and thinking YOU don't have a clue. Well, they did have a clue, but what they could not possibly have, not being me, was exactly what I was feeling inside.

I am not a parent but I imagine that some serious reasoning, even letting some things go, is needed on both sides. Yes, parents are there to guide but it is very difficult to really know exactly what kids are feeling; often times they feel and even understand but are unable to express with the clarity of adults so what we see it unreasonableness.

Now, to be sure, dear sister, dear friend, I have no idea whatsoever what's happening. (I trust my words are not intrusive.) These are just general observations. I have 26 nieces and nephews and nine remaining siblings. Watching their interactions for these many years, the oldest nephew is 26, has been a life experience in and of itself.

I send my very best to you and yours Kelly. I pray that wisdom forever sits on your right shoulder and grace on the other. You are a beautiful mom. Know this.

T Rex Mom said...

I remember a colleague once telling me she was convinced aliens had abducted her daughter when she became a teen. And then one day they just returned her.

Hang in there.

He & Me + 3 said...

Oh I remember that song. I have those days with my 9 year old. Why does it start so early?

kisatrtle said...

Here's hoping that no only Miss Reason and Mr. Cooperation visit today but I'm also pulling for Aunt Early BedTime

Gloria said...

I'm with you! Thankfully those days are all in the past with my son and all too soon you'll wonder where all the time went. It does get better lol!

Kim said...

Yeah this is definitely not a stage I'm looking forward to. And I'm sure prior to it every parent thinks their kid will go through it without any trouble but I'm sure that's just not the way it happens. Good luck and please, please let us know what works:)

::She Poet:: said...

Kelly, put your seat belt on for this is a long and bumpy ride. I did it with my 20 yr old daughter and still have three more to go. I'm currently at the 14 year-old, starting high school stage. By the time the 4 yr old prince evolves my hair is going to be all white. I think girls are worse at this stage. Prayer, patience and lots of ice cream or chocolate. *HUGS*

Gerri said...

I have to say that the years between 12 and 18 I don't miss at all. Of course we had good times too but the moods....oh my. And having both species, I do have to say the girls are worse so I guess, prepare yourself for that. And I agree with T Rex Mom, you do feel like they've been abducted by aliens. Good Luck!

Dan Felstead said...

Septembermom...I agree with everyone before me. You are entering rough waters and we will pray for you and your husband. I don't mean to be overly dramatic but when those hormones surge...it is like the kid has been possessed by another personality!!

Have faith though that any damaged done during this time will heal over once this time has passed...keep your chin up!

By the way...great G and R song!

Dan

Caroline said...

I still love this song! Brings back all kinds of memories... The teen years are tough and soon I will be facing them... Hang in there and know you are not alone. Hopefully Mr. Moody will hit the road!

Corrie Howe said...

This is my take on teenagers, having one of my own and more than a few who've adopted me.

God made teeangers so that when they reach 18 we'll be ready for them to leave. If they didn't become teenagers and they were still cute, cuddly, funny and loving, we'd never let them grow up to become independent.

pughy said...

Hang in there, it gets better I promise.. Carol x

mitchsmom said...

All I can say, is "I hear you" regarding the twelve year old boy!!! I'll let ya know if I find any good advice :)

Love GNR, my husband has been playing those old songs on the guitar lately- LOL

Analisa said...

It gets better. Surprise him with love, it always works for me. Sometimes when he seems a little grouchy I will clean his room and bath while he is at school. One day he came home and said in mock sarcasm. "Mom stop making my bed and cleaning. Stop making my life better" Then we laughed.

Diane said...

I just started volunteering at my kids school and "welcome to the jungle" keeps replaying over and over again in my head........ :O)

Don said...

It's always amazing to me how well our kids know how to push our buttons, rock our boats, and raise our blood pressure.

Ain't karma a b____?

Michelle said...

Uh oh. Good luck... my dad's already warning me how horrible the teen years will be (were?). I can only hope you get that visit soon!

The Write Girl said...

This sounds tough Septembermom...I guess in hindsight I may have given my parents a bit of grief lol. But once he hits his 20's, he will say thanks mom for sure. Just hang in there : )

Caitlin said...

oooh, 12 is tough. I think I actually annoyed MYSELF at 12- much less my mom. Good luck!

TheChicGeek said...

I love Sweet Child O Mine...great fun and memories with that song.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but 12 years old...it's only beginning...LOL

I've got a 23 year old son who's great now...but it was a long haul...LOL
My daughter is 18 so we are in the midst of HELL! LOL

They eventually come around...we did, right? :D

Have a Happy Day!

Mandy's Life After 30 said...

I'm going to write a letter and ask for Mr. Get Your Butt in Gear to stop in at your place and then send over Ms. Take a Spa Day for you, followed by Mr. Cooks and Cleans for you and Ms. Make You Laugh for several days so you can get the break you deserve! :-)

Becca said...

Once again you have reminded me of the road ahead. I hope it takes a very LONG time to get here. A REALLY long time!

LOVE LOVE LOVE that song!

Becca said...

AND where is miss thang for Tot Talk Tuesday?!

Naqvee said...

hey, just relax, i hope you remember that i posted a quote about "adolescence" the only key to tackle your boy is to visit this link im giving you, it tells about 10 things which you can do and tackle with you boy's thinking and mood swings during adolescence! http://www.connectforkids.org/node/97

keep us updated

Jenners said...

Gosh I love that song!!! But have you seen Axl lately? He looks very strange and very Botoxed and very plastic. Too bad.

And I hope Mr Reason and Cooperation show up soon ... I'm frightened for the teen years!