Feb 25, 2010

Teenagers.....Enough Said

The young always have the same problem - how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another.

For those of you with children I have new respect for you....  especially if you have teenagers.  I never thought it was easy but, on the other hand I never had first hand experience.

Right now as you may know we have 2 teenagers staying with us.  Only for 2 weeks but, if you are not used to it then two weeks can be very ...let's say a time of adapting.....for both parties.  

Arvid, Brutus and I have our routines and like everyone we are not too prone to changes.  The girls have theirs as you can imagine they also like it their way.  Bottom line is that they are 16, this is our home, they are staying under our roof so in the end it is what we say that counts with some give and take of course.  It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.

This has got to be a very difficult time for parents.  I have no kids so all I know is what I see right now and what I hear from my sisters who also have teenagers.

One thing I will say....I always wanted children....unfortunately, I have none.  With all the difficiculties involved, all the worrying parents go through I bet the good times more than make up for it.   Given the chance, I would have chosen to have a child....taken the gift and run wih it.

We love the way our life is right now...that's a given.  We have gotten to a point where we are quite happy with our lifestyle.  It is free and we go and come as we please......every so often I see a little child and my heart skips a beat....what if...what if...

Life is what it is......I am happy...we are happy.  Certain things are beyond ones control so you make the most of what you have and you enjoy every moment of it.....  I have lots of nieces and nephews and they make up for not having any children of my own....

Adolescence is a period of rapid changes. Between the ages of 12 and 17, for example, a parent ages as much as 20 years.

until next time...