grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change,
courage to change the things I can,
and wisdom to know the difference.
I have come to the recent conclusion
that this prayer was created for those dealing with
Except they forgot the line...
and a whole lot of patience.
This is home to my teenage son.
The Lair is headquarters of operation "How Far Can I Push Her"
and related operation "How Much Can I Get Away With".
Both continuous ongoing covert operations
taking place behind the locked door of the command center
with the aid of high tech gadgets and enemy army troops (other teenagers).
Included in said operations are the acts of
lying, treason, blasphemy and stealing
(all small scale but still punishable by
death hard time).
Okay, okay, joking aside.
It's not that bad.
All my kids are good kids.
I know everyone says it, but mine really are!
As far as the teenage bullshit I'm dealing with?
I don't like being lied to and
I am frustrated with his inability to communicate.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
I hear you.
I hear the collective...
"sounds like typical teenage boy behavior to me".
YOU COME DEAL WITH IT!!!!
I love my teen dude. He's a good guy.
He's learning and growing and testing the waters.
He's fun, funny, handsome, a family guy.
He still gives me daily hugs and shares with his little siblings
(when he's not harassing them).
He's waaaay better behaved than I was at that age.
Don't tell him that!!!
Of course I had good reason. ;)
∞ • ∞ • ∞
Every new season blooms roses.
With those roses come thorns.
The flower offers beauty, scent, pleasure.
The thorns offer lessons.
You cannot have one without the other.
I vow for the rest of the day to let it go and play!!!!!
(encaustic piece I'm playing with)
p.s. my morning has been improved upon considerably
as I found out I won a give-a-way over at Beth's Awesome Blog!!!!