Thursday, April 15, 2010

Motherhood...Somedays It's Walking Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Today my son informed me that it "was not" a good day at school. OK, I'm sorry Jor, "those days" will certainly creep up on you every once in a while. The Good Lord certainly knows I have done my share of venting through the years. I tried my best to encourage, but no matter what I said, it wasn't good enough. UGH! MOTHERHOOD!!!

One of his issues with today, besides the BENCHMARK and a few minor incidents in the classroom (I think he is overreacting on those), was RECESS. He and a bunch of his friends like to throw the ball around and attempt to play football everyday. No big deal... some days he comes home all excited about a big catch he made, other days he tells me that no one will EVER pass him the ball. He is eleven... I never know what the day will hold.

Today it was an issue of him being the "worst" player EVER! (Which of course he isn't!!! Just the other day he was talking about how well he played...) I did what any other mom would do, "Jordan you are not the worst player..."

"Mom, you don't know anything! I am too!"

"Jor, are we really arguing about you being the WORST player?"

"I don't know."

"Well, what would you like me to say?"

"I don't know."

"Wouldn't you have been mad if I had agreed with you and said 'Yeah, you are the worst player EVER?'"

"Well, yeah..."

"OK then, you are NOT the worst player ever...."


There are just some days a mom can't win. Boy do I love that kid, dramaand all!!!

(I LOVE this picture of him acting like his totally crazy, will drive you nuts, adorable self!)


He & Me + 3 said...

Too funny. I argue with my kids about stuff like that too. They are so silly. Cute picture.

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

LOL! You are right. Some days, they just don't want to listen, but they still want you to be encouraging. Very cute!

Tiffany said...

LOVE that photo! It's hard to believe that my boy will be there before I know it! AUGH!!!

Tamara said...

It's nice knowing that someone else out there has fights over "unimportant" things. Kids are great aren't they?? My daughter recently told me she was going to run away. I responded by telling her I would get the door for her. haha!! Children make our roller coaster lives!!

Kari @ p.s. said...

Sounds like a conversation at our house. I never knew kindergartners could be so dramatic, but she's so sincere about it!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

I hear you... I've just learned to tune most of this out. Still and yet, they draw us in, partly because they know we're a safe place for their thoughts to land and partly because they need to be talked out of them.

Drama indeed.


PS: Thanks for your prayers. It means so very much to me.

Anonymous said...

LOL! I love hearing my life out of someone elses experience! My 12 year old is in that angst stage - all on top of the world one minute and wallowing in misery and injustice the next. I can literally feel your pain:) Even though I know this is a stage, it does not help the journey through the stage! I think you are doing a marvelous job in this difficult stage!

You might enjoy the brother post to this at my place:

Be blessed!

Amber said...


Love y'all.

Kristin said...

Oh my, I am not looking forward to the days when my girls start coming home with stories of drama, or things that truly hurt their feelings. It's going to be really hard, I know. As moms, we want to be able to fix everything and there are some things we just can't fix. My oldest will be 10 in August, so I know those days are ahead! :(

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

That's got to be frustrating. I think he just needs someone to listen to him not solve the problem. I am starting to learn that with my eleven and nine year old. I think it is going to get worse before it gets better, so hang in there!

Angie said...

Love the Pic!! I admire you and A so much! I wouldn't know what to do with a boy if I had one!

Mocha Momma said...

I'm glad you have these conversations. My kids have been spending way too much time in their rooms at ages 13 & 14 & 3/4.

Hoping to interest them in other things. They've been restricted from computer time for months so it's not that. Prayers for quality time whenever we can get it.

Take care,

Kellie said...

Some days you just never know. lol Great pic!!