Aug 8, 2009
Can you ever win being a parent?????
My son bucked and fought about moving to Georgia. Told us we ruined his life. Well now that I have found a place he is mad, again. I give up. I love that baggy pants wearing kid with all my heart. I thought he would be ecstatic about moving back to Bmore, HIS hometown...I do believe it might be a case of the laziness about packing and moving. Yeah it sucks, but so does me being miserable everyday. I understand his fears about the temptations that lurk in the big city, but those same demons are here also. They are everywhere. Ask any recovering addict.. Geographical change works for some time, but if you want something bad enough, you will find it. This child has not accomplished anything since we have moved here, except to get very good at playing world of warcraft. That's wonderful, but the real world is zooming by and I am not going to be alive forever. That virtual reality that these kids have nowadays I am afraid isn't always so great. When I was growing up we all wanted to move out at 18. See the world, be on our own. What the f happened? I now see a bunch of young adults living in their parents basements because they chose some crazy major that isn't applicable in the job market. They look for jobs on the Internet rather than go out in person. God forbid. I have always gotten a job by walking in the front door and meeting the hiring manager and shaking their hand. Sigh, and my dad walked 20 miles in cardboard shoes to school...the saga never ends...
Posted by Lori