Tuesday, May 09, 2017

One Good Day Deserves Another

Calories - 1,300 and kept my carbs on the low side. I hit 11K+ steps and hung out with my dog; who I love. It was a better day; and I'll work on having another one today.

I can't wait for my acupuncture/massage appointment tomorrow.  I hope it's everything I need.

My teens are so yucky right now. I've worked hard to give them things I never had growing up and they just don't get it. They expect things without appreciation and I can't help but think I've failed as a parent. In the heat of exchange I want to cut them both off and let them figure it out. In my rational mind I need to set limits and stick to them no matter what. They'll have to make mistakes and experience disappointment.

And I really just wish they weren't so rude and disrespectful. I'm not an advocate of corporal punishment, but I know for a fact that I would never talk to my parents the way my kids talk to me; and fear of getting whacked was certainly a factor... meh.

I digress...

Today I'm going to get my steps in, strength training and back exercises, have salad for lunch, and chicken salad for dinner (I have a left over rotisserie chicken in the fridge). I won't eat past 6 p.m. and I'll go to my room and read my book if tempted to do otherwise. Here's to another better day...

3 comments:

Enz said...

One good day in the books makes it easier to get another one. Teens! I can say this now my boys are both in their early 20's. 14-17 was the hardest. It's like they know everything about everything and have no filter at all. They push all the buttons and test all the limits. You are a good parent, just keep doing what you're doing. One day you will look at them and see amazing young woman and realise how much a part of that you played.

It's hard in the midst of it, but it does get better!

Seaside Dreams said...

The age f entitlement, I know we have kids who are the same so youre not alone. Hope you have a good day.

fitteratfortyish said...

My SD was a teenager like 10 years ago, and it was her most unpleasant version of herself, for real. I don't know if I could have heard or appreciated then what I realize now, which is: being a teenager is actually pretty hard. It's a TOUGH time of life. It's the time of life when peers are meanest, when we are extremely vulnerable, when we feel lots of expectations from all sides but still may not yet be in touch with our own thoughts, our own voice. Your teens are going through a tough time. None of us are at our best when going through difficulties. I wish I had realized to try to be more compassionate with that with my teen. Maybe this helps?
But in no way does it excuse rudeness or disrespect! Those just cannot be tolerated, and this is going to be good practice with boundaries, for you and for them. It is an especially tough challenge to teach respect by modeling it - by giving it to your teens yourself, consistently, while also rejecting and just not tolerating rudeness and disrespect from them. Good luck! This is a tough job. No one does perfect with it. But doing it with love, and intention, is pretty darn good, I say. Wishing you the best.