Friday, May 3, 2013

Show me your......

Every Friday, Kelly from Kelly's Korner does a new topic in her "Show Me Your Life" series. This Friday's topic? Mom's with teenagers. A topic I could write a book on. The good, the bad, and the ugly. We had our girls when we were young. Early 20's young. By the time my youngest daughter was born, I had three girls under 3 and a half. My 2nd and 3rd daughter are 17 months apart. When my girls were little I never realized that when they were babies and toddlers that they would be easy years compared to the teen years. I always believed that if you teach them when they are young they will fly straight when they are older.

My oldest daughter is now 21. She is in college and her major changes daily. Just joking. She will graduate with a degree in finance but will be continuing her education to become an event planner.

My second daughter just turned 19. She is in her first year of college. She hopes to become an oncology nurse.

My youngest daughter now 17 is a challenge. The moment she turned 12 it's like she became a different person. We have had more ups and downs with her than the other two girls. She is more likely to yell in your face. It's tough being a teen these days. More temptation. More peer pressure. The list is endless. I know I wouldn't want to be one.

We also have a 5 year old son. I'll save him for another post.

We have laid down the foundation work for our children. We have taught them right from wrong. It is now up to them to take the tools we have given them and do what is right. Mentally. Emotionally. Spiritual. Because at the end you just pray to God you taught them well.

Thank you for stopping in. Feel free to leave a comment to say hi.


Brittany..Following my Bliss said...

Just wanted to say hi and to tell you I completely identify with you. I am the mom of 5, my girls are 19,17, and 15... the boys are 13 and 9. My youngest daughter has also changed and I sometimes wonder what happened to my "momma's little girl". I thought the toddler/preschool years were hard, I had NO idea what was in store! :)

burgmom said...

Hi! I am so glad someone else understands. Most of my friends had their kids in their 30's and only have small children. They think its hard chasing after toddlers and pre-schoolers. It's hard for them to understand these are the easy years. LOL. Thanks for visiting and saying hi!

Robin said...

I also have to say that I can understand what you are going through. I have two girls who are 19 and 17, and three boys who are 14, 10 and 8. My oldest is my most difficult, and my oldest son is just like her. I keep telling my sister that I can't handle another teen like her. But I guess I don't have a choice! What's really funny is that both of my difficult kids are just like my husband. I tease him about it often. I was very quiet, compliant, etc. as a teen and I never imagined I would have such a difficult teenager. She's been that way since she was two, lol. Thanks for sharing about your family. It's always nice to know I'm not alone.

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

Great post! I am now following your blog from KK :-)

burgmom said...

Robin~My youngest daughter is so much like my husband. I think that's why they have a tough time getting along. LOL. I was quiet as a teen also.