Friday, February 6, 2009

frustrated with highschool drama

I have often said that you couldn't pay me to go back to high school. The games people play--the selfishness--the CLICKS!!! So with the intention of never having to deal with all that nonsense again i am finding that it is much more painful/frustrating the second time around. It is harder watching your children go through it--watching them deal with the actions and choices of others.
I am also going to interject that i hate TEXTING!!! It has its good points, but kids DO NOT communicate with actual verbal banter anymore--and more often than not things are not communicated effectively or completely--thus adding to the drama.

From 4 o'clock on this afternoon became one of complete and utter frustration for me. It is a good thing that i cannot reach through a phone and wring someones neck. My phone died on me twice today--do you think i was on it just a bit? I have never fought my children's battles and it has taken everything in me not to intercede--and give my "what for" in this act of pure selfishness by someone who was supposed to be a friend of my daughters.....Now here we sit trying to figure out a solution to a problem that someone else created...

Then came the fun shopping trip (read in a large chunk of sarcasm) trying to find a jacket to make my daughters dress modest. I am so frustrated with what is available for our young women to wear--since when did the "STREET WALKER" look become mainstream fashion? It is hard to find dresses that are long enough to cover a girls assets. I am sorry but most girls DO NOT have the figure to pull this look off. Why is sooo much skin soooo attractive these days--why is it so much work to teach your daughters to value modesty--that their body is not for everyones show?AHHHH i could go on--but i will leave it at that tonight--I am sure i will return to this rant another day.

Then the stupid (dislike that word but i am frustrated) dog took off again. I don't know what has gotten into her--but i received that call while we were shopping and my phone wasn't working so hot--i could hear my hubby but he couldn't hear me--technology that is enough to really frustrate me when it doesn't work right. He called me back a few minutes later to let me know she was back--

I know things will look better in the morning--or will they? We still have to figure out all this last minute dance stuff....with all this drama it makes me wonder if dating is worth it---i don't remember it being this hard in high school.....


The Armstrong Family said...

Oh do I understand what you are talking about! Teenage Drama is for the birds! How can we veto it? How can we change it? Living in a bubble is NOT an option. I too am trying to figure out how to make my daughter's dress modest. It will cost me another $50 probably to have it altered! But I guess it's the price we pay to prove that their modest IS important enough to pay for. :>
"don't advertise what is NOT for sale" right?
I understand and sympathize with what you are saying here. :>

middle age mormon mother said...

I'm sorry for your frustration. I wish there were something I could do about it but... It would make life so much easier if we could just make all our children's choices for them and for their "friends" as well, but then how would they learn and what would we have to be stressed about. I wish it had turned out differently as well. What did she end up doing??