Saturday, December 28, 2013
I'm just cutting myself a break for the rest of 2013. I will continue with my exercise, hiking running, walking yoga and eating reasonably, but as far a alcohol intake goes...As I sit here reading and catching up, I'm on my third glass of wine.
Having the kids home is just too much for me to handle. My daughter is fine, However she is leaving for a 10 day course in Dominica on Jan. 2.
My son, makes me lose my mind. Yesterday, I got his grades from his first semester of college. Stellar performance...NOT. I knew the first semester was going to be hard for him but I didn't think he would flunk 2 of 5 classes! So we went online and configured a schedule with interesting classes, balanced each day and no classes on Friday and no classes before 11 am. Talked about organization, moderation and study skills. I know that most people would have had this talk with their child before they left for school, but my son has always learned best from experience.
Additionally, he got a ticket for possession of alcohol by minor and now has his license suspended for 30 days and on top of the $130 ticket he has to pay $175 to get his license reinstated. So even though he has a job and I have to drive him there. Today his shift started at 5am!
I have to remain positive and see the positives in this situation. I have to believe that he will learn from his mistakes and next semester will be better. What else can I believe?
Please don't get me wrong, my son is a great person, he is personable and respectful. Each and every adult he had encountered in his life has wonderful things to say about him. I truly believe that one day he will have a wonderful fulling life. But getting from here to there is a rough road!
We will all get through this!