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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Hello all,
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!

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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    You never stop worrying about your kids!

    Pick your battles...I found calm talks worked better than screaming
    (teenagers think they know everything)

    Sounds like you have a couple of good kids, and your son is experimenting with his new freedom...maybe he should ride his bike to work at 5am?
    2458 days ago
    this, too, shall pass, momma...
    enjoy the wine, and your 2013 "vaca"
    2459 days ago
    omyeffin word!
    It doesn't get any easier, does it?
    He absolutely will learn from his mistakes-
    he must and he will-
    you must sometimes suffer the consequences as well!
    Been there- done that!
    2459 days ago
    Sorry you are going through this tough time. I'm sure your son is a wonderful young man. He's just learning some lessons the hard way. You did a great job nipping it in the bud getting on line and configuring a better schedule.

    You are doing a great job and everyone will get through this.

    2459 days ago
  • CAROL_31649731
    That's a tough one. You certainly need to cut yourself a break . . . he will get there one his own (and be stronger for it). You're a good Mom--guidance and understanding is all you can give them once they reach a certain age. emoticon emoticon
    2459 days ago
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