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Don't have teenagers! (vent)

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A) they don't listen
B) they don't respect your time

DS (17) & I made plans for today since his sisters are with my parents for the weekend & his brothers are with their dad. The plan was his friends come over Friday night for game night, 2 of the guys stay the night, we get up & they leave & he & I would go out to lunch. Not just some fast food place either! A really nice mongolian grill place. Then I would drop him off at my parents to mow & he would walk to a friend's house after. I would go to the store & then home to do laundry (had really hoped someone would say "hey I'm free let's do dinner" but that didn't happen).

Well friends came over, guys stayed the night, they didn't get up til noon, one left at 1. At noon I had to take my ex swimsuits for the boys. By 2 I was pissed- the otherr friend was still here! So I went to the store. I text my DS saying it was pretty shitty that he made plans with me but can't respect my time & that I had things to get done after we ate before I went to get his brothers. His reply "Hey Robbie is leaving now" & then "I'm going with him so I can mow & go to Dalton's" WTF??? Did he NOT get my text? So I replied "fine- then we aren't going to dinner" (mind you we were suppose to do lunch! And it's now 3pm!!)

So I get home & they are still there! DS asks if my mom left the money on the table (she was going to pay him for mowing). I looked at him & said "I told you the other day she forgot to leave it for you!"

So now I'm sitting here pissed & hungry! Too late for lunch, too early for dinner, & I still have more groceries to get (what I couldn't get at Aldi).
by on Jun. 22, 2013 at 3:09 PM
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by on Jun. 22, 2013 at 11:45 PM
Martini? Sorry he blew you off. :(
by Bronze Member on Jun. 23, 2013 at 2:49 PM

 I'm up for it too.  Yes, you could put out the word to your friends in the area and see who shows might be surprised.

Quoting CampClan:

LOL I have been wanting to go to this mongolian grill place & just talking about it with a co-worker made me think DS & I should go! He was all for it yesterday!

Quoting MrsBLB:

Sheesh!  I'd go with you if I could.   :)

Quoting CampClan:

Thanks! Now one of his friends said he thinks hanging out tomorrow instead would be a better idea! So right now DS is at my mom's mowing because the other friend & he decided to walk slowly to the friend's house! He should have been done mowing already & we could have been eating in a few minutes!

Quoting MrsBLB:



by Barbara on Jun. 23, 2013 at 9:11 PM


I hope today was better. 

by on Jun. 23, 2013 at 9:28 PM

 Mine is almost 15 and doesn't want to do anything with me unless one of his friends can go too. So we just stay home.

by Silver Member on Jun. 23, 2013 at 9:29 PM

It's why I do lots of reminders with mine. Of course, he's only 13 and if friends stay over I have to drive them home. **grin**

by on Jun. 24, 2013 at 9:11 AM

Did y'all get to go?

Quoting CampClan:

Well IDK what happened but the powers that be interceded! The ex text & said not to get the boys til 10!! So I text DS & asked about dinner. He said "sure I guess if you wanna"!

Quoting bizzeemom2717:

Hugs... Hang in there he will come back around

by on Jun. 24, 2013 at 9:12 AM
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Quoting boys2men2soon:

It is time like these that call the loudest for ICE CREAM!....preferably with Hot Fudge.

by Bronze Member on Jun. 24, 2013 at 1:47 PM
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With mine I used to just tell them okay fine stay home and eat what ever you can find. Then I would leave by myself. Only took a couple of times of being left out of plans that we had made before that attitude changed. Now that they are all grown and I am raising the 3 grandkids 2 of which are 14 they have tried that and got the same trestment. They don't like it because then I give them things like pb&j and soup or mac & cheese when they could've gotten to eat someplace nice or even at a fast food place that they like. 

I've been told I'm mean & too hard on them to treat them that way. I just refuse to be disrespected by a kid teen or not. 

by on Jun. 24, 2013 at 3:59 PM

 I feel your pain!  My kids have rejected everything I've suggested so far this summer.  I miss them.  They are 13, 14, 15.

You're not alone!

by on Jun. 24, 2013 at 4:01 PM
All of our innocent kids turn into teens. My 5year old is like a teen already
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