Saturday, March 4, 2006

Typhoon Megan

Megan, my 19 year old tornado who is turning into a typhoon is now home.  Dianna sent me this tag yesterday and fitting it was.  Spring break has sprung.  I was at work.  She had been home 7 mins...lol...7 minutes for the first eruption to occur.  Seems she wanted to take my car to Clarion which is 70 some miles north of here and along I-80 which is a west to east interstate across northern Pa.  She had a ride but nope, she wanted to drive also.  I don't argue with her; just reenforced the rules over and over.  Major attitude eruption.  The phone call actually came from Joey because he knew I wouldn't approve.  Her favorite word...WHY...came out in a superlong sentence of multiple WHY's.

Oh well, I got another phone call....this time no attitude and sweet talk.  Ok...she was up to something.  Her friend wasn't driving.  She was using the "butter up" Mom trick this time, and Mom gave in.  I did have some time to think over my original conversation.  She really didn't have a ride and has two very close friends who go to college in Clarion.  Compromise time, I suppose.  My major concern was that none of our vehicles are dependable anymore.  That's my fuss, not hers.  I'm being a little OCD about the cars right now because I can foresee some major repairs looming on the horizon.  Man, I wish I had been in Oprah's audience the day she passed out the cars (lol, of course, I would have had to spring for the tax on it.)

Megan is a rocky, rocky road right now.  I understand that completely because my oldest daughter, Becky, is now 25.  Her road with  me was rocky for years and years.  She has turned the bend.  Megan was never that way.  She came into her own around Thanksgiving break this year.  So, let's see....4 more years of this...I'm estimating based on Becky.  But, let me tell you, she has fully grown into a typical female teen and perfecting it.

Off I go in a bit to get my hair colored (now, you know stylists do not "dye" hair anymore....they color it). 

My BF and I went out last night and had a really nice evening together.  It's been a while since we've been able to get out due to illness, working, etc.  Tonight will be my quiet night at home sans those big kids of mine.  I want to read some of Sharon's picks since I haven't had time.

Have a great day all.....thanks for your wonderful comments about my being selected by Sharon.  I happen to believe that the journals in J-Land are wonderful because J-Land is full of some of the most wonderful people around.  Love you all!!!!!!

                                  CHRIS

13 comments:

jckfrstross said...

have a good weekend:)

Deb

dwhee70041 said...

Chris, My oldest son is 19.  Need I say more?  Hang in there!!!  David

queeniemart said...

My Megan is 17, hormonal, in love and impatient and whiny. She is also an emotional iceburg (since birth) with a biological sperm donor loser dad who hasnt called since 7/20/05. God help me. Sounds like you know all about it! I am glad you and the bf had a good time together yesterday. Enjoy your down time! Love,lisa jo

pennietoonz said...

Hi Chris.... Boy, I was off AOL for one day and I missed 3 of your entries! I`m all caught up now. How did your hair turn out, you gorgeous creature?? I know, don`t you love how they now "color" hair instead of "dye"..... and it`s no longer a "beauty parlor" but a "salon" etc etc.... lol
Glad you and the BF had a nice time. You both deserve it in the midst of all the craziness.
Corey will be home for spring break later in the month. I have the opposite problem than you with Megan....She doesn`t drive yet, so I have to be chauffeur or she has to rely on friends, or I have to hear how BORED she is. AAAArrgh!
Have a great weekend.
Love,
Pen
http://journals.aol.com/pennietoonz/PennysPlace

xxroxymamaxx said...

I can so relate to the teenager thing.  lol  She'll come around as you know they go through so many stages.  And I have 3 different stages going on in my house.  I read some of Sharon's picks as well.  Great ones too.  GBU, Shelly

lv2trnscrb said...

Megan's young brother, Matt, lives at my house. When you are ready, I'll be happy to ship him to you. His favorite word is "why" when I tell him he can't do anything. "They" (the experts) say its good for them to question because it helps with independence or something like that. Just drives me crazy some days. How long is spring break?

betty

helloimkara said...

Oh Chris!!!  I can't even imagine. Although my 25 yr old sister is a royal pain in the butt and I have to listen to screaming matches where she just lays into my Dad and he is so nice and patient with her! I just can't relate as I was never like that? You can adopt me and I wont give you any grief... since my own family is to busy to have time for me ;)

Kara

am4039 said...

I have a 19 year old daughter who is wonderful. She went through a bad time from around 14-18.  Now she is just a perfect angel.  But........I have a 15  year old girl also and oh boy,  she is driving me crazy. LOL.  I know I can get through this I have done it before.  So far my 15 year old boy doesn't act like his sisters he just acts his own way, LOL.

queenb8261 said...

Congrats on being one of Sharon's picks. I'm so slow getting around to looking in on everyone.  I wanted to peek in, meet you, say hello and invite you to stop by my journal sometime. I'll put on the coffee.  
I hear you about teenage daughters. I have 3 grown children. Our only daughter, Robin poor soul (lol) was the middle child and only girl.  She is about to turn 28 and she too has turned the corner...but I am afraid there may be a detour ahead.  I wait for it every day.  Boys are certainly a different species to raise!! She is doing great and as you know with your oldest, they DO break out of those eruptions sooner or later!  LOL
Nice meeting you and I'll try to drop in again soon.
Barb  

krspkrmmom said...

You just gave me a little peek into my life in about 10 years (maybe less).  Oy.  I absolutely love the tag...that so fits my daughter, and she loves Bratz.  Have fun with Megan...lol.

Annie =)

chat2missie said...

I would choose raising boys over girls anytime.  My 15 soon to be 16 in a month daughter has quite the attitude herself! LOl
Missie

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

I have been to Dianna's new journal and she is doing a great job.  Enjoyed your entry. Take care.  TerryAnn.

shayshaydc said...

I know the feeling when it comes to the attitude of girls!!! Too many harmones!!! LOL... http://journals.aol.com/shayshaydc/Golfaholic
Sharon:)