Does This Parenting Thing Ever Get Any Easier?
We got a note from the Middle School band teacher, informing us that The Girl is becoming a bit of a problem in class; apparently she and Kaz can’t stop chatting each other up and are disrupting the general learning environment, could we please take steps to correct this situation?
Let me think, hmmm, middle school girls….chatting in class…how unusual.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not condoning the behavior, in fact, The Girl got one righteous dressing down last night after I got the letter, but; you can’t really change the nature of a beast and girls are, by nature, chatty.
After our come to Jesus meeting, however, The Girl promised to do better. I promised to march my ass into that classroom to monitor her behavior if she doesn’t succeed in “doing better”, she burst into tears and accused me of trying to humiliate her which, kudos to her because I didn’t even know she knew the word much less the proper context in which to use it and, she stomped off to bed.
Status quo, maintained.
Some day, when she has an ungrateful, sassy daughter of her own (God willing), she is going to look back on this and realize that she was being a pill and that I was a perfect parent (ha!). She will then pick up the phone and call me to apologize for being such a beast to me way back in the seventh grade, she’ll applaud my handling of her and beg me to tell her how I got through it.
Now, if you will excuse me, I have to call my Mommy.