Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Placeholder Birthday Post

I was going to post something from my now sage vantage point in the temporal stream, but I'm a bit exhausted. Pulled an almost all-nighter last night getting RADZ to press (which included a complete re-layout), and after a lot of running around today with classic Van Halen blasting from the car, I took the kids to Pegasus for my birthday dinner. When we got home, Tyler put his foot in it, big time. I won't go into detail, but we're talking lying, dissociative behavior, and complete lockdown of privileges (including removal of computer from bedroom) until further notice. He's spending the night at my brother's, as is the result of these confrontations.

Counseling tomorrow - which is damn fortunate.

I don't like to go into too much detail with this stuff for obvious reasons. Suffice to say I'm not feeling as great about parenting now as I was just this morning.

A big thank you to all my wonderful friends and family who sent such amazing birthday wishes! With the aforementioned exception, it was a pretty good day.


Anonymous said...

Happy Belated Birthday!! I'm sorry that you've hit a snag with Tyler. My oldest son is 14 and we have days where...yeah. It's not easy!
Sending you good thoughts,

Ali said...

Happy belated birthday from me too.

I'm sure no-one ever told me just how relentless parenting was going to be and for just how long before I had children! Hang in there. Eventually even Tyler will turn 25 and have a mature brain and you'll wonder if it really was as bad as it feels now.


go_go yubari said...

Happy Belated Birthday, T!

And it grand to be, ahem, middle-aged :-)

Welcome to the club!