Sunday, November 01, 2009

You know you're cranky when... open your sons' door to say good-night and one says, "Speak of the devil!" and the other pops out with "Look, I can summon demon creatures!"

Was it the lecture on why I have to finish what I started (before someone takes the sorted clothes and puts them willy-nilly into the basket again)? or the comment about the boxer shorts in the middle of the living room floor?

I'm going up this week to see my spiritual director. I made an appointment to see my confessor, too. I think I'm in need of a time out!


  1. Awww.

    All moms kinda, sorta, probably have horns hidden somewhere under their hair (no matter how skillfully cut) once their kids become teens...

  2. The good news is that they made me laugh -- not a bad thing -- and someone did pick the boxer shorts up!

  3. LOL! Glad my own clever and in my face young man hasn't thought of those lines yet.

    My best friend and comadre and I were just discussing parenting teens and tweens, and being rather wistful about the other person's challenges as a change of pace....She gets surly silence from my introverted goddaughter and I get audacious lip from her extraverted godson!

    Praying for your sacred conversations this week.

  4. Yes, time out!

    The tags are good prayer notes.


  5. hmm, I thought you knew when a student says, "someone is in need of a jazz break" and you have to take a deep breath and not say anything when the truth is thrown in your face.

  6. Stratoz, there are lots of ways to find this out, better if they are tinged with a bit of humor!

  7. Love the demon creature line. I'm going to use that next time one of my little angels makes a nasty face at me. My sister has been known to ask, "Does your head spin around ALL the way?"