Sunday, November 01, 2009

You know you're cranky when...

...you 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!

7 comments:

  1. Awww.

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

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

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  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.

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  4. Yes, time out!

    The tags are good prayer notes.

    -Katherine

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  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.

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

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  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?"

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