Sunday, December 6, 2009

No matter what... I think the tween will always win!


I think I am going to have to be sent away to a camp that teaches parents how to deal with tweens. Now, that is a new term to me. But it is the ages from 8 to 12 years old. My Kyle is 9 1/2... going on being duct taped to the wall!

I just don't know when it happened. I am sure it was a gradual change, but I swear it just happened all of a sudden. He just woke up one morning and he had an entire attitude change... for the worse!

He is a back talker like no other... he will back talk a simple hello or good morning. He thinks he makes all the rules and he can do whatever it is he chooses to do. He believes that everything he wants he should be given to him right there on the spot. He also thinks that everthing that is in this house is his.

He came home from school the one day and I thought that there had to be a mistake! There was no one this was my son! He rolled his eyes at me... When I had asked him how his day was he told me OK... like he was a robot programmed to speak. Then when I questioned what he did at school... "I don't remember." What do you mean you don't remember, buddy? "it's called short term memory loss mom, geesh!" like a little smart mouth ass! It just got worse as the minutes passed by. He was a little jerk to me and even meaner to his lil brother!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Here's a little something to chew on....

So I have been thinking lately...shocker right... ha ha ha! Well, this has come to light with the increase in Christmas programs as well as watching Disney movies with the kids.

There is a study and debate over the increase in divorces over the past generation because of the "happily ever after" that Disney shows portray for girls to grow up with. The debate involved blaming the "happily ever after" endings to give girls the false impression that there is a Prince Charming and when you get married there will be a happy ending for all relationships; yet it is just setting up girls to grow up with ridiculous expectations.

Personally, I think that all people, women and men... should have great expectations for love and relationships. I also believe that the increase in divorces has a lot to do with the fact that women are no longer excepting defeat or expecting ridicule when they get divorced. Now what I mean by defeat is that when you are in an unhealthy marriage or have a cheating or abusive spouse (just to name a few issues that could occur) women (mainly) no longer feel they HAVE to stay married.

Well, those thoughts lead to why just blame Disney? I mean with the increase of Christmas movies I have seen over the past week, I have noticed just how happy the damned endings are. I mean... every holiday party has some mistletoe hanging where people meet and kiss and fall in love... blah blah blah! Um... I have never been to a Christmas or any other holiday party that involved mistletoe.

I watched this one movie, where this girl was so hard up for impressing her parents with a man... she kidnapped someone and took him to spend Christmas with her family. So after committing a crime and holding this man hostage for like a week or whatever... he falls in love with her. Doesn't press charges... calls off his engagement.... then finds his kidnapper and they live happily ever after!? Are you kidding me?!?!?!

I mean, come on! You can't blame one company for their happily ever afters... for starters they are freaking CARTOONS! without blaming all the damn happily ever after movies!

Those are my deep thoughts for the night!