Thursday, March 3, 2011

One of those days, weeks, months or years

The last few weeks have been tremendously hectic and crazy not only at work but at home too. You know the saying when it rains it pours? Well it is pouring in my life right now and soon to be flooding me out. I think I may be on the verge of a mental breakdown.

Work is and always has been crazy but it seems to be getting more so. But that is typical of a service industry that I work in so no big deal.

Home life is just insane with two kids that don't seem to want to do what they need to, i.e. chores, picking up after themselves, general up keep of their rooms. I have one who thinks he can do whatever he wants and gets angry when he gets caught and then things get taken away from him. He is not making good or right choices in life and I don't know how to help him. He hates seminary, church and life in general. We give him a little freedom and he goes hog wild. One thinks that he can just do as he pleases because in the eye of the law he is an adult but he is living in my home and can't seem to understand that when you live in someone else house you need to abide by their rules and regulations especially when you are not paying room and board. How do I get them to understand my perspective on things and not have an anxiety attack that I am on the verge of having???

Bueller, Bueller, Bueller.


  1. Okay, I don't have teenagers or young adults yet, but I did have rebellious brothers. If your older son won't respect your rules, he should either pay rent or find his own place to live. Tough Love, Julie! Don't you let anyone walk over you. You set the boundaries and hold firm. As for your younger son, I think you just do the best you can, keep praying, try to bring the Spirit in to your house, and eventually he'll come around. I was a horrible teenager myself, but with the right foundation I came around. Unfortunately, some of us need to go through something awful before we learn to appreciate the good things in life. Hang in there!

  2. It sounds like one of them and I need to have a little chat.....You just tell me what's up and I'll whip 'em into shape for you! I've got your back Julie!