UGH…….And after just yelling at my son to get the bus, I realized that I am struggling with something. I feel like that I have to micromanage everything my son does when it comes to responsibilities. I know he is a brilliant growing young man but I swear, unless I stand over him and remind him to do the simpler things, they DO NOT GET DONE!! Over and Over and Over again, for years now, I have been trying to get him to pay attention to the little things. He is ignoring me on really goofy stuff like flush the toliet, shut the shower curtain, pick up your wet towels and make your bed. Or, rinse your dishes and stop throwing clothes all over your room and pick up dog poop or take out the trash when it is overflowing. Instead, he shoves in the Fruity Peebles box and it hangs half way out of the can………. My son, does not back talk, and he does not get into much, if any trouble. He is very low key and did I say quiet? But what do you about someone that just will not follow the simple instructions in life without me micromanaging him and becoming a DRILL INSTRUCTOR?? HELP!!
I need some advice from Mom’s of Teen age boys. I don’t want to be emotionally angry at him for his apparent laziness. It sounds awful to say that about your child but SHIT! I mean, I get to spend at best, and hour a day with him, and that is usually right after everyone has gotten home after a hard day of working and school. So who wants to fight and bicker?????
Sometimes, I have to remind myself that he is at school interacting with a whole bunch of other energies but I am ready to resort to some type of consequence about our internal issue here at home. Anyone out there been through this? If so, take the wheel and send me some advice!!!