Saturday, September 12, 2009

Love Game

Here is Libby enjoying an afternoon snooze on the love seat.

Libby knows that daddy is not home so she can get away with this during the day today. I don't fret because it is leather and the hair blows right off.

Makes you jealous to look at her doesn't it?

So, my title 'Love Game' is not going to be about some twisted singles club hook-up like Lady GaGa sings about.

No, it is about life with an almost teen. My sweet daughter, Pumpkin, who is 12 1/2. Sigh.

Yesterday, I was the best mommy in the whole world. She couldn't sit close enough to me. We played UNO, we watched tv together, and since Hubby is gone, she insisted on sleeping with me.

I informed her that I would wake her at 10am so she could get up, relax, do breakfast etc, before starting her weekly chore. Cleaning the bathroom.

This morning I decided to be nice and let Pumpkin sleep in until 11am. After all, it was the stressful first week of school. A small kindness seemed in order.

As they say, 'No good deed goes unpunished.'

Pumpkin got up and ate breakfast and then I thought headed to the bathroom to start her chore, as I headed to the computer. Imagine my surprise a half hour later when I found that she was perched on the laptop in the family room instead. I asked her if she was on break. Oh no, the chore had not even been started.

Needless to say, I was NOT amused and sent her immediately to do the chore. NOW.

Thus, my new status as the most horrible mother in the whole world.

I am now being grumbled at and avoided.

What a difference a day makes!

Yes, life with (almost) teens are full of fun.

Like nailing Jello to a tree.

Well, this horrible mom has to go now. It keeps you busy causing teen misery! LOL

Or maybe I will join the dog!

be well...


Cathy said...

Little Pumpkin is 12-1/2?? Where does time go, Dawn? My granddaughter is ll, grandson 9. Feels like I was just 16 learning to drive, I blinked and my GRAND-children of all things are smiling out at me from pictures everywhere! Sounds like you 2 had a great time Friday, making treasured memories. And yes, I envy Libby - ah the dog's life!

garnett109 said...

I hated weekend chores

Marty said...

Hi Dawn,
The good news is, you'll be the best mom in the world again tomorrow. I'm sure of it!

Lisa said...

Nailing jello to a tree....that about sums it up for me! I would rather be on the puter than cleaning the bathroom too. :)
Love the pic of Libby, she looks sooooo relaxed.

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Coelha :B said...

LOL... Oh Dawn, this is only the beginning. You'll be okay though. I'll say a prayer. I don' think there are anything worse than teenage girls, personally-but they get better eventually..

Missie said...

Gettng our teens or almost teens angry with us is a right of passion for us parents! LOL

I think I need leather furniture! Libby looks so comfy!

Have a good week.

Traci said...

I hope you joined Libby! LOL I'm am dreading the teen years. My Bella told me yesterday that she wasn't wearing THAT because I picked it out. Excuse me?! You are FIVE! Lord bless me!!!! And you for that matter!

Beth said...

Ooo, you're such a big meanie! ;)