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The Trophy's on the Shelf

March 15th, 2009 at 05:10 pm

Tough love moved in with us yesterday, much to DD3s (17) dismay. I am sure in her eyes her dad and I have earned the most sucky parents of the year award. Tomorrow, I will be talking to my boss about changing my work hours so that I will be home in the afternoons with her to help keep her on track. This will mean arriving at work at 6:30am and getting off at 3:30pm. I am hoping he will be ok with this. I have a feeling he will be supportive of it. Our primary goal is to keep her focused on school and help her make better choices inspite of creepy bf's influence. Perhaps her not having a car is a blessing in disguise. Now there is no cell or internet either. sigh. Who is tough love harder on? If only our kids could see that we really do have their best interest at heart.

The hub has come around. He was not understanding the depth of concern for DD3 and was not being supportive. Unfortunately, an incident this week opened his eyes and we are now on the same page. A parental united front definately helps all around.

My mom found a great deal on London Broil steaks yesterday at $1.99 lb, so she stocked us up. These will come in handy for all of the bbqs we have with the kids.

I have to finish my final paper today as it is due tomorrow night. My last class is tomorrow night--and I wont be taking another class until at least September. This term was just too crazy with my mom, the changes at my job, DD3, etc. I am worn out and need a break from that added pressure. If my paper is good, I should be on track for an A in the class.

It is raining here today. We have more overcast, rainy days in winter than sunny days...and after a while it gets downright dreary. We did have two nice, warm sunny days last week...of course, days I was working!! Hopefully, there are more on the way soon!

Well, I am off to work on that paper!

5 Responses to “The Trophy's on the Shelf”

  1. oceansluver78 Says:

    good luck! maybe going in at 7am and only taking 30 minutes for lunch might be an idea as well.

  2. Thrifty Ray Says:

    that's a good idea my haste to come up with a plan, I hadnt thought of that...and I rarely take lunch breaks anyway, so it is definately doable. Thanks!

  3. Ima saver Says:

    Hope things get better for you Ray. I definately remember those teenage years and they were tough!!

  4. frugaltexan75 Says:


    Your daughter may be hating life right now, but in a few years she will look back at this time and be so thankful that you and her dad were so tough on her. I'm glad your dh is on board now too, and I hope your boss is willing to make the compromise for your work hours.

  5. baselle Says:

    Congratulations, you most loving sucky parent ever!

    Even when I was a teenager, I looked upon my teenage self and my peers and thought that we should all be locked up until the phase passes - kind of like in American Werewolf in London.

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