Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Disappointments of Parenting

Salinda and Jimmy are getting confirmed this weekend and I thought that it would be nice if as many of us could be together as possible. However, Kyle is too busy and too broke to come down. He can't afford to drive 75 miles.

It's a matter of priorities. I figured this out a long time ago. If a person says, "I don't have the time or the money" many times it is an excuse and it just means "it's not that important."

In addition, Salinda wanted JOhn home, but now she doesn't want to be home because she hasn't seen her boyfriend for two weeks.


Making any two teenagers happy at the same time is tough enough. And we have 8 of them. Not to mention 2 that are in their early twenties.

What were we thinking when they were all sweet and cute and under 12?


Lisa said...

God bless your soul Claudia (and Bart's). 8 teenagers is more than I can comprehend.

Angela :-) said...

I, too, figured that out a long time ago. In fact, I try not to say "we can't afford that" if, in fact, I mean "I choose to spend my money elsewhere."

Angela :-)