Friday, March 2, 2007

What's A Mother To Do? -The Continuing Saga

Twelve informed me this morning that we should have the meeting in our garage! She reiterated that she is walking home alone, and that she really, really, really doesn't want the girls in the troop in our house, and that I just don't listen to her. I told Twelve that I would not volunteer our house for anymore meetings. She said "I don't care, I don't want them in our house today either...let's just meet in the garage." I told her, "No problem, we'll meet in the garage." Twelve said "You're being sarcastic right?". I said "Right." All of this before 7am! I will be leaving soon to head over to her middle school to pick up the girls backpacks (they each feel like they weigh about 50 pounds!). Can't wait till Twelve walks out...should be interesting...I'm taking two Advil...wish me luck.

6 comments:

patches said...

Advil must be stronger than I thought! Twelve can be a vicious age. Remember how much pressure there is to fit in with other girls? She might be tuning in to the differences between her and them. She may be afraid the other girls will judge her differently after coming to her home....or she might just be hormonal. I would consider asking her what changed her mind about holding the meeting at your house. As always, good luck, Lynn,

meno said...

I wonder what happened to create such a drastic change.

One never knows with an almost teen. Don't try to figure her out either, it will never work.

Sending you some mom solidarity.

Patti said...

cheer up Lynn. This age is tough. If you can get through this in-between time you will reap the rewards of 16 and older...

The good news is your son will be much easier at this age.

Lynn said...

Patches - Advil helped...averted a major headache! The girls have been to the house before, so I know that she wasn't embarassed or concerned about their reactions...

Meno - She doesn't like the girls in the troop... Thanks for the mom solidarity.

Patti - 3 1/2 more years of this...yeow! Thanks for the good news about my son...I'll make sure he knows that!

Renee said...

Maybe a reminder of the Girl Scout Law..."Be a Sister to every Girl Scout." might be in order here. It wouldn't be very sisterly to uninvite everyone from the house for the meeting...or to make them sit in the garage.

Lynn said...

Renee - Thanks for the reminder about being a "sister to every girl scout"...I think that Twelve is unfortunately the hormonal sister.