You know how you have days where you think you will never succeed at being a parent ?? (I hope that’s not just me….) You wonder if you are raising your children to become responsible, successful adults?? Maybe only parents of teens have these issues. Anyways, last night our dog (who stays in her kennel outside) was going crazy barking…woke us up around 1:30 a.m. She just kept going on and on so Alan crawled out of bed, looked out the windows and seen some kids running through our yard–no wonder she was barking like crazy. They were apparently running from the cops who caught up with them at the corner. About 10 minutes later the police are parked in front of our house with a car of teens pulled over—why, why, why must they leave those damn flashing lights on in the middle of the night. Alan ended up going out and getting the dog and bringing her in so we could go back to sleep. (I really need to get darker blinds on my windows so those flashy lights don’t come through)
This morning I’m telling my 17 year old son about the excitement last night (yeah, not much goes on around here…having the popo wake you up at 1:30 is pretty big news, i know…we lead a very charming life-lol) and he says “It’s probably from the neighbor 2 houses down, they are always having parties” I did not know this, but apparently this is not the first time the cops have busted up a party there. He goes on to say that “I’m invited to parties there all the time and I tell my friends you probably don’t want to go there, you might want to stay away” Oh my, great big hugs to my son!!! I’m so very proud of him. Years of teaching have been put to the test and he passed with flying colors.
For any parents struggling with raising your teen, hang in there…moments like this make it all worth while, because its usually not all sunshine and roses. These moments are rare, like Bigfoot sightings, but wow, when it happens you’ll be thrilled.
Hope you have a great Sunday!