After survivng one teenager,I had another child, and I KNEW what would happen! they say you forget the pain of labor. I never did , but somehow I forgot the pain of adolescence! (hers, not mine, although mine was no picnic either) My dear sweet, spacey , kind-hearted little girl has mentally gone into another room and shut the door. I am on the other side , knocking,"Remember me? I 'm the cool mom." I used to be fun, now I'm embarrassing, I used to be smart, now I am reeking of senility.
I have this theory. Maybe God uses brain tissue to make breasts. No, I'm not being sexist, hear me out. It only lasts for a little while, but in every young girls life that I have known, her insanity increases in direct proportion to her mammary growth. Then, after she has them for a year of so, the brain tissue moves up into her skull where it belongs & she is sane again! I am sure something analogous happens with boys, but I dont' have enough experience with them to know! Pulling my tongue out of my cheek, I have one daughter who was certifiablle for years & is now my dear friend.The other day she looked at me & said,"Mom, you are so much more fun now!" So I guess maybe one day I will not make Caitlin sigh patiently.
This is gonna be an interesting time of my life! Menopause & adolescence! there are just pink hormonal clouds all over this house...I think my husband's lactating!