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screaminghollow    Posted 09-19-2003 at 00:56:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well the Mrs. had a lot of pain Tues nite and I tool her to the ER after a little arguing. (she didn't want to go ) Seems her gall bladder didn't agree with what she'd been eating and swelled up to twice it's size. Dr. took it out. So while I been at the hospital, and Isabell is paying us a visit, she called the 15 yr old and told him to make sure the goats were put in the barn. I got home late tonight and heard a terrible rucus in the barn. Seems he is going out of his way to do a little as possible. Goats were in the barn alright but not in the stalls. He just shoved em in the barn and closed the door. Twenty-two goats in my work area, in the hay loft, in the feed room etc. Knocking stuff over, chewing on the Mrs' saddle, etc. He said he couldn't get them into the stall. I asked if he considered using a scoop of sweet feed? "Why?" he asked. I'm half tempted to shove a goat or two in his bedroom when he goes to school next week. To top things off, this kid made spaghetti for dinner, but just enough for himself and none for his ten yr old sister. She at least made herself something in the microwave. So I changed and went to straighten out the barn mess. When I got back, the ten yr old had made a sandwich and some cup o soup for me. She also had tried to clean the living room. When the older one turns 16 in January, guess who isn't going to be driving?

cowgirlj    Posted 09-19-2003 at 07:24:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]
LOL. Sorry for laughing, but the picture of 25 goats in "barn" heaven is just too funny. I can imagine all of them strewn all over in various places, chewing on something and freezing with that dumb..."whhhut" I'm innocent look on their faces that goats seem to get.
Someday this will be a family funny to share. The best you can hope for is that one day, the boy will have a boy...just like him!

Hope the Mrs. is doing okay.

bob ny    Posted 09-19-2003 at 07:20:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
MY OPINION kids are not born with a lack of responseability they are taught it by their parants i notice the difference between my kids and grandkids and greatgrandkids

Newgen    Posted 09-19-2003 at 06:03:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thank you everyboby for sharing your teenager horror stories-and also thank you Jimbob for letting us know there is a light at the end of the tunnel. It made me feel a lot better!! My 17 year old son makes me understand why tigers eat their young!!

Jimbob    Posted 09-19-2003 at 05:46:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Teenagers usually have no depth in thought. Boys are worst. Thus, they only perform what pleases them. No one else is included most of the time.

They usually change when they become adults.

LH    Posted 09-19-2003 at 05:29:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sounds like my 10 year old, he isnt a bad kid but he has to be given specifi directions for each and every step of any task or oyu can forget it. and if he is unsupervised ya might as well just do it yourself

Salmoneye    Posted 09-19-2003 at 05:35:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
One boy is worth half a man...

Two boys are worth less than that...

I knew...    Posted 09-19-2003 at 02:28:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
I liked you...

My sister has been having a bout of lip from her 12 year old son lately...She went in his room and cleaned it out the other night...Took his computer, stereo, BB Gun, and just about anything else she could find that was 'fun'...He is on short rations till Thanksgiving I think LOL


Cindi    Posted 09-19-2003 at 03:15:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Most folks around here know the trials and tribulations of Jake. The boy by hisself is enough to make a nun use filthy language. I'm no nun.

I've got three of the nasty critters under my roof. Jill, the one who knows all and speaks all but somehow by the time it leaves her brain and reaches her mouth it has turned to utter bullshut, Jenny the one who never says anything positive and has never willingly done anything helpful, and Jake, old belzebub hisself.

That sounds exactly like something Jake would do. The other day he had to move the tractor between pastures, going through two gates in the process. He only closed one of them after he went through so we ended up with goats and pigs mixed in together. Was caught with another kid on his three wheeler with him, can't be on time to save his life, and although he has been told repeatedly not to, will use the washer and dryer to wash one pair of jeans (his own) and will walk past a mound of laundry and not add anyone else's clothes to the load. I'm going to stop, there's really not enough room here, and if I go on too long I'll have to go yank him out of bed and whup his butt just for principal.

T.Sherman    Posted 09-19-2003 at 16:26:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Ms. Mouser. Surely you must be joking about your youngsters. If not, some things are better left untold. We have a 16 yr. old son that does well in school, plays sports,, and quite active in other endeavors.He seem happy and well adjusted and able to deal with the problems of growing up. He is a boy and we expect him to do some irrational things, but he is developing into a well liked young man in our community. It has not been easy all the time but our efforts seem to be producing results. If your reply was a joke I fail to see the anything funny and if it is an accurate description of your situation, you get no sympathy from me.

No I am not joking,.....    Posted 09-20-2003 at 07:07:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
I just touched on the highlights, and I have gotten by quite well and will continue to do so without your sympathy, but thanks for lettin' me know that it is not available so I won't worry myself sick over it.

Jake is a handful, no two ways about it. If there was an olympic medal for misbehavior I would have to say he is going for the gold. I'm glad things are going so well with your son but we are not all so lucky. I have to assume that you are basically saying I must be doing something wrong, I'm glad you have a wonderful relationship with him and everybody in town likes him, that's just peachy, but all I can tell is that I do the best I can.

I hope one day I will be able to say the same about my son, most people do like him very much, but they don't have to live with him or stand over him to get his homework/chores done. I have faith that he will one day mature and all the things he has been taught will come home to roost and our relationship will improve, in the meantime I just make sure he knows I love him and will continue to be the thorn in his side until he straightens out and flies right, and try to find the humor in the situations that he presents.

Pitch    Posted 09-19-2003 at 05:18:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
They all must be the same. Yesterday the youngest got braces on. (like I had an extra $3000.00 just laying around)she was not supposed to get them til Oct but the dentist had a cancelation so she went unexpectedly. She asked her sister Miss Gloom and Doom personfied to turn in a math assignment for her. She was told no. I ended up giving G&D a direct order to do it or there would be Heck to pay. School is closed today and there is a major argument about who's turn it is to wash dishes and vacum. And then they are upset becaus I am a miserable prxck all the time.

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