Thursday, March 22, 2012

You mean you can catch it?

I think that it's entirely possible that Husband and I have succumbed to some sort of infectious...something. I blame Oldest, Middle, and Youngest. Two teens and a pre-teen.

For the most part, The Three are easy-going, polite, and even-keeled. In fact, they are a lot of fun. But they are also victims. They have been unable to completely escape the grasp of hormones and random moodiness and the occasional bout of surly almost-but-not-quite-over-the-line bad attitude. Thankfully it's not frequent or even even common.

But I'm afraid it might be catching.

I came home to find Husband in a funk. He couldn't quite put his finger on why, but he was definitely not himself. He was quiet and almost withdrawn. He couldn't make a decision and wasn't really interested in being cajoled out of whatever state he was in.

And now I find myself sitting here, sighing. Not quiet, relaxed sighing. Nope; the over the top, I-can't-believe-I-have-so-much-to-do, why-me kind of sighs. You know the one. Especially if you have a teenaged daughter.

So Husband and I find ourselves pondering what on earth is happening to us. The Three did not come with a manual, and up to this point, we feel that our on the job training has gone fairly well, with only a few bumps along the way. But no one told us that the moods and feelings and angst of adolescence might be catching.


  1. That 'come without a manual thing' very true. And teens is the time we need it! we have two teens and a 12 year old at the moment. Laughter at the ridiculous is often helpful - frequently facilitated by trendy knock knock jokes.

  2. I guess parenting goes both ways! You rub off on them and perhaps they return the favor. Here's to hoping the funk has passed tomorrow!

  3. Hang's a ride and I'm sure there's a curve up ahead. Maybe Saturday will be magical. :)

  4. Sorry for your 'sighs'. I've been there in the past & sometimes I just ignored the behavior so that at least in my eyes it wasn't there. It was hard to change immediately anyway, so better to go on about your business & hope a new day is a 'new day'.

  5. I find it so difficult to write when I am in this sort of funk. You are a writing queen for tackling it head on! You even came up with a humorous angle: adolescence might be catching. I love it!