Tomorrow is going to be Jessica's last day of school
Doesn't she just look sooo innocent here? (wow the dog does too!)
I can't believe she is going to be a Junior. Time sure does fly doesn't it? Although sometimes not fast enough. Like today when I was doing the dishes. She came out of her cave to ask me if she could cut a class tomorrow so that she could hang out at both lunches. I'm like ummm no? don't think so. And of course she's all BUT MOMMMMMMMM everyone is doing it and it doesn't even matter since it's the last day of school and they don't even take roll!!!!! And I'm like yeah don't think so?!?!?!? We went back and forth a few times and she stomped off saying "I shouldn't have even said anything".
I'm not ready for that kind of attitude. She's pretty much a live by the rules kind of girl and I'm really not ready for that.
I totally remember being her age and cutting school. I used to go pick up my friend in the morning and we'd be all "should we go?" and sometimes we would turn and go to school. But sometimes we'd keep driving down the road and go off on an adventure.
And you know what happened?
Eventually we got caught and I had to make up about 27 cuts in one day of Saturday School (those are the ones I wasn't smart enough to "excuse"). Quite a light smack on the hand. I'm sure my grades suffered a bit too. But in the big picture when I look back? I just got a few funny stories to talk about with my partner in crime when we occassionally meet up and drink a bottle of wine.
So when things like this happen I'm always fighting with myself inside.
Follow the rules. Be straight. Walk the Line.
Bend the rules, get in trouble, maybe go down the wrong path or maybe not.
Being a mom sucks sometimes!! It's hard being resposible for someone else's life that they may or may not fuck up. Be too strict and they will rebel, be too nice and they'll walk all over you.
I think when you get pregnant instead of the What to expect when you're expecting book they should give you a "How not to fuck up your child" manual instead.
How about you? Are you the STRICT PARENT?Pin It