race and family
in a small northern town.
Friday, October 15, 2010
I am at a loss of words and really am in no mood to offer any advice except to say that parenting is HARD WORK. There is the type of exhaustion that comes from two toddlers that are inquisitive and active and don't sleep very much.
There is the type of exhaustion that comes from teenagers making stupid decisions. Decisions that affect themselves, and others. Decisions that hurt themselves, and are hard to watch and worse to be involved in.
And then there is the type of exhaustion that comes from quite honestly not knowing if you can survive the trials of raising them to adulthood. Maybe I wouldn't be so tired if I didn't love them so much but loving them any less is not an option.
Parents of teens (or adults) I am looking for advice. How did you stay sane through the crazy years? Right now, sanity seems like a far off dream and a laughable goal.