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05 January 2010 @ 07:29 am
To Whom It May Concern,  
Whoever is responsible for abducting my sweet, sunshine-y nine year-old and replacing him with this new moody, recalcitrant, pain in the ass model, would you kindly make the switch back? The heaving sighs, bad attitude, rolling eyes and general air of 'I hate the world' is getting old. Fast. I fear if the other version doesn't return soon, Mommy may snap off.

Thanks ever so much,

Carrie (Who is dreading being the mother of a middle schooler, if this is any freaking indication of what it's going to be like.)
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dragonsangel68: Button - I'm smiling that should scare ydragonsangel68 on January 5th, 2010 01:50 pm (UTC)
I'll swap you! You can have my fourteen-year-old with PMS and I'll take your moody nine-year-old *g*
Carrie Leigh: the queen is not amusedcarrie_leigh on January 5th, 2010 01:52 pm (UTC)
I used to think that the 15 year-old girl was the worst thing in the world (given my experience in teaching high school). I think I might have been wrong. He's moody and grouchy and is in a bad mood for no reason and won't tell me WHY. It's infuriating!
dragonsangel68: Ewan Buggerdragonsangel68 on January 5th, 2010 01:56 pm (UTC)
This has, presumably, started since he returned to school? I'd look there first - perhaps his teacher might have an idea of what's going on.

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it doesn't really get any better *pats* I know with Mitch, he'll eventually tell me what's bothering him, but only after being moody and just plain horrid. The girls are different - if something is bothering them then the whole world knows exactly what it is and how they feel about it.
Carrie Leigh: bitter lemonadecarrie_leigh on January 5th, 2010 01:58 pm (UTC)
It's been happening gradually for some time.

I'm just praying HARD that it doesn't get worse.

(And your girls sound like my husband. I know every feeling that he has every moment that he has it!)
dragonsangel68: Hugsdragonsangel68 on January 5th, 2010 02:02 pm (UTC)
Oooh that's not good then. It's a bit early to be blaming hormones or the like, so it must be something bothering him.

I hope you work it out sooner rather than later!

Have you thought about just having a little time with him on your own? I always find it amazing how much kids will open up when it's just the two of us.

Got to love those who wear their hearts on their sleeve ;)
tracyj23: Cartoons - B&B - objects not cuddlytracyj23 on January 5th, 2010 02:55 pm (UTC)
Boys can definitely be as moody and difficult as girls - my 11 year old went through a phase somewhat like that when he was around 9 too. I'm a firm believer that you can get through it, provided you handle them correctly. Treat them badly because they're acting up and you'll only get worse behaviour. You have to spend lots of time alone with them talking it out and making sure they understand that NOT talking isn't acceptable and that ruining others' lives because THEY have a problem isn't acceptable either. You have to be firm but loving. It's a tough balance sometimes.
Elle Blessingway: Apocalypse Pluralelle_blessing on January 5th, 2010 03:51 pm (UTC)
I'm afraid it's only just begun *pats*

on the bright side, at least you don't have girls. They're (we're) all that *and* bitchy.
Leigh: I bitchleigh_adams on January 5th, 2010 04:48 pm (UTC)
My brother's like that a lot. He used to be so sweet and angelic-looking, with his white-blonde hair and cherub cheeks. Now he's all moody and "I'm too hot for this town" and "all the girls want me because I'm that awesome.". Sixteen year-olds SUCK.

I just like to occasionally remind him that he is neither too tall or too fast for me to catch him and smack him. I don't recommend that approachn though. (He hits back).

*hugs* G'luck!
O Demanding One: *Winter: Pitiful Roo & Tiggerheyurs on January 5th, 2010 05:03 pm (UTC)

Aw! I don't know WHY they have to grow up.   :/


Middle school SUCKS.   *sigh*

seegrimseegrim on January 5th, 2010 11:00 pm (UTC)
Seriously, Carrie? Welcome to my life. I think you'll be okay, though. You can do it. :)