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Teenager and so it begins
Fast forward to two months after the thirteenth birthday. He is an official teenager. This just makes it easier for me, as mom, to say he is "testing the waters" of adulthood.
"Mom, it is Friday night, can me and my buddy go over to a friends for a while?"
"Sure, be home by 10:00 p.m."
"Why are the two of you back home, what happened?"
"I think he drank to much!"
Well, he certainly did. "What did he drink?"
"I am not sure but we had a fifth and I only had a couple of drinks."
"How much is left?"
Sent the buddy home.
I spent the next hour holding my son's head while he puked up everything he consumed, and then some. He passes out and the following hour was spent wiping the drool from his face and nose, keeping him from smothering in it. From there I checked on him every 15 minutes, until the breathing went from passed out drunk, to the normal breathing of sleep.
OK, I can check on him every half hour now. About 4 a.m. I finally fell asleep exhausted thinking that we would have a nice long chat tomorrow. The first deep down, nitty gritty talk, not the standard talk that every parent gives at some point.
Little did I know, it was the first of many more to come.
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There are a lot of pressures on teenagers these days for sure. So much media and influence, they can't seem to make up their own minds. Friends will still be the greatest influence on a teenager's actions though.
With my oldest I've had many nights the same as yours! My youngest two have been right there and seen it all! So my hope for them is seeing all of it will keep them away from it!! All we have is hope for better days!!
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