Welcome to a Saturday parenting post here at More Cowbell! All of you who hang out here know that Baby Girl is in the Terrible Two’s and some days I just want to run away.
However, I can always count on my pal, Gene Lempp to put things in perspective for me. He’s got FOUR daughters, which means things get pretty wild at his house. That’s a boatload of estrogen sailing through his living room each night.
The other day, several of us were having our usual Twitter frivolity and the conversation went like this:
Gene: Hi Jen Stop picking on August or we’ll have to pull the car over…
Me: @GeneLempp – Bahaha! I keep wondering if I’ll ever get to use that one with an only child… @AugstMclaughlin @TameriEtherton
Gene: @jhansenwrites Randomness is a good way to teach the child to think. You can use them all
Me: @GeneLempp – Gene, you are soooo bloggable! I love that sentence. Might make me drag my butt to the PC to post tomorrow.
Gene: @jhansenwrites *sounds of dragging a body across the floor* wink – Blog, baby, blog
Me: @GeneLempp – OK, o-KAY!! Guess my Saturday parents need to know that whether the kid’s puking or you’re exhausted, life MUST go on.
Gene: @jhansenwrites I have four girls and life NEVER stops. Ever. Yeah. Wait til she is old enough to discover friend drama…
Me: @GeneLempp – Not looking forward to teenage friend drama. I remember it well. Hated it the FIRST time around…
Gene: @jhansenwrites Just wait, teen girl drama is WAY MORE entertaining from the parent end (may be sarcasm in that statement)
Me: @GeneLempp – Thank GOD. Because it sucked from the teenage girl end. “So and so said that so and so…” #killmenow
Gene: @jhansenwrites Exactly, now you just have to sit through your daughter telling you the same stories… #killmenow
Me: @GeneLempp: For real?! The same stories are still in play? With the insane teenage girl shrieking giggles? *moaning* #killmeNOW
Gene: @jhansenwrites Yes. The. Same. Ones. Forever. In. Reruns. Reruns. Reruns…. #killmenow
Me: @GeneLempp: Crap, damn & double-damn. Totally was hoping for new material. Enjoy dinner..you’ve inspired me to blog. #killmenow
Do you have teens or almost-teens at home? Tell the truth: which is harder…toddlers or teens? Tired first-time parents MUST know these things here at More Cowbell!
Note: Since we’re on the subject of Gene’s turbo-awesome-ness, I wanted to let you know that The Bookshelf Muse featured him this week as a Writing Hero. It’s a great post – I recommend you click over there. Go, Gene!!!!