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I think I need a break ...

... from the stress of raising a twelve year old boy!!!

The questions, the tears, the stress (his, not mine), the fears, the friends ... I could go on and on!!

But ... I should feel blessed! He talks to me about EVERYTHING!

And at his place at the kitchen table sits his bible and his devotion book. It could be so much worse!

Some conversations I need a strong cocktail to handle ... and some are just plain funny!

None of which I was ever prepared for when the stick turned blue ...

... and I am not sure I am ready now either!!!



  1. At least he is sitting at your table and wanting to share and talk you must be doing something right! Just remember these times will pass and quickly before you know it he will be moving out.

  2. That's the one thing about that wonderful relationship we have with our children - when they are open with us and tell us everything, we have to condition ourselves not to freak out! I can't tell you how many times I wanted to scream 'You did what' or 'they did what' or 'oh my gosh, that's horrible', etc. , but I knew if i did, they would never tell me another thing! Good Luck and Enjoy It.

  3. That's such a tough age to be. Keep up the good work, it sounds like you're doing an amazing job...that he TALKS to you is fantastic!!! :-)

  4. Gotta share with you Ms. Clutch, it only gets tougher! I promise that you two will become closer and it is the sweetest thing I have ever experienced! The love between and momma and her son is a gift. So treasure every second. Time goes by quickly and soon your 12 year old will be a young man who has graduated from high school and soon will be a college freshmen like mine!

  5. I've got 3 boys: 25, 20, and 12. I don't remember the older ones going through such stress as a 12 year old. One of our biggest problems is how other kids treat him; name calling. He left yesterday with youth group for a rafting trip. He had two friends going and they all seemed happy. I was relieved.

    For what it's worth, grab a Bible, read some Micheal Gurrin (The Boy Project), and keep some tequila handy!



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