My Daughter Made Me Cry Today

Killing her is not an option, but a thought. Retail therapy is the only cure.

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  1. Yes, absolutely go shopping. You’ll feel much better.

    Kids can be fun, can’t they?

  2. Buy something she wants for yourself. *wide and evil grin* And let’s not forget something wildly inappropriate that she will be completely embarrassed to even know inhabits your closet. And I hope you told her that when she has children just like her, you will laugh and laugh and laugh.

  3. Buy something she wants for yourself. *wide and evil grin* And let’s not forget something wildly inappropriate that she will be completely embarrassed to even know inhabits your closet. And I hope you told her that when she has children just like her, you will laugh and laugh and laugh.

  4. Beat her to within an inch of her life? Unless you have a ruler than measures within smaller increments.

  5. Was she at all sorry that she made you cry? Not even later, when she calmed down?

    *rolls up sleeves and prepares to come on over and give Miss Demonic a resounding slap for making her Mum cry*

    Love can be hard. 😦

  6. I think she was sorry later. She is always telling me how in 24 days she will be 18. So I told her when she is 18, she should surrender her car, her house keys and her cell phone and marry her boyfriend.

    That shut her up.

  7. That woulda shut me up too.

  8. If you ever need a substitute response, may I suggest, “and how many days after that will you start acting 18?”

  9. Just before my girl friend (now my wife) turned 18, she got in a big fight with her mother. Up to that time, I had been very polite to her mother. On that day, I also told her mother what I thought of her. We stormed out of her mother’s house. Having no other place to go, we went to my mother’s house.

    That evening, her mother and her older brother came to my mother’s house and knocked on the door. They dragged the future Mrs. Random out of our house kicking and screaming. I thought it was like a scene from a bad melodramatic Italian movie. (My wife’s family is not Italian, though.)

    As soon as my wife to be turned 18, she moved out, got a job as a file clerk and a very cheap apartment.

    She didn’t speak to her mother for several years. Later, her sister arranged for her mother and the future Mrs. Random to meet at sis’ house, where everybody pretended nothing had ever happened. We were married not much later than that with her mom in attendance.

    When her mother was terminally ill, my wife flew down to the California high desert to spend time with her mother. Her sister only lived a few miles away, but never went to visit her mother as she was dying. There was a lot of bad feeling in that family, though my wife is now on perfectly good terms with both her brother and her sister.

    So far, we’ve never had any such scene with our daughter. She had been born when my wife was 19 and I was 22. When we were driving our daughter to her first college, she suddenly said, “When you were about my age now, you were pregnant with me. I can’t imagine being pregnant right now at my age.”

    “That’s just fine.” we said.

    The “worst” thing she ever did to us was tell us she was “engaged” to her [female] college roommate (from college #2).

    We said, “If that’s the worst thing you can do to us, that’s fine. We can deal with it.”

    Although our daughter (physically) can’t have children, we were a little surprised how much she delights in being a “co-mom.”

    There you go.

  10. You should have copied your remark and posted it as a blog post! What a story.

    My daughter is a fine young woman. She is not very mature. She’s also quite self-absorbed and spoiled. The spoiling is my fault, as well as Mr. Demonic’s, but I don’t think either one of us had anything to do with her selfishness. She’s the baby. She also is “in the shadows” (if you listen to Tom Allen on CBC you would know what I mean) of her older brother.

    It’s a funny thing about teenage girls and their mothers. There’s usually some kind of drama. Could be because one is full of estrogen and the other is losing it. My niece was mad at her mother between the years of 15 and 30. She changed her mind about my sister right as she was having her own baby.

    You’re lucky that you had such a good relationship with your daughter, RN. It happens, but it’s rare to find a family with such a tranquil teenager.

  11. Can I go with you? I have a teenager, too. A standard self-absorbed, spoiled model, but of the boy variety. I think I deserve some retail therapy, too…

  12. It was so hot, I settled for Internet retail therapy.

  13. I went to the mall and blew $60 that I don’t really have on a pair of shoes.

    Really cute shoes, though.

  14. I love cute shoes…

  15. Ms. Apnde,

    When my daughter was 17, she and her mom didn’t see eye to eye.

    Now that she is 25, they are tight.

    Dr. B

  16. Hope springs eternal, Dr. B…

    🙂

  17. My youngest didn’t hit her terrible twos til she was about five. So now that she’s about to turn 18, I’m guessing she’ll hit that rampage when she turns 21. So far, she’s been pretty good. Knock wood.

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