Sick Day

I'm going to try my hardest to stay quiet and restful today. It's a sick day. 

It's been an exhausting week and at the center of it have been the trials of raising a strong willed and determined teenage son.

You rarely see teens blogged about on lifestyle blogs.  Always toddlers, or under twelves.
Their messy and trying is cute.
Teens' messy and trying is not.
How do parents survive these years with any sense of humor intact? 

 Then he gives me this. 

His high school poetry assignment.
A page from Napoleon.


Such complicated creatures.


Kickcan and Conkers said...

My almost 14 year old son has given me a bad day today,one of our worst I think. How nice to see this assignment, it's exactly the kinda thing he does, thank goodness!

elan said...

Oh, so nice to know I'm not the only one experiencing the intensity of this beast they call adolescence. What has happened with the world as we know it, right? But then there is always some beauty around it, if we are watching.

Kickcan and Conkers said...

Do you mind if I post this on my Tumblr?

elan said...

I think it would be ok.