Monday, September 01, 2008

Home again, home again, jiggity jig

So I still have my eyebrows. I sat on my hands quite a bit.

The trip though? Not so good. Let's just say we came home two days early.

My parents would have enjoyed a visit with just Kiel and Rich. Me and Noah, not so much.

We don't see eye to eye on how we are raising/disciplining Noah.

I think he scares them.

I need to vent a little. If you'll indulge me I'm going to share some of my thoughts from last week over the next couple days. I had my laptop with me so I did a bit of writing while we were driving.

So, with that in mind, I think I'm going to make this a week of messed up mother and/or father and daughter posts. If any of you want to share and make me feel a little less alone, feel free to do so in the comments or send me an email to post.

Part 1 coming soon.



  1. I left home at 18 to join the Navy and I am now 29... Married for five years and have a four year old. My mom and I don't see eye to eye on many things especially kids and religion. I sometimes think my mom thinks I am still the same person I left home as... which who is the same at 29 as they were at 18? I am always the one who goes to visit and leave early so I am on strike from visiting... just made it one year today. I still call often and my son chats with my mom and dad but if they want to know me they need to make and effort not the other way around. As you can tell I have a lot of issues with this topic and I can't wait to hear your story... you are not alone.

  2. I'm so glad you're back! I'm even more glad you still have eyebrows. I can't believe that people feel the need to lessen what you do as a parent, the sacrifice and love given for each child. You don't get to judge just because you don't get it. You LOVE, damnit. You do it wholeheartedly.

  3. Welcome home! Parents! eh, nough said, I completely understand. The inlaws we rarely talk to and my parents drive me batty at times.