Random Tuesday – Rough morning already

  • Teenage boys bother me. I don’t really know how to navigate this age; he wants freedom and thinks he knows everything – of course – and while I try to give him what he wants, he is being unreasonable about what we want, which feels minimal: skim the pool, pull weeds once a week, clean up your dishes after you make/eat dinner. My son has always been a pretty self-centered person so when he’s mad that I want him to make a huge box of mac and cheese for him and his sister, I get it. He’s bad at sharing, which is funny considering he’s the oldest of three. But these days, I feel like he and I don’t know how to get along with each other and I don’t know how to fix it either. For now, I’ve added a late lunch to our calendar and hopefully he’ll want to go. That used to be something we did often. I can’t really do it until May but still. Maybe it’s a start.
  • I know it’s not THAT close but we only have four more weeks of Session and I’m already daydreaming about the couple days I’m taking off then and the afternoons I plan to recoup. One thing I have got to do is run. I am missing that high I get from the physical exertion. I enjoy walking and I know that helps but nothing gets me going like a run; by myself, music blasting in my ears.
  • I had never seen the 1992 Francis Ford Coppola Dracula before last night and I see why: it ain’t good! Some of the practical effects were pretty decent but man, loose story-telling, not enough emotion, and honestly, Keanu Reeves is NOT a good actor! His magnum opus was Bill and Ted and what does that really say?
  • It did, however, make me want to go back and watch Interview with the Vampire, which I do remember being good but maybe it was Brad Pitt’s 90s era hotness that I’m remembering?
  • Feeling kind of creative today; maybe I’ll actually try to write something of substance. Nah, I’ll probably just write fanfiction. No shame in my game.

6 thoughts on “Random Tuesday – Rough morning already

  1. I’m not sure Keanu Reeves is the best actor. I saw those red pill/blue pill movies. Just so I’d know the reference. I liked him in Something’s Gotta Give, and The Lake House. Mostly, I hear he’s such a nice guy, I guess I’m generous about his work.

  2. p.s. My son got worse in college than in high school and we still butt heads. We are a lot alike in some ways. My daughter and I get along great, but she’s not as much like me. Since my mom and I didn’t have the best relationship as I grew up, I was worried about having a daughter, but it’s been the reverse. Sometimes I have to let my son have it a little. He’s still a late bloomer though he’s got a really good job and just bought a house. He’s very undemonstrative except for complaints about things or not committing to gatherings. Hang in there. He IS getting better. All the time.

  3. I remember our kids being a little difficult the closer to finishing high school. Someone told me it is nature’s way of making us glad when they go off to college hahaha! Now that our kids are 36, I enjoy hanging out with both of them.

  4. We treat our parents that way, then they treat us the same way and at some point he’ll be complaining about the same thing and you can just smile. I so remember.

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  5. I remember butting heads with each of our sons when they were teenagers. They think they know everything, and we know they don’t. Each of mine are nice guys now – to me anyway.
    I’ve never seen Keanu’s Dracula. I agree, he’s not a particularly good actor, but seems like a good person.

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