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In Parenting a Child: Karma Is Everything

highschoolFriday Brian came home with the information packet on High school  (you should now be able to hear a pin drop in my brain).

High school?

I was suppose to have all my shit together by now.  Just yesterday my son was 4 and hugging my leg – I swear.

I can tell high school is here.  Brian’s friends fill the house and I am inundated with sounds of rock from the 70s/80s/90s.  There are bags of different kinds of semi-healthy chips, keep-awake inducing video game drinks and shoes the size of medium size dogs strewn about the living room.

They walk places now:  to the video store, Rite Aid (an oxymoron by the way), Taco Bell, the basketball hoop up the street, the creek at the end of the street and up about the hill behind us.  Pretty soon they will take off on the city bus, then drive and off to college.  We can’t kiss anymore – only hugging – and this is a rare occasion, except when I give him money.  I know he loves me, this is part of the separation which is “teenage”.

He’s starting to like arguing with his dad and is almost as tall.  I am going to enjoy looking at him towering over his dad within the year.  Karma is everything.

Until next time-



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Catherine’s hopes to make this blog a safe place for thyroid sufferers to come laugh and share the funnier side of thyroid disease while raising awareness around the world. She is a published author, known for her humorous speeches on finding your dream life and blogging for fun and profit. Catherine writes about her dream life at, 8 Women Dream and several online marketing publications. She would also like to be invited to speak at TED about her observations. Catherine posts on M/W/F. Join me on Google+ rapieress@aol.com

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4 Responses to In Parenting a Child: Karma Is Everything

  1. BobG February 16, 2009 at 2:00 pm #

    High school?

    Well, now you can look forward to learning to drive, dating, out cruising with his buddies (also know as “We’re going to the library to study”), and giggling girls calling on the phone.
    Good luck.

  2. Three Bay B Chicks February 16, 2009 at 3:54 pm #

    Oh, Catherine, this post exemplifies everything that I fear about the future with my kids. Seriously. I don’t really worry about them growing up, but it is the teenage angst, the arguing, the stealing your parent’s car…you know, everything that I did as a dumb and naive teenager, that I fear.

    Why are we forced to pay for our sins? :)


  3. Nicole Feliciano February 19, 2009 at 11:21 am #

    Yikes, we are at the other end of the spectrum. My oldest just started preschool. My attitude seems to jibe with yours. Put the time in when they are young and will listen. I think (pray?) this parenting karma will come back to me when the girls are tweens and beyond. Thanks for the post.

  4. Catherine February 22, 2009 at 10:10 pm #

    Driving – that alone makes me shudder.

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