Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Invasion of the Body Snatchers


Yes, my kid, who now wants me to refer to him by his name, Sam,is missing in action. Oh, I remember him. A sweet, compliant, honor student who said, "Yes, ma'am" when I called his name is gone from our house. In our version of "Invasion of the Body Snatchers", we find this wonderful child replaced by this venomous creature, who mopes in a millisecond. It appears that there is not enough space in this house to accommodate our family and all his hair care products. While at the pool last week, he kept asking me, "What's up?" all in an effort to get my MIRRORED glasses facing his direction so he could check his reflection.Never having to deal with this before (mother of all boys), I am ill-equipped with this sudden stage of vanity. Last year, we couldn't get him to take a daily shower. This year, he's showering twice a day. And the diets...well, not a real diet, per se, but he went from eating everything in sight, to one helping of the main course and complaining about his abs. Sheesh....

I have been told by my friend Martha to pray diligently and hang on tight. At 13, it's just the beginning. And experience tells me she's right.

7 comments:

thislittlepiggy said...

My daughter Sweetums will be 13 in January. I think the Invasion has begun here as well. I don't know whether to laugh or cry. ;o)

Gina said...

I'm with you all the way. Gemma is 13 and is a nightmare at the moment.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Deb Geyer said...

Teens; don't you love 'em?!!

Katie said...

Oh my the memories! LOL I'm sure you'll both come out of it alive. Somehow. :-)

Jo said...

Ohhh No..

I thought that we were the only one's effected by this. They snatched our 14 yo granddaughter last year. If you find where they are hiding these bodies please let me know so we can go and reclaim our Britt.

Debra said...

Oh Boy! and just think, when you get through this son's teen years you have another boy right behind him! LOL!

swooze said...

Oh gosh I guess I am lucky as this was delayed until just last month and my son is 15. The vanity piece. The raging hormone was within the past year coinciding with high school. I wish you the best!