What is it about teens and drama? I have 3 teens and there is always some drama with at least one of them. And…They…Are…Boys. Yes, you heard me right, boys, all of them. I only have one daughter, she is 9, and her drama has already started, but that is another story for another time.
Drama is defined as…any situation or series of events having vivid, emotional, conflicting, or striking interest or results, as well as the quality of being dramatic. Well yes that about sums it up doesn’t it!
My boys can be involved in any number of dramas at any given time. For instance, one of my boys is friends with mostly girls…shocker huh, and he will come home and share the drama of the day from school. So and so said this, and then so and so did this, mom it was so frustrating, I just wanted to do this….etc, etc, etc. This one likes to think he is a ninja and will often say things like this. If I was so and so, I would jump up and do a blah, blah, blah type move on them that would totally take them out!
Then we have another type of drama, it is usually centered around L, who happens to be a girl and a member of our family. My oldest son is best friends to his 1st cousin L, they were born 6 weeks apart, and are like 2 peas in a pod, and L will call and tell my son all about some guy she likes this week. This will inevitably lead to a barrage of questions, like, who is he, where does he go to school, is he involved in church…etc. Then about a week later another phone call ensues to tell my son that this boy did something to make L mad and now L doesn’t like him anymore. Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah!
The other type of drama we have around here is Laundry, Dishes, and Dog duty, this is usually because the boys have not done their jobs well. Yes my boys do the dishes, laundry and dog duty; it has been a requirement since mom got sick 9 years ago. I do help out with other chores, especially now that I am in remission and getting my energy back.
This type of drama is extremely frustrating to me as a mother. Here are some of the things they will say to me. Dish son will say, Mom do I have to do the dishes right after dinner? My thoughts on this are, yes or it will be harder to get them clean. Then we have this statement…No, I did not do any laundry this last week. Essentially laundry son is telling me that we don’t have any clean clothes to wear for the week. And then there is this one from dog duty son…Do I have to take care of the dogs, I’m so tired, make someone else do it. This one will usually bring out the “You wanted to get the dogs, they come with responsibilities” speech.
When any of them say these lovely tid-bits it is usually followed by “Do it, or deal with Dad.” Needless to say the dishes, laundry and dog duty get done when I pull out the Dad card. When my daughter gets a little bit older, as in 3 yrs, I will have a whole new drama to deal with…eek, I’m not sure I can do it…I’m so scared...I see dead people. Mmmmkay, I’m done ranting, blessings to ya’ll on this fine April day.