I’m not surprised

I had to answer many of the 10 questions hypothetically, since I don’t have a teen with a phone.  Or even a teen.

It used to bother me that my husband was… umm… so merciful with the kids.  I thought we needed to present more of a united front, enforcing the rules, being consistently consistent, etc.  I’m sure the kids are thankful that I realized a number of years ago that their lives would be totally miserable if both Martin and me parented the same way, and that they need that mercy…  and fart noises at the table, too. 😀

Thanks to Christy for the fun little quiz!

About Karen Joy

I'm a partially-homeschooling mother of six -- 3 boys ages 19, 17 and 15 years old, and three girls: 11, 8, and 3. I like birding, reading, writing, organic gardening, singing, playing guitar, hiking, the outdoors, and books. I very casually lead a very large group of homeschooling families in the Phoenix area. I have a dear hubby who designs homes for a local home builder and who is the worship pastor of our church. I live in the desert, which I used to hate, but now appreciate.

Posted on May 20, 2009, in Parenting, Puzzles & Games, The Dear Hubby. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. oh, to go a day with no fart noises at the table! from my kids OR my husband, LOL! 😀

  2. glutenfree4goofs

    Ha ha! So which one were you? That’s cute. I actually do have “sort of” experience raising a teen since my 16yr old sister lived with us for 9mo or so when she was in highschool. Wow, that was different and educational. I learned to be more “merciful” realizing that being the rule nazi doesn’t work with a headstrung teenager very often.

  3. glutenfree4goofs

    Duh, I just realized you are SGT STRICT! I scored WIT but I think I was on the verge of SGT STRICT.

  4. I don’t know how I got wit, because i see myself as sgt strict. I identified with you when you talked about almost ruining your relationship with your child. I think that I might on the verge of that with my oldest and middle child. He is everyone’s parent and stops at nothing to enforce that. That drives everyone up the wall. My middle is so strong-willed that everyone makes her mad and is out to get her. (just ask her) and it is so hard to discipline her without anger on both sides.

    I am going to read some of the books on your list. Thanks for the suggestions.

  5. I’m sgt strict.

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