Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Parenting cont.

So-Thank you for all the comments, support, and advice over my obviously unfortunate situation! I took some advice and opted to pull the honest card when I talked with Ryan last night. It went kind of like this.... "Ryan, I'm sorry you had to read that message. The truth is, your mother is really a $5 hooker your dad picked up on the corner of 3rd and Main." Seriously, how am I supposed to start this conversation!!!! Joe thinks I'm blowing this out of proportion and it's not that big a deal. I'm clinging to this!

Ryan is fully aware of the birds and the bees. We had this talk when she turned 11. She plays on a hockey team with girls 2 years older than her and locker room talk in junior high is questionable at times. I wanted her to hear it from me. I've always been very open with her (not necessarily open minded as I definitely have my views). I wish this situation were as simple as that talk! I guarantee this will haunt me the rest of my life. I did end up talking with her which went pretty well, no one else saw the message, and she seemed to be OK with the situation. Her main response was "Gross mom" and mine was "Keep thinkin' that way for about 15 more years and you'll be fine" I'm quite certain this will be permanently ingrained in her innocent little brain. It is over and done! Julie, if I had been in your situation I would be permanently committed to the 3rd floor!! You POOR thing!

I had an annual checkup last week. Blood Pressure-90/60. BMI 20.2. Healthy 34 year old female who apparently needs to take today off of work to get an ultrasound, bloodwork, and a mammogram. As if my week could get any better!

To the running! After today this will go back to a running blog and I will quit spilling all the details of my personal life!! After my talk with Ryan last night I decided to change my punishment from 100 miles outside to 8 miles on the treadmill while watching American Idol at a very comfortable pace. I worked out HARD on Monday and I felt it. I was also going on NO sleep. Since I should be done at the doctor by 3 today I can run outside in daylight and I'm planning to take full advantage of it.... I think (currently -19 degrees)!!

Joe and I are going out tonight. I need a drink. I'm sure Ryan will think we're rolling around in the back seat of the car but we're actually going out to eat! I'm not ready for teenagers.............

15 comments:

Genesis said...

and this too shall pass.

was it really that bad?! or you just think its that bad...

Staci Dombroski said...

Have a great date night in the backseat! LOL :-)

Julie said...

Hi Jenn,
Yes, there are times when it sucks raising teenage children!! I guess my only advice is to keep a good sense of humor and roll with the punches:) Good job on your eight miler!

Have a super fun date night with your hubby!! Please have a drink for me too:) Have a great day Jenn:)

Jamoosh said...

A hooker? I just thought I was doing good with you!

Katie A. said...

Thank you for making me smile :) I love that you over share your personal life, too. It makes me feel more normal and less selfish about my own blog. Our lives are NOT all about running ALL the time. Life happens and we would be weirdos if it didn't spill over onto such an intimate thing as our own blog.
Glad you got out of the way with Ryan, but I am sure this will help you have a better relationship when she gets older. I always thought my parents didn't "do it" and it made for it to be an uncomfortable, shameful thing in our home. Now that we are all grown and married, my wishes she had been more open with us.
Great job on the workout and enjoy DATE night! And that drink for me! I have sworn it off until Boston. It's only day 3, I don't have high hopes :)

Lisa said...

You are too funny. Unfortunately I think our kids know way more than we think they do. I have a 13 year old boy so I'm right there with you. Have fun tonight!

Jennifer P said...

One of my favourite things about all blogs is that they do spill over into the wacky things from our personal lives. Have a good date -- you need it!

aron said...

haha omgosh, i dont have kids but i imagine this situation was VERY embarrassing, but she will forget about it soon enough :)

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TX Runner Mom said...

LOL, I am soooo not ready for those kinds of talks. Luckily, I have a few years, but I hear it goes by quickly. Enjoy your date night, wink wink.

Lisa said...

I had to catch up with the last post. Wow. Can only imagine how embarassing that would be! She sounds like a very mature girl, so I'm sure there's nothing to worry about!
Hope you and your husband have fun tonight! Definitely deserve that drink (or two)!

lindsay said...

well i'm glad it seems to have gone over well... :) enjoy your date tonight, food or not ;)

Running and living said...

Oh, she'll forget about this in a couple of days. Kids are so self involved, they don't care about what their parents do, or..text to each other.

Michelle said...

You last comment is hilarious! At least it is an example of what a healthy marriage is about, right? I could have been a text that involved you blessing him out for something. Enjoy your dinner!

Christina said...

I love your humor. you make me laugh.

Have fun with your smash-o-gram. It's not so bad.