Thursday, October 9, 2008

The Ebb and Flow.....

of a teenage girl's emotions, if somehow contained and turned into energy, could power a city block for an entire year.

I am just saying....

although I might have some knowledge of dealing with a whacked out 17 year-old and her emotions.....

emotions that have recently been exacerbated by a broken-off relationship with a not-so-nice boyfriend of a year and a half; the boy whom she finally got a clue about and mustered the strength to say DONE - but she still claims him as hers and says he cannot date anyone else yet because of some invisible timeline - a timeline that I can only liken to when dealing with the passing of a spouse and not remarrying right away.


She often resembles Joanne Woodward's character in "The Three Faces of Eve," where she runs the gamut of being incredibly mature....vocalizing the most profound statements, so profound, that I turn and look to see who is talking.....to reverting to "toddlerdom" by laying on the floor, kicking, crying and throwing a fit.

At 17 she is very complicated.

and may be related

5 comments:

CRUSTYBEEF said...

Time always takes a back seat when a young heart is involved..I'm glad she had the will to say no more, that was something I wish I had had back at that age

invisible timeline- a perfect phrase!

E~

Moe Wanchuk said...

little does she know, that someone 10 times better will show up before she knows it

Susan said...

Crusty....I kept telling her he was no good and she kept fighting me..but I ALWAYS felt that she KNEW I was right.

hindsight

Susan said...

Moe - Amen to that!!

Phat

Cindiloo said...

This sure brings back a lot of memories. Personally I believe I was always in perfect control of all my emotions...but don't ask my mom!!!!

The only profound thing I can think of to say is...this too shall pass.