Thursday, March 22, 2012

Dr. Jekyll /Ms. Hyde or just Hormones?

We are not the first family to deal with girl hormones. Or to wonder if we are all gonna make it through this time alive without a murder or maiming happening.

BUT, we’re not even to the teen years yet—we’re only halfway through the tweens with one daughter and just starting with the other. And the ride is already pretty bumpy. It feels like that point when you are on the top of a ferris wheel and you really want to get down, but you have to wait until they finish loading everyone, so you’re in space for what seems like days. The only difference is you have a seatbelt and a pretty view there.

I try not to blame everything on hormones, but when the same routine occurs every morning and one day your child is singing through the house and the next day, she’s growling at everybody…it makes me wonder how much those silly little hormones affect her (and therefore the rest of us).

I wish the Bible spoke specifically on it—you know—like “Thou Shalt Not Kill.” Something pretty plain besides “Provoke not your children to wrath” (a verse I repeat to myself almost every day). Any tricks from you parents out there who have gone through this or are going through it? Any tips besides moving to Alaska for the next 8-10 years so that you don’t get in a yelling match with a ten year old? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?

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