Saturday, December 31, 2005

Happy New Year

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I'm in the middle of a seventy-hour work week with a rotating graveyard, swingshift, dayshift schedule so I am a little befuddled. My child is in the midst of an emotional storm and my wife is broken-hearted because the kid hates us.

Ah, sweet life. It does make a mess of things.

Hoping all the best for all of you in the coming year!


Blogger Radish King said...

All children your daughter's age hate their parents. That means you're doing things correctly. This is a true fact.

This too shall pass. The 3 shifts are hell on the body. I worked them when I was on the flight line in the Big Airplane Company. I felt punch drunk most of the time and lost track of the day, the month, and most frequently the hour.


4:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's true. if your kid doesn't hate you at some point in their teens then um you probably have an emotionally stunted child. rebellion is part of growing up and hatred is the easiest way to rebel. your wife will be hit the worst because it's she your daughter is trying to NOT be like.
i think the psych's call it the electra complex?

anyway, hang in there. as if you have a choice now, mister!


12:21 PM  
Blogger Ana Božičević said...

Happy New Year. Whatever happens, I hope the year is sweet regardless.

10:36 AM  
Blogger pghpoet said...

it's so hard to be tethered to work when your emotions are bleeding out elsewhere, isn't it?

lynze is right. all is unfolding as it should at her age, maddening and confusing as that is. it's separation for the sake of growth, and it's a bloody business that knifing at connection and identification with the past.

but take heart in what Mark Twain had to say about his own feelings toward his father between the ages of 17 and 21. it's true- for all of us, and you can bet your daughter would scream holy hell if you told her just that-

but it will come to pass as surely as dawn follows darkness. we are a tribe of pattern-followers, and our collective memory is full of parental sorrows easing into joy again.

take care, tearful. tears are cleansing, after all. the new year WILL be happy, by and by.- k

2:16 PM  
Blogger tearful dishwasher said...

Hey all.

Thanks for the words of encouragement.

Seventy hours down, ten to go!

Stick it to the man.



6:05 PM  
Blogger Franchesca Rosado said...

i went through that i hated my parents soo much ...but if you loved your kid as much as i was loved (and i know that's true)she'll always came back for more. Just keep on telling her you love her she will come around

10:51 AM  
Blogger tearful dishwasher said...


Hey, girl! Thanks for coming by, that's a great new years gift. I can't believe you ever hated your parents, man. Your mom and dad are the sweetest people I've ever met.

Thanks for your kind words of support. I know she'll make it through just fine, and that in ten or twelve years she'll talk to me again.

Send our love to EVERYONE! Tell them all we miss 'em bad and think about them all the time.



9:24 AM  

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