My older daughter, who has been a teenager all of three days now, announced in the ccar today that "Mom doesn't have or do a job."
When I pointed out that I had been working very hard, since losing my job in June, to try to make a living as an artist, she responded with "Well sitting in your craft room with glitter and paper isn't really a job."
Arghh! I told her it hurt, and that beyond the creative things I did, I took care of her laundry, the cleaning, packing her lunches for school, being her taxi driver, etc. And again, all I got was "Well yeah, but that isn't really a job."
Is it possible for a mother and daughter to survive the teen years together?
It really hurt and still does, especially when I am trying so hard to make an income in economic times that I have so little control over.
*End of Rant*