Anyone feel this way?

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by happymomof2, May 19, 2008.

  1. happymomof2

    happymomof2 New Member

    Like in an action packed movie:

    The one actor is calling to the bomber plane -

    "ABORT, ABORT, ABORT" Then the plane blows up because he wasn't able to abort.

    So here is my script:

    "DETACH, DETACH, DETACH"

    Am I going to blow up?? Feel like it!:whiteflag:
     
  2. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green

    Huh? You mean that's not normal? :stopglass:
     
  3. meowbunny

    meowbunny New Member

    Not any more. It's amazing how much better it gets when they move out and show even some signs of stability.
     
  4. judi

    judi Active Member

    We had this scenario all too frequently in our home when our son lived with us. It does ease some of the strain when they move out as meowbunny states. However, on the flip side, if they show no signs of stability and live a chaotic lifestyle, you still never completely relax.

    Got a call on my cell in the middle of the night the other night - I jumped out of bed, answered it, wrong number and took forever to get back to sleep. I know someday that call will come...so the drama continues.
     
  5. So Tired

    So Tired Member

    Yep it's hard to step back and bite your tongue, especially when they keep making such bad decisions -- and it's everyone's fault but theirs!
    I think there is a thread in the archives on detachment statements that was pretty hilarious...
     
  6. So Tired

    So Tired Member

    Looked it up -- it is in the Parent Emeritus archives and is titled "Let's Brainstrom and make a list". It really gave me a laugh! Wish I was half as clever in my interactions with difficult child!
     
  7. 4sumrzn

    4sumrzn New Member

    Oh yes....I'm feeling it!!!!!!!
     
  8. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    I like the description! :)
     
  9. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    (walks in, fixes skirt, sits down in leather chair)

    Looks at hmo2 and says while beginning to write on long legal pad....

    "So how long have you been hearing mission control voices in your head?"

    :tongue:

    The movie I play is Steamboat Willie - the spaghetti legged Mickey Mouse that is bouncing up and down while whilstling a toon & steering a boat. It's the only thing that I could ever see that really helped me go "somewhere" else so I could detach.
     
  10. happymomof2

    happymomof2 New Member


    :rofl:
     
  11. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    This is my life!
     
  12. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    (tap, tap)

    Would you please do the sound effects that go with Abort, abort, abort - then plane blows up?)

    It would help me to gain more perspective on your HYSTERICAL analogy.

    But I want to see how the words are written vs. how they sound.

    lol
     
  13. totoro

    totoro Mom? What's a GFG?

    Um, yes to all of the above...
     
  14. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    TOTO -

    See invisible post - it said

    AND TOTO will buy me a donkey ranch. lol :tongue: and take me for ice cream, and buy me the canary diamond, and give me wonderwomans invisible jet, and a kitteh, and a catbus so I can vacation with all my donkeys -
    (sorry about the hijack)
     
  15. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    I am still working on Detachment 101...probably got a C average right now.
     
  16. flutterbee

    flutterbee Guest

    I wonder what kind of reaction I would get from difficult child if I just started yelling, "Abort! Abort! Abort!"

    Might be able to sell tickets.....

    Me? I just try to become invisible. I'm really working hard on honing that super power.
     
  17. Christy

    Christy New Member

    Action Adventure? Sometimes I feel like it's a horror movie!

    I keep waiting for the movie to end so that I can pop in a nice family-friendly, feel good film.
    :)
     
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