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feeling depressed today....?

April 14th, 2011 at 05:20 am

Not my typical topic but I am 'down and out' today. While my life isn't perfect it is pretty good so I really can't put my finger on exactly what is dragging me down. I'm sure it is a combination of things and they all sort of culminated today...making me want to bury my head in the sand and stay there for a while.

My middle child is giving me stress too...she has failed her spanish class and is now ineligible for the rest of the highschool softball season. AND did I mention they are going into the playoffs next week? Softball is not the important issue of course but it is a BIG factor since my husband (her step dad) is the coach!! I've been all over her like a cheap suit over this grade and she adamantly reassured me she 'has it covered.' Not so much.

She is also in trouble for cussing at me so getting the news she has failed a class on top of this issue has compounded the situation. She sounds like an "out-of-control, her parents are losers" kid but she's not.

Anyway, little bit of a rough week and now with this latest stuff with my daughter just kinda 'hit' me today. AND, I caught the extreme couponing show on TLC, that was a little depressing to watch. So much money saved using those coupons but those ladies spend more time strategizing and planning than I'm AWAKE every day. Super impressive for them but kinda crazy...how can they really use that much stuff and store it? Some of those families had food in every room of their house. I can see going on a "shopping with coupons bonanza" every month or so but not multiple times a week. Overwhelming and I would be so nervous about stuff expiring!!

I'm off to bed now. Looking forward to tomorrow being a better day :-)

6 Responses to “feeling depressed today....?”

  1. mamasita Says:

    I know you will feel better Thursday {{{positive vibes}}} This will be a learning experience for your daughter, though I know you are disappointed. (I have gone through the grades drama with my oldest daughter, not much fun).

  2. momcents Says:


    Ah, yes ... the joys of parenting ... as they say. Mine are 13 and 12 (girls) and I'm crossing that bridge into drama. I listen to Christian radio a lot in the car, and after a particularly BAD day last week, the family relations guest said something that really HIT home with me. Because my life experience makes their concerns trivial, it doesn't mean that it isn't a big deal with them. This is an emotional time for them, they're wired this way for a reason. Since then I've changed my approach and am genuinely trying to remember how things were for me in adolescence. Makes me better able to empathize.

    I feel bad for your daughter, and I feel bad for you, too. Our parish sponsored a Mother-Daughter Luncheon last Sunday. My 13 year old saw the info about it first and was so excited, it was her idea to go. Then came the dreaded email "Will your daughters please consider dancing to entertain our guests?" (mine are known as the Irish Dancing sisters who compete and perform and they are in demand some of the time). I asked the oldest if she would. She said "No, I don't think so. I'd much rather be a participant at the event, rather than *the* entertainment." Of course I was disappointed, but then I realized that my daughters would rather be with me and their grandmother. It was kind of hard to send the "sorry they can't" email, but I'm learning along the way!

  3. Jaon.of.the.Arch Says:

    No, she does not sound like an "out-of-control, her parents are losers" kid. Actually, she just sounds like her own person, making her own decisions. Really, that is what you want, even if you'd hope some of those decisions would be different they some of them recently were.

  4. Jaon.of.the.Arch Says:

    OOPs: even if you'd hope some of those decisions would be different THAN some of them recently were. (sorry I wasn't logged in to be able to edit.)

  5. NJDebbie Says:

    You and I are on the same boat! Yesterday I got a message that my son is failing Physical Education class two days prior to the end of the marking period (mind you he is an athlete failing gym). He is also failing Algebra 2, but I was aware of it and we are trying to get him help for it. I wish I was near you so that I could help your daughter with Spanish. ((HUGS))

    P.S. We are also worried that my son will be ineligible to play Lacrosse. My husband is calling the school today.

  6. Looking Forward Says:

    I hope you are feeling better today.. Smile

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