At some point I plan to introduce each of my kids, I haven’t even gotten around to an introduction page yet so that will have to wait. I have 7 children in a wide range of ages. My oldest son Sean continues to try my patience and understanding. He is technically an adult, the choices he makes he seems to be 12 years old. It’s amazing how much you try to help someone and they continue to do the most self destructive things. I love him, but I love myself, my husband and the kids at home as well and we can’t continue to ride his roller coaster of bad decisions. My husband, whom I’ll also introduce later as well, was reading through his facebook feed last night and read a little quote he saw. I am of course paraphrasing, you will soon learn I have a lot of trouble with sayings and stuff but it basically said “Giving up doesn’t mean I don’t care anymore it means you don’t care enough about yourself to make the changes”. I’m sure I butchered that but it’s how I’m feeling today. When I would go against something my dad had told me or taught me he’d say “Deb, I buy you books and buy you books and you just eat the covers”. Never understood that until I became the parent of teenagers and beyond…. I guess in this day and age I could tell my kids I buy you a nook/kindle and you just drop it on the ground or forget to charge it! Parenting is extremely hard at every age. It’s like at 1 when they reach that age of freewill they hit the ground running and give us a run for our money. I would never want to change their ability to make their own choices. But a day break from one of them making a big mistake or causing chaos would be fabulous!