We have a soon to be teenager at home. The last year has been really trying for all of us coping with her moodiness. Is it hormonal? Is it part of growing up? Friends who have girls around the same age seem to be in the same predicament too. It's hard to pick the right mood. Some days she's a joy to have around the house and other days, there is no pleasing her at all. I am tearing my hair out trying to play the good cop vs hubby's bad cop. Men, they just don't understand that they need to be a little patient. I find I am constantly playing the referee between the two of them. At times, it doesn't help when the little one butts in as well. It just makes the situation worse and tension all around. Almost have to pull put the red or yellow card.
I try not to ask too many questions, because it appears I'm nagging. So I wait for her to initiate conversation. At times, if she is not forthcoming, I'll give it a go and see if I get any bites. I find she will open up when there's just the two of us, usually just before she sleeps. She likes me to lie down with her and just chat. I enjoy that too, but sometimes I am just so tired and stressed, that I get impatient.
Sometimes I wonder where has my sweet angel gone to? Who's taken her away? I try to think back to my own teenage years to recall if I was ever this moody. According to my Mum, I was the same too, but I can't remember - amnesia (LOL!)