As I post this week, I am celebrating a small milestone – 100 posts by Mother of a Man-Child. Every Friday, for almost two years now, I have shared a little story about our life with the Men-Children (and not to be forgotten Sister of a Man-Child).
It all began with this story (All In Good Taste), which was really the inspiration for my blog in the first place. I was so outraged at the behaviour of my teenage son, and no doubt the lack of control that I was facing, that it suddenly occurred to me to write about my experience, in order to vent my frustration, and for my own amusement.
I have had almost 6,000 views of my blog in that time, from a small but growing audience. I have rarely been short of material, thanks solely to the Men-Children who are a constant source of inspiration for my writing. I have also thoroughly enjoyed the comments from you, my readers, and the regular feedback. It’s always nice to know people enjoy reading my stories.
To celebrate my little milestone, here’s 10 of my favourite posts. The ones that caught my eye as I recalled what we’ve endured and/or survived over the last two years. As it’s Christmas and we’re off on another Griswald Family Holiday, I’ll be having a short break from Mother of a Man-Child, but I’ll return early in 2012, no doubt with some more news of the Men-Children’s adventures from our next holiday! Enjoy.
- Argue this logic (boys are NOT on the same wave-length as their Mother)
- Uninvited guests after midnight (what happens when you find four strange girls in your home at 3am)
- An arresting story (a close call for a shop-lifting man-child)
- The self-tattooing trend (sometimes teenagers are idiots)
- New Years Eve at Portsea (like Mother like Son, the attraction remains)
- A Princess Tale (a story about Sister of a Man-Child, in sharp contrast to the Men-Children)
- Sleeping over at a GIRL’S house (at 14 not my ideal scenario)
- Freezing on Cadet camp (a lesson learned for our stubborn man-child)
- Plains, Trains and Automobiles (what happens when your man-child is stuck in Adelaide for a week)
- Drug and Alcohol Education (our first experience with a dope-smoking son)
As always, feel free to share my posts with friends or relatives (or a publisher if you know one!).
Wishing you all a safe and happy Christmas and a wonderful start to 2012.