Archive for January 2011

>Why not ask adults?   Leave a comment


>I’m wondering why teens distance themselves from adults? Why do teens start looking towards each other for realationship advice and not to older adults that have been thru it already?
I have a 14year old niece, who with many of her friends, has been thru 3-4 boyfriends over the past year or so. They seek out advice from each other rather than from adults who have already been thru the dating “washing machine” who have the experience to tell em what to do.
Why is that? I mean they’re bound to fail when all they get is advice from noobies!
Why don’t they try getting advice from parents or another family member first? Is it because most adults will talk down at them… .. the adults don’t have time to sit down with their own kids, or because adults chastise them when they ask questions like that, or maybe adults don’t even know how to answer important questions?

Which kinda brings me to another question. Why do the kids stress out so much about relationships? I mean.. why not stress about their own future… like where are they going to be in 5 years, what are they going to do when they get out of high school, what kind of career do they want to get into? I’m not saying don’t have a boyfriend or GF, but put that relationship on the back burner. Let it simmer for a while you concentrate on your career, job and future first.  They’d be so much happier in the long run, and wouldn’t worry so much about getting their hearts broken so young. You have the potential to make an amazing future for yourself. Make the best of it.

Posted January 31, 2011 by shannon in Uncategorized

>A precious life lost   Leave a comment


>Just a few minutes to enter then back to work.
Well – very upsetting news yesterday from an friend. Chelsea lost her baby ;-( :-/  Wish I was down there to be there for her. I think she was 10 weeks pregnant. I know she was really excited and looking forward to having the baby. Thats got to be soo tough for an expected mom to lose a life like that.
I’ve got to make it down to Bethel Village soon.

(And to Snug Harbor…… i miss her… my other “niece” ❤ )

Posted January 27, 2011 by shannon in Uncategorized

>Another fun drama filled day!   Leave a comment


>Welp… was pretty much a quiet day… with the exception of Vicky yelling at Sue… BOY!!.. I feel the love round the house… feel the love!! LOL Anyways, on FB….the kids prob talking bout the drama at school…. or being too sick to go to school 😦 Seems like one mother has got pneumonia, and her two daughters are sick as well. (I really do hope hey don’t have pneumonia though)
Another kid has had a on/off again migraine for the past 3 days 😦 poor kids… they have to deal with classes, grades, drama at school, then getting sick on top of that.) Goofy was having issues with Toni down the street… dunno why..but she texted me at 2:45pm… which meant whatever happened it happened at school. Julia had some weirdo guy stalking her.. and her mom called the police to file a report. I’m very happy bout that… the kids got enough crap on their plate to worry bout who to trust. Poor kids … way too much drama.

Posted January 27, 2011 by shannon in Uncategorized

>Too young to leave us   2 comments


>So I just got finished balling my eyes out. I found out a 15 year old girl in Virginia Beach killed herself last Monday which they had the memorial this evening. My god!!!… 15 years old… she was sooo young! It really upsets me hearing kids going thru soo much pain that they have no other way out. But they do… they have family friends & loved ones who they can talk to. Thats what a father or mother is their for… to help you out with your problems… to be their for you… to lend you. Teens need to realize they have soo much to live for.

RIP Allison Arnold – May God remember you 😦

http://www.wvec.com/news/local/Hundreds-attend-memorial-for-teenage-girl-in-Virginia-Beach-114462904.html

Posted January 24, 2011 by shannon in Uncategorized

>I’m getting dizzy from the relationship statuses!!   Leave a comment


>Well huh! – Things spin around so dam quickly on Facebook… I get dizzy sometimes. The relationship status go crazy from one GF/BF to the next. The one guy I’m really despising right now broke two of my “nieces” hearts, broke up with one two days ago, now he’s gone into a relationship with another. The guy is definitely a player. He changes girlfriends like he changes underwear. And he’s in High School!.. wtf.
Anyways another profile.. who I thought was fake because a certain girl was soo insecure and lonely she made one up. Come to find out I guess he’s real.. which now I’m kinda sad for Dara now that he’s real. :-/

Posted January 23, 2011 by shannon in Uncategorized

>Another breakup – a wonderful daughter   Leave a comment


> I so much wish these kids would concentrate on school, classes, grades and their future instead of relationships and boyfriends. They would really be soo much happier in the long run.
I know these kids get lonely and they get into the guys. But in middle school they think “forever”. But they don’t realize that “forever” is a word for engaged and married couples. Guys in middle school and high school don’t even know what that word is concerning relationships. I hate seeing these kids get their heart broken. And it happens too many times. It really pulls at my heart 😦

Well, were having issues on the homefront too. Amanda and Derek are having problems. Derek is wanting Amanda to change her plane ticket to go back to CO Springs on the 1st, because “she has responsibilities and things to do back home”. Ok.. yeah.. I understand she needs to register the truck, and do taxes, but sheesh!! She can do that stuff in like 2 days!! It doesn’t take an entire month to do that! To top it off, Vicky and Sue aren’t helping things telling her to leave him. I’m getting really pissed about that.
My daughter is 22 and an adult and married. She needs to make any decision that goes on between them on her own. She needs to think this out on her own. I love my daughter so much, but even I wouldn’t shove her away from trying to work a marriage out. Why? Because she would think of herself as a failure. Even if it is Derek causing problems, I let her decide what she wants to do.

Anyways, Amanda, Kenny and I all went to Patrick Henry Mall just to get out of the house for a while. We hit a couple of clothe stores, Pacsun and American Eagle Outfitters and bought a couple of shirts. I don’t know what it is with women and shopping. I guess it’s some sort of stress reliever or something… I dunno, but I had fun spending time with Amanda tonight. She is a amazing mom to Conner, and a wonderful daughter to me 😀 I couldn’t have asked for anything better. She’s been closer to us and the family more than ever.

Posted January 20, 2011 by shannon in Uncategorized

>A decent day   Leave a comment


>Welp…the kids in general on FB, from Bri, Trudy, Carrie, Skylar…etc have somehow pushed a button in my heart, I love helping them out, giving the kids pointers, directions, and guidance, but the past few weeks since being on FB everyday, I’ve been really, really bummed out. Not getting any jobs (getting customers lately), and knowing Amanda and Conner will be leaving in a few weeks isn’t helping. It actually hurts.

So Trudy… my sweet niece (insert sarcasm) apparently found out that Dara made a profile of a guy named Tony Scott and posted on her profile that she was dating him. I kind of figured this, but was kept quiet as the poor kid is so lonely. I wasn’t going to crush her heart and tell her she’s screwed in the head for making a fake BF up. She’s young, her heart is really desperate and lonely. But Trudy on the other hand said something to her and gave her some crap. Wrong way to go about it!! Anyways, I chatted with Dara to see how she was doing. I think she’s good, she handled it well and was mad at Trudy for putting her down. Dara invited me to Skype. I was kind of hesitant, but looking forward to cheering her up. I haven’t done a Skype video chat like that. It was pretty cool seeing “Goober” again 😀

Tweaked around 10 pics tonight from the other day and one for Skylar and Dara. I just want to put a smile of the kids faces. Mann.. the comments these kids get from their friends … make me feel pretty good.

Posted January 18, 2011 by shannon in Uncategorized