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There’s nothing quite like being awakened after midnight by a loud banging on the front door.  I’m the only one that heard the banging, so I smacked my husband’s shoulder, shook him and said, “Wake up, someone’s banging on the door!” He’s instantly wide awake. He goes and looks out the window, but can’t see anything…still the knocking continues. Finally, I said, “Just open the door!”

“Go get my gun.”

Okie dokie.

He opens the door, gun hidden behind his back, and lo and behold if it isn’t my almost 19 year old stepson. Good grief…you’d think he’d know not to show up at the door at that hour without at least a phone call to say he’s coming. Ever since he left college almost 2 months ago (half way through his Freshman year), he’s been living with his mother again (he has lived with her primarily since the latter part of his 6th grade year). He told us he and his mom got into it so he wanted to spend the night. Sure.

Warning: Rant Ahead:

But let me tell you, the next morning, you could tell that who it was that spent the night. He left a trail of trash and clothes from the living room (WHY he got undressed in the living room and left his clothes laying there is beyond me!!) to the kitchen. That’s not something you want to find first thing in the morning, especially when you are PMSing. He is very irresponsible and won’t even clean up after himself. I guess he wants to be a toys-r-us kid forever, because he sure as heck doesn’t want to grow up…and I don’t see anyone making him either. Since he “left” college and is not working either, I think all he does is sleep, hang with his friends, play soccer and go to high school games. And it bears repeating….he won’t clean up after himself!!! I mean…hello…the bar holding the food in on the refrigerator door fell…and rather than pick it up and snap it back in place, what does he do? Leaves it on the floor!!! He is the laziest person ever, and I say that with much love. He doesn’t want to do any work unless it’s on the soccer field…and I’m sorry, but that doesn’t pay the bills (he screwed the pooch on that one).  Can you tell I am upset? Frustrated? He has the potential to be and do so much more….he just needs to grow up!

Rant over.


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LOL Oh my what a morning for you Hon. I guess on the positive side you must be one Awesome stepmom for your stepson to feel comfortable enough to knock on your door at the crack of dawn, LOL. Have a bless day, my friend:)

Diane - It's All Good Until You Burn Dinner

Oh wow. I’m guessing he also finished the carton of milk off then puts in back in the fridge and stuffs the potato chip back between the sofa cushions? Yeah…I hear ya. Good luck with that one. I think it’s time to lock the door again and next time, don’t answer it!


you can lead a horse to water….
hang in there….love conquers all.


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Oh God! I know exactly how you feel. My 21 year old daughter is the same way! I went on vacation in February and paid her $200 to watch my place and her brothers for 2 weeks. My boyfriend and I made it through the tornadoes in Missouri just before coming home. When I arrived home, after 2 weeks, my house looked like the tornadoes had struck at my place! I couldn’t see my floor! I was sooooo angry with her! So sorry you have to go through that. But, I definitely know how you feel! Good luck! Hugs, Erica
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