Monday, April 16, 2012

The Beau Hunk Update



Sometimes, as a mother of teen girls, you are simply left shaking your head. There are no words, no comfort a parent can offer or give a teen daughter who seems to flourish in her own drama. In your heart, you want to help the pain go away, however any efforts will be deemed as "butting in" and "none of your business". Teens. Gotta love 'em.

So what's a (step)mother to do? Stand aside. Watch from the shadows. Text "love you"s and make small talk to avoid the big, bad, ghostly Beau Hunk who's sitting in the middle of the room.

Event #1: Beau Hunk still has not left for boot camp. He's still here. Here's where the miscommunication took place... Doc Hubby and I were told he was leaving for boot camp. To us. that means a flight directly to the military check-in. Pardon us for misunderstanding. Apparently, in teen language, it means he was flying out to spend a couple of months with his father before boot camp. Our bad.

Event #2: The night before "shipping out" to his father's, father and son had an altercation over the phone. Beau Hunk's father cancelled the airline tickets. No visit. At all. Yeah, he's not winning Father of the Year, but lucky us! We get to enjoy the turmoil Beau Hunk inflicts on D2 for two more whole months. We are all certain it will be a pleasurable 61 days.

Event #3: The young couple is blissfully happy for a brief period.

Event #4: Beau Hunk breaks up with D2 for the 17th time. De-friends both her and D1, so neither of them have access to his FB account. Brilliant on his part. His FB page is completely public. Regardless, D2 is devastated. The walls in our home shook as she grieved her loss. Again.

D2 is hopeful the relationship is once again salvageable. She is still wearing the promise ring. After all, why not go for round 18? Where's the harm in that? It seems to be the cycle of teen drama.

I can't wait for May.


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16 comments:

  1. Oh my...the things you are preparing me for. I'll just savor the drama a 3 year old girl can bring into my life for now :) Best of luck surviving through May.

    amy @ whilewearingheels.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Amy! Yep, enjoy the today's tantrums. At least you can be ABSOLUTELY certain she doesn't know any better. ;)

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  2. How old is she? Just want a heads up for the future since mine is 15...Ohhh Emmm Geee....

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    1. 17. You have 2 years. I send you prayers, luck, karma, good energy, positive thoughts. I hope you drink wine or vodka. If not, you'll need to find something else which has self-medicating qualities. ;)

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  3. The good news is: Once she gets this guy out of her life, she probably will be less likely to get into another tumultuous relationship like this again. She's gotta get one of these outta her system (I hope, anyway!) We all get one. ONE. Lord help me if I EVER get into something like that again. Good luck, though! I wish I had had such a great mom or stepmom to support me through those kinds of things when I was a teenager :)

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    1. Ames, that's what I'm praying! I figure better to get the one bad one out of the way and learn some good, hard lessons from it!
      Thanks for your kind words and support! I really appreciate them!

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  4. Thank you so much for talking about this. This is how I am trying NOT to raise my sons. I still believe in chivalry and gentlemen like behavior, and even though I was born a Yankee...darn it if I don't get that Southern Charm and hospitality, and how to treat a woman drummed into their heads before they leave the nest.

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    1. I've been so traumatized by the whole thing, I actually role play with LB (boy-12) on how to behave at a gf's house!

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  5. just wait until she starts receiving those letter from boot camp! my bff's daughter had similar relationship. broke up before shipping out but got back together via the letters. broke up when returned, briefly got back together before he left for the state he was stationed. now they fight via Facebook constantly. good times. (they are both 20 now)

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    1. OH JEEZ, Becky! You just made my heart palpitate! TWENTY!!!! ???? I don't think I can take another 3 years of this!
      Thanks for the warning. I'll proceed into the future with caution.

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  6. Oh, heavens. I am praying for little boys! Sounds like you and Doc H are handling it like a champ, though. In her defense, teenage boys can be such snots.

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    1. You're right, they can be and I'm sure this one is, but she keeps putting herself out there on the chopping block. :(

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  7. I too have a teen girl, and oh the drama! No Hunks have shown up YET! I hope they don't come, lolol. We are dealing with "it's everyone else's fault" syndrome. So annoying. I had my own hunk drama as a youngster, so I really don't want to go through that with her, especially with the advent of FB, Youtube & Twitter to make it all public!

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    1. We all want to shield our daughters, but it's so impossible. UGG.

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  8. It sounds like she needs to meet a new boy! A next-door neighbour, visits his gran and reads sort. Do you have one of those nearby who could be employed for odd jobs in return for lemonade or a warm fuzzy feeling inside? Have I watched too much Gilmore Girls? I don't have kids, but teach teenagers in an all girl's school...you can imagine. Good luck for the next few months!

    Rosie
    Http://craftbotics.blogspot.com

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  9. I sure hope you guys all survive until he leaves for boot camp. 18th time, huh? I just cannot wait until my daughter gets there (insert heavy sarcasm).

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