Our home is now infected with a virus. It happens to most families about the same time. It is called…. SENIORITIS.
A Virus has Struck and There’s No Cure
My second child, Joe, is a senior in high school this year. It seems with the beginning of his last year of high school there has been a shift in his attitude and behavior. At first I didn’t really think about it.
Then, I realized as his late nights with friends became more and more chronic. He has contracted SENIORITIS.
Oh, the horror!! There is no cure. It must work its way out of his system. Slowly. Ever so slowly.
Excruciating to Watch
The process of ridding a teen of senioritis is slow, excruciating, and difficult. It’s a virus so antibiotics and medication are worthless. It is insidious, attacking other seniors; homework is late, projects slip, late nights, and chores not done.
Soon you begin to wonder who this strange kids is in your home. He or she is never there; you forget they belong.
Our family is on senior #2. The first teen taught us to breath; breath deeply! Stay calm at all times (these teens can out argue and debate like a veteran). Lay down the LAW — Mom and Dad style. Install trackers on their vehicles and mobile devices (sneaky — heeheehee). Call their friend’s parents to check in (another annoying parent tactic; HIGHLY effective)!
Volunteer for school dances and grad night — that’ll teach them!
Remember, it’s only 9 months. Remind yourself what you said while pregnant with the little gal or guy — I can make it! It’s almost over!
Find other parents to commiserate, conspire, and plot. Parents need to stick together — it’s us against them. Lol!