Hello fellow comrades of this prison planet. Today is a good day and the spring has sprung. The birds are chirping and the chickens are happily pecking away. However, there is trouble brewing ahead and it’s coming from the hormones of a 13 year old boy. Never have I ever had to restrain myself so forcefully than I had to yesterday. It’s hard to get back into the mindset of a teenager but I can’t remember being so selfish and rude. I probably was though, so now I’m just receiving my karmic retribution for my own teenage years. I was barely able to make it to the age of 16 before I had to move out on my own and discover the world for myself. Is this the natural way of life? I didn’t have a father in my life at this time, so I don’t know if it’s normal to be experiencing what we’re going through.

I’m guessing that in the olden days, a male who was turning 13 was already expected to be apart of the hunting party and had many responsibilities that kept him busy all day. But in this current day, 13 year old boys have virtually no responsibilities and way too much free time. Do males when they reach this critical age need structure and discipline more? Do they need the reigns to be loosened and allowed to experience their own failure? Not really sure what the right answer is, but I do know that so far it isn’t going that great. I expect that if the kid wants to be able to do certain things throughout the day, he should be expected to do his minimal chores and schoolwork without his parents ragging on him to accomplish these tasks. Maybe this is normal and I expect too much from a 13 year old.

The next 5 years are definitely going to be interesting, and I hope that we can all come out the other end with our sanity in tact. If anyone is out there with a teenage male and would like to give some advice, feel free to reach out.

I have a feeling my hair will be completely white in the near future.


Published by dk2099


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