You guys are amazing.
No, really. You are.
I put my impassioned plea of desperation up today about the frustrations I'm having with my son, and you all came out in droves - offering much-needed advice, compassion, hugs, and empathy.
I am overwhelmed.
Taking all of the advice and comments very seriously, I sat down with said-son tonight and had a very long heart-to-heart talk.
We got off to a bumpy start, as the LAST thing he wanted was a long heart-to-heart talk. Go figure.
But, after a few grunts, sighs, and other undecipherable teenage-boy sounds, he finally realized I wasn't going anywhere until we hammered this out.
And hammer it out, we did.
Ninety minutes of honest, soul-baring talk...the good, the bad, the ugly.
Initially, I was talking while he was listening...but gradually, he did more talking and I did more listening. As it should be.
Have we made progress?
I hope so.
Will it made a difference?
I REALLY hope so.
Thanks to all of you in Blogger land and in Facebook land who listened and advised.