Category Archives: “M” Series

The “M” Series: Misrepresentation or Mute

A family can move from one country to the next but one element remains consistent. The teenager that left one country is the same teenager that arrives in the next- welcome to another installment of the “M” series – so … Continue reading

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The “M” Series: Middle School, Melt Downs, Moodiness

Menopause?¬†As if moving to Japan with two kids fully infused by teenage hormones wasn’t enough. Could this explain the newly acquired hermit like habits of Spouse? A more complicated situation does come to mind. One of my sleep deprived friends … Continue reading

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The “M” Series: Mortification

The age of awareness is a terrible thing. Especially when you are Offspring #1 or 2 in the Clampett family and become aware that Spouse and I are your parents- forever. We were otherwise engaged- not to eachother- but with … Continue reading

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“M” Series Cont’d: Manic- Is it Me, My Spouse or a Middle Schooler?

The “M” Series: All of us with teenagers of a certain age are used to certain characteristics exhibited by these cretins, specifically a lack of motivation for academia, an inability to plan, and an unwillingness to accept advice from eager, … Continue reading

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The “M” Series Cont’d: Can a Mouse Save a Moody Middle Schooler?

The “M” Series: Culture shock Phase 3 has set in for Offspring #1. Any one who lives with or ever was a hormone infused teenager knows that drastic hormonal swings crossed with culture shock leads to a chemical and potentially … Continue reading

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Moving Meltdowns: The “M” Series

Cycle 1: Moving, Middle School, Militant, Moody, Morose, Morbid, Mournful, Mopey Rinse with Tears Cycle 2: Magic, Magnificent, Mature, Memorable, Monumental, Metamorphosis Repeat Offspring #2 is a chip off the Spousal block. I incubated and gave her a feature readily … Continue reading

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