DS was adopted in October. We have had him 1.5 years. He just turned 16. He is soooo moody. He is my first child and I was thrown into this headfirst, so I am learning as I go. I was his mentor before his mother, that's how we knew each other. There is only 11 years difference between us, so we have an awesome relationship. He tells me everything, he chooses to spend time with me over friends at times, etc.
However, the mood swings are horrendous! I almost feel double hit as a mother AND a friend. At this point, I was his friend longer than I have been his mother. Today, he was having trouble putting his earrings in. He asked me to help. I couldnt' do it, I felt like I would hurt him. He got mad at me, stomped away and told me he didn't want to be around me because I was a wimp. Not acknowledging because I didn't want to hurt him, which I had told him.
I ask him over and over again to do something simple like take care of his bowl, hang up the towels. If he doesn't do it and I remind him, I am told that I am on his case too much. He tells me that I make him have a bad day every day. He said that he's so excited to see me, and then I ruin it.
I just feel crushed.