Never a dull moment: life with teenagers

Scenario:

14yo teen boy comes home and says: “Mom how do you get paint off my backpack?”

So, like all parents of teenagers, the first response that pops into my head is a question, or rather, several questions:

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Slipping…

Is anyone else in a mood?Β  We’re still on holidays here in Canada until theΒ  first week of September but I tell you I’m really getting ready for the routine to return. Every year, every late summer, I find that the lack of UNINTERRUPTED time to myself for even just a couple of hours a day has me feeling very out of sorts.

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But you’re home all day

Yes I am. Thank you for noticing. I am home all day. Except when I’m out walking a dog for pay so I can purchase groceries to feed you.

Or when I’m out at the grocery store to purchase food to feed you.

Or when I’m out picking up or dropping off you or your sister for all the numerous sports you guys play.

Or when I have to go to big box store or the mall to shop for things like clothing you outgrow.

Or when I’m out dropping off bags of outgrown clothing from your closet.

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March Break almost over*

*next week they’re back in school.

Actually, it hasn’t been too bad, between the appointments to the dentist several times this week, some visits to the Cineplex, art camp for the girl child and a bit of dog walking for me.

But.

Things are unraveling here…I have little time to do my writing with all the interruptions and having to drive and pick up constantly. This chips away at my sanity. And I have so! many! ideas! at the moment I want to get out of my head…

Sigh.

So, I don’t have much to share today. Here’s my current life in pictures.

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Why bother?

An interesting thing happened in a college classroom the other day. The story recounted to me isn’t exactly surprising, but we did later described this situation to our kids in order to impart an important message.

Not surprisingly, the teenager was harder to convince than the tween girl.

Here’s what happened:

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