Last week was a long week. A LONG week.
And the weekend was busy.
I am so not ready for it to be Monday again
So because of my reluctance to admit that Monday is here I have just a few miscellaneous items for you.
TeenStar is starting to develop some of those weird teen sleeping habits that I had been warned about. She has always been a good sleeper, early to bed and not too early of a riser. Lately though I can see those teen hormones or whatever it is kicking in and throwing off her whole schedule. A couple of nights a week she will wonder downstairs around 10:30 unable to sleep. Usually she will grab something to drink, chat for a few minutes, and then head back to bed to attempt to go to sleep again. Occasionally she will still be awake when I head up at 11:30. TeenStar and Golden Boy get up at 6:00 every morning so that means that a couple of late nights can really take its toll on her. On Sunday she came home after her basketball game and slept for about 3 hours. Which kind of makes me crazy because I am not a big fan of just random sleeping in the middle of day when there are so many things she could be doing, but I'm trying to be understanding because I know that this is really out of her control. I admit that it's really hard for me to be flexible and let her work it out, after being so militant about my children's sleep for so many years, but I am trying. #lifeofateen
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I know I have mentioned before that Golden Boy is a little bit of a deep thinker. If you happen to be alone in the car with him his deep thoughts become even deeper. On Friday I was driving him home from his lacrosse game when this happened...
GB: Have you heard of 90 Minutes of Heaven?
GB: I'm not afraid to die.
Me: Okay. Well I really don't think you have to worry about that right now, but I am happy you are not afraid.
GB: Yeah. I just want to die of natural causes not by a knife or a gun.
My conversations with him are so unlike the conversations I have with TeenStar. My conversations with TeenStar mostly revolve around the relationships with her friends and the things that happen at school. #boymom #girlmom
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During the same car ride this also happened after Golden Boy overheard me having a conversation with a friend who jokingly talked about her "ADD kicking in".
GB: What's ADD?
Me: Attention Deficit Disorder
GB: (Thinks for a minute) Have I ever been diagnosed with any of those letter things?
Oh my boy I love him so. #kidssaythedarndestthings
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On Saturday morning Princess officially kicked TeenStar out of the family. After TeenStar jokingly swatted her on the behind while she was in the precarious position of securing a snack from the cabinet while balancing on the counter Princess launched into a 5 minute long rant that ended with TeenStar officially kicked out of the family. My youngest is spicy. She's all fun and games until someone crosses her. Then watch out. #dontcrossher #revenge
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One of my children is having a situation at the middle school. The situation is such that I WANT to march into the school on Monday and have one of the biggest temper tantrum of my life. But because it is a middle school situation my every move has to be carefully thought and calculated so as not to put my children in a bad position. I've said it before and I will say it again parenting teens and tweens is by far the hardest thing that I have ever done in my life. #middleschoolmom
Fingers crossed that this week doesn't feel so long and that Punxsutawney Phil was telling the truth about an early spring.
Are you ready for this week?