Friday, June 29, 2012

f.r.i.d.a.y. five


It's Friday!  Who knew?  This summer vacation stuff makes the time seem to fly by just as much as it stands still.  How can that actually be?  I guess because it's like every time I look at the clock I am surprised that it's like, late afternoon almost dinner time-ish already, and then again, somehow I feel like we've been doing a lot of nothing, which makes it feel kinda draggy.  I am anti-scheduling things to death, but during the summer I need to keep the kids busy.  I refuse to have them sitting around watching TV and telling me they are bored all day.  Except today.  Because it is so freaking hot, as soon as I open the door I feel all melty.  Plus Alex has a girl over (!) so I can't really leave to go do something fun or swimmy because I definitely don't want a 15 year-old boy/girl free-for-all going on.  I need to supervise.

Alex and a few friends

My spectacular method of supervision is having the little kids periodically make their way through the room that Alex and the girl are hanging in.  You know, just to make sure they're behaving.  Kara is pissed because she thinks I am easier on Alex than I was on her at that age.  Which is fairly accurate I guess.  I'm not sure why.  Well, she was the guinea pig!  I tested everything out on her, poor kid.  She did turn out pretty decent though, so I guess I did something right.  I still absolutely worry about Alex though, don't get me wrong.  I can't stand the fact that my boy is old enough to be semi-dating.  Teen-aged girls these days are like predators!  Did I mention that Alex was invited to the prom by a senior??  He just wrapped up 9th grade!  Sheesh.  Anyway, it makes me think back to being a teenager myself, and boy do I feel sorry for the moms of the boys I dated.  Ugh.  If only I had a time machine...

4:42 Time's up.  Happy weekend!


  1. I used to do the same thing- send the younger lovelies in the room where a sister was hanging out with a boy. Until the youngest was hanging out with a boy. Then I had to send myself in there. LOL

  2. in that second picture, they all look so glamorous! i was sooo much more awkward than that when i was a teenager. it was all bad perms and sunburns along with obnoxious laughter and pimples.