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I want to talk about teenagers. As a mom of two teenagers, I think I've got a pretty good idea of what living with teens is like. It's not always awesome. There is yelling and tears and the rare hole in the wall. And that's just coming from me.
So, I get that it can be rough sometimes. But I also think that it's maybe the greatest thing ever to watch them turn into young adults. (Even better than the keyword search feature!) They are so smart and caring and, most importantly, hilarious.
When Sofie's friends meet someplace other than our house to hang out, I'm always a little disappointed. Because I love my kids' friends. I love having them around, and I love feeding them and interacting with them and laughing at their jokes and listening to their music. They are amazing people.
Dave's been out of town all week, and it's been teetering on insanity 'round these parts. But not because of the kids. They're the ones who have been keeping it all together. Picking up, helping with dinner, doing dishes and forming an emergency assembly line to the spare fridge in the garage when the fridge in the house went out.
And putting me to bed with a hug and a kiss when it's about the time Dave would have taken over for the night and they can tell I'm done. Simon (he'll be 14 in a week) even came in last night to let me know how great he thinks I'm handling all of it. For real.
Is there arguing? Anger? Crap-loads of eye-rolling? Yes, yes and hellz yes.
I'll take it all, because I know what the other side is. And it's incredible.