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Monday, January 3, 2011

Day 2...oh, what a day!

As I predicted, yesterday the boys "asked" me for a ride to the gym. Gotta love teenage boys (or girls for that matter). God love 'em, the world revolves around them! The two oldest (we have a fabulous Czech exchange student with us right now) came down and announced they were going to the gym. No asking, just announcing. So, guess what I did? Yep, you guessed it...they went to the gym. I just wanted to hang out in my comfy clothes on the last night of winter break, but instead, I was the beck and call mama.

I look at this time as a time of wanting to have no regrets when the kids leave home. Is that wrong? Sometimes I think so.

 Take today for example. Zach, the oldest, had an orthodontist appointment. Lucas, our blond child, had a skating lesson with his coach. And Claire, the baby, had to be picked up from swim practice. As any reasonable mother would, I dropped the oldest at his appointment so I could take the blond one to his lesson. According to Zach, the world should have stopped for his orthodontist appointment. I should have been at his beck and call to get him AS SOON AS his appointment was over. Goodness forbid I have another child in another location! It is all about making sure the teenager is happy! But I am trying for no regrets. Thank heavens teenagers sleep a lot...it minimizes exposure time so we don't kill them...

As Zach was telling me that I needed to be there to pick him up he reminded me of how different life would be---if only he had his driver's license! This time is coming to an end far too fast. As much as I moan about driving them and picking them up and being at their beck and call, I love it. I love being a mom. I love being with my children. I can't imagine life without this chaos.

Oh, for the Love of My Children...

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