Gotta love 'em. Otherwise, you'd kill 'em.
They are, seriously, the most frustratingly hilarious creatures on this planet. Trying to pave their way in the world. Carve out a niche for themselves. Figure out just who they are.
In all of that, they will certainly drive their parents to the edge of sanity...and then back to normal again. And then right back out to the edge. And just as suddenly, right back into normalcy. It's a vicious cycle.
But, those moments of normalcy? That's when the fun happens. When you see the glimpse of the adult they are becoming. And that's the good stuff. It's the stuff that makes all the crazies worth it.
Last night was "Pal and Mom" day. The two of us went shopping, mano a mano, had supper and caught a movie...just like we've done every year for the last *sob* 11 years. (PS..."Captain America"? Fabulous!) I love hearing his quips, his thoughts on the world...on his life.
We laughed...a lot. But it was when he said, "Gosh. I've already lived through, like, 20 world endings..and I'm only 15!" that I laughed the hardest. Don't know what it was, but it sure struck me funny!
Today will complete our "Kid and Mom" days, when I have "Belle and Mom" day. Our day tends to be a bit longer, since she is definitely her mama's girl and LOVES to shop!
I really enjoy these one on one days with my kids. Gets spendy, yeah, but it's so nice having uninterrupted time with them...time to talk and find out the important stuff in their lives.
Try it sometime...I think you'll enjoy it!