We’re heading into week two of the holidays and we’re still alive and kicking. The house hasn’t burned down, the kids are taking their responsibilities seriously and I’m breathing a small sigh of relief.
I have noticed a few unsurprising trends with the resident teenagers. And after a few moments of Mom Guilt, “Ohmygoodness, shouldn’t they be going to bed before midnight? Are all those hours of video games healthy? Have you eaten a single vegetable today mister?” I realised that most of the negatives that have been running round my brain are, in fact, POSITIVES IN DISGUISE!
Luckily for us all, I don’t have to work too late and the evenings have been long and balmy. The teens are really enjoying their first year of being left to their own devices, feeling very grown-up and responsible and unaware that they are being observed by neighbours and friends. The ten-year-old thinks it’s terribly unfair that he’s not allowed to stay home too, but he’s enjoying his days with friends. We’re all having a better summer than I had envisaged, and I’m grateful for that.
( Image: Tribal Wars Game)
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