Teenagers….

frozen waterfall

It’s cold outside.  Maybe not as cold as this photo because I took this picture in Canada, but it’s cold.  The thermometer in my car said 6 degrees.  The thermometer at the bank said 3.  Either way you slice it, it’s cold.  Really effing cold (sorry mom).

I picked the princess up at school today because she was supposed to have a riding lesson.  Wandering aimlessly in front of my car was a boy with no coat on.  Seriously?  No coat?  It is six degrees outside!  Or three!  Then I saw a girl wearing flip flops!  Flip flops!  Now I never would have worn flip flops when it was six degrees out.  Or three.  Of course part of the reason for that is my high school did not even allow sandals.  Never mind flip flops.

Now, I remember high school (I’m not that old).  I remember not wearing a hat because it would mess up my hair.  I remember not zipping up my coat so it wouldn’t cover up my outfit.  But I never would have gone without a coat.  I don’t know if I was just more sensible or just that much of a wuss.  But really, no coat?  That’s crazy talk.

And so it begins

The kids are leaving with T tomorrow for an epic summer road trip.  So, I went over there for dessert tonight to give them big squeezes and remind them not to get eaten by bears or anything like that (they’re going hiking).

When I asked what they had done all day Princess O informed me that she had spent the day hanging out at the mall with her friends.

As I said, and so it begins.