Wednesday, June 12, 2013
I've been around
Where have I been you ask? I've been around. You know. Sometime life gets in the way.
May is always hellish for school with exams, projects, crap. Then I feel like I have to "get away" and plan a vacation that starts the day after school lets out. Add in a part time job that was supposed to be a few hours a week that turns into quite a bit more. I haul ass to Florida to relax and realize my teenage boys aren't fun at the beach anymore.
It's not their fault. Crap, I didn't want to hang with my Mom when I was a teen. It took me eleven days at the beach to get it. Well, actually it took me 4 but I was in denial. All the fishing poles, baggo, kites, floats, boogie boards, sunscreen that I so meticulously packed was barely touched. One of the boys stayed pretty much in the condo with headphones on and computer plugged in playing games with the classmates he just spent 9 months with. And, yes before you say "well, you should unplug him" blah blah blah. Give me a break. And him too. He did make it through May fabulously. He needed a break. He says he had a blast. Uh, ok. The other man child of mine hung with me part of the time texting his girlfriend and sleeping under my umbrella.
Lessons learned: Don't assume your babies will be like they were in years past. These teen years suck the whimsy out of them. Never plan a long vacation without taking a long hard look at your teens and asking yourself "do I really want to entertain these guys?" The funny part is we have had more laughs since we've been home. Hmmm, could have saved some bank $ If I had been smart.....