I am sitting here with my two youngest one either side - they aren't so young anymore (12 and 14) but they are setting up a caterwauling worthy of cranky toddlers. My 14 year old is opining that he has back tumors and that he needs an emergency massage. Apparently, back tumors are muscle knots. Neither of them can decide whether the cell phone I bought at Christmas for them to share is his or hers or theirs (it's theirs).
"At Christmas, my name was first, so it is both of ours."
"It was in MY bag, so it is mine."
"Mom, make him give me back OUR phone."
"Mom, if she goes through my bag again, the phone is mine forever - or until you buy me a better phone."
They are actually joking, and I can't complain that they want to spend time with me, but I have to admit almost 13 year olds and 14 year olds can have some very ridiculous conversations. I guess that's why I teach high school instead of middle school anymore.
I think I solved the mystery of the missing hen - today, I caught a dog (tied up for the sheep grazing part of the day) chasing a hen. That sneaky dog - how he figured out that he had to eat the whole hen, feathers, feet, beak, and all is beyond me, but that must be my answer. No wonder he looked so guilty the other day.
My older son had his senior prom last night. I didn't even get to see him all dressed up. He left early for a track meet, came home for a shower, but left to get a haircut and to get ready at a friend's house. He was supposed to get pictures, but he forgot his form. I am really bummed about that. I didn't see he or his date in all their finery. He stayed the night at a friend's in town. met us at church, and then went back to his friends. I am also slightly perturbed that Senior Prom is always on Holy Saturday at this school.
As I sat making three Easter Baskets (instead of the four I made all these years), it occurred to me that in a few short months, half of my kids will be gone and out of the house. When they were all little and it was so hard to go shopping or to go to church, I looked forward to having them a little older, but it just went so fast! I feel like telling every fed up mom how fast it goes and how happy/sad/proud you are to see your kids up there on that graduation stage. In five years, they will ALL be gone - but then again. the way the economy is going, maybe some of them will be coming back by then, and I will be singing a different tune!