Thursday, March 5, 2009

Did you know that Roni was born yesterday?

It's dusk and will be full dark in about 15 minutes.

Katie: "Could I run over to Kasey's For a minute?"

Roni: "Now?!"

Katie: "Yeah."

Roni: "No."

Katie: "What if I meet her halfway?"

Roni: "....."

Roni: "Why do you want to go over there?"

Katie: "She has a bunch of my CDs (for like 3 years now) and she's not going to be in school tomorrow."

Roni: "Why is this suddenly an emergency?"

I take Kevin and begin getting him ready for bed.

Katie: "I'm going to brush my teeth." **I have to say here that she doesn't just willy nilly brush her teeth for no reason. We're happy she brushes her teeth before school and before bed. 'Nuff said.

Roni: "....Okaaaay?"

Katie: Brushing hair.

I come back downstairs from putting Kevin to bed and catch the tail end of Roni's final "no".

I don't know how many of you have teenagers, but this was a definite I'm sneaking out to make out with my boyfriend scenario written all over it.

Excuse me while I get Roni her baba.


Pug and I said...

Ugh, the sole reason I'm a little worried about having kids is the teen phase. S-C-A-R-Y.

Fortunately, you seem to know what you're doing. And obviously, you can compliment Roni when she just doesn't connect the dots sometimes. :-P

Baby John's Crib said...

Boy, you're good. That one went totally over my head - I'm in big trouble in about 10 years.....

Rhonda said...

You are GOOD girl. I'm going to need your advice when i need to corral the girls!!!!

Rhonda said...

Tam, i've been through this though with boys ages 20 and 24 and yes, we are crazy enough to be doing it again ith our two girs. Please email and I will share someo of things that got us through. It is the hardest *even with my back surgery( the harest thimg you go through. So far. we made it through enough of the horrile 7th adn 8th grade years, he is currently on the Dean's List and in he honor socidty for junior internatoinl society So Tam, we have been there, done tht and doing it again. so please please always feel free to email me. Having a 24 and 20 yuer old and then 4 and 2 year old has most give us aot of different enxperience!!