Monday, August 31, 2009

These are the times

I sent the boys and their best friend off to a nearby pizzeria to buy themselves lunch today, because (a) it seems like a fun end-of-summer thing to do, and (b) I have minimal food in the house, and there was no time for grocery shopping.

When they came home, they presented me with this IMG_0820
There's a candle stuck in the watermelon, which they very thoughtfully did not light.

accompanied by a spontaneous, rousing version of Happy Birthday. It's not my birthday.

I have been giggling about their silliness all afternoon.

So, these seem to me to be the times remembered, to help one through the inevitable kaka that comes with two teenaged boys. Remind me about this when I need it, okay?


Sandra said...

I lost your contact info to send you the bead necklace pattern - send it again please! It's easy. Really. THe key is to get good beading thread (not wire), and have a loo-o-o-ng piece (mine was about 6 feet, to make sure it was long enough. I also added a few drops - I'll explain all in email. And if you want the bracelet... maybe we can meet up in Kitchener?

M.E. Greene said...

I have 2 1/2 teenage boys (15, 14, and 12 years old) and they are scrumptious and fun! I always want to encourage parents of boys by letting them know that there is hope--while the teenage years can be a challenge, there is SO much fun to be had that I think it makes it all quite worth it. Love the "lunch" offering. Quite darling!

Sel and Poivre said...

I think of my teens as infant adults - lots of potential but soooo much to learn and at the same time, too cute for words!