So, what does a parent do when her nearly 16 year old son, who is currently COMPLETELY anti-drug, asks if you’ve ever smoked pot?
Well, if you are me, you sit there, STUNNED and babble like an incoherent SUCKER….because that’s exactly what I was. A SUCKER with no prepared answer, no calm façade, or no gentle reassuring words.
So, Internet. Give me the motherly re-assurance that I need. What things did YOU do as a teen that you didn’t want your parents to know about? Smoking? Drinking? Drugs? Sex? Arrests?
I want detailed explanations of your wayward teen/college ways----and how you turned out to be a NORMAL, FUNCTIONAL adult, and how you survived. Remember, I also have a kid going to college in a few months, and I worry myself SICK over how he’ll manage to survive the college/teen years.
So, Prom was this past weekend. We hosted a ‘formal’ dinner for 12 prom goers. It was actually quite nice. Despite the fact I knew that they’d all be up to no good later that night, it was sweet to see their dressed up selves, looking all grown up and stuff eating a steak/chicken dinner for ‘free’ (to quote my son). Despite the cost to us, it was a pleasure to be able to provide a dinner so the kids didn’t have to pay for it themselves.
The girls were lovely, and the boys all handsome. They were complimentary of the dinner, and the table setup. Remember, I am the one who has no decorating gene in my BODY. I managed to put together a decent table for the kids. After the fact, I realized that the silverware was set out incorrectly, but oh well. Perfectly’s Dad was the hosting location—he has a little more room than I do, and we cleared out his smallish living room to make their dining space. They overlooked the pretty front pasture at his farm.
Well, I'm sorry for my long absence. It's been crazy around the Perfectly house....Prom, life, etc sort of got in the way of blogging!!
Happy Wednesday!! We are due for some big storms today, so here's to not blowing away!!