Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Price Parents Of Teens Pay For Taking A Vacation

OK~ That homecoming I wrote about a week ago happened! And it was kind of like I thought it would be. Anytime an 18 year old is left home alone for a couple weeks, one has to wonder. He had work, school, and helped out with harvest, so he was one busy body. It's quite obvious that he was not busy doing dishes, but he was busy cooking and eating!

I do not proclaim to keep a super clean house. I can tell you that when we left on our two week vacation there were no dishes on the counter, the sink was empty and the dishwasher was 1/2 full of dirty dishes. I am not sure what we "thought" things would look like when we returned home, but I can tell you that this is somewhat what we had anticipated.

It appears that McDonald's, Subway and Coca-Cola fared quite well while we were out of town. It was reassuring to know that he did drink a gallon of milk and even ventured to the grocery store to buy another one. There were empty Chef Boyardee Ravioli cans, as well- proof that he can actually cook! I know, it's not really cooking, but to an 18 year old boy, that is cooking!

My kitchen is somewhat back in order and life is returning to normal, if there is such a thing. When it comes to normal, our home is filled with craziness and interesting happenings!

Now, if someone would tell our five farm cats to catch the mice that have found their way into our house, I would be one happy Mom! Each Fall we have that issue- mice love old farm houses and ours is no exception.

We are home, finding our new normal and enjoying what life has to toss our way. Lord only knows, with two dogs, an 18 year old in the house; and the holidays around the corner- we are going to be busy, busy, busy, which is how this Mom likes it. How do you find your normal each day, I'd love to hear about it! After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

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