|Mini thought it was mean that I begged |
Curly not to ask for any more legos for
Christmas. Mean, or practical? She
DOES enjoy them, but it isn't like she has
an abundance of free time being little
and how about some
travel basketball thrown in there?!
She turned 11 on December 19th, so I have a solid 2 years to continue to enjoy the above behaviors.
Last night as we were about to sing to Reggie, Coach commented on the fact that Reg showered in under 5 minutes. So, his teenage tendencies still seem to be dormant. I give him 6 weeks, 3 months tops before he begins to follow in the footsteps of the brave teens who have gone before him.
Maybe 'brave' isn't the right term here. 'Dumb' seems more appropriate. Let's take Lad for example. He is technically no longer a teen, but his actions haven't matured at the natural rate. We wait. While we wait, we think about our water bill. We ponder how long his showers last. Speaking of waiting, no one wants to wait to take a shower after him.
I took action. The kids' bathroom door handle is broken. One of those home repairs that I am grateful has never been fixed. If the door is locked, which it always is, then a firm jiggle from the outside will unlock the door. Perhaps I should get a patent on this door handle and sell it to all parents of teens.
Anyway I stuck my head in the
'WHAT ARE YOU DOING?' Once you've seen a naked butt, you've seen all naked butts. Besides, it was hard to see anything in there thru the steam. Trust me, I was only focused on where the water handle was. I threw open the shower door and shut off the water. (which he promptly turned back on - far cry from a victory, but I will not go down quietly). I left the unlock-able door wide open on my way out.
Those who violate common sense water usage rules are not entitled to privacy in my book. Tread lightly here, Reg. This is not unfamiliar territory for your Dad and I.