"Now that I'm a teenager, I can talk on the phone AND play wii at the same time!"
...or maybe the better question is "am I wise and mature enough to parent TWO teenagers?"...
I do admit, though, that it wasn't easy to readily accept the fact that my little boy WHO ONCE...
**observed and collected bugs is now using a magnifying glass to burn them in the
**cuddled and loved on his little dog now enjoys shooting "around" him with his airsoft gun
**was too active to take much interest in video games is now a walking video game encyclopedia
*talked in plain English is now using text-messaging-acronyms (things like IDK, IDC, BRB, KMN etc. are all a part of our normal dialogue; notice the "KMN" in my heading - can anyone guess what that might mean???? )
Amidst all of these changes, I am so grateful for the qualities of Brant that have remained unchanged. He continues to be ever-energetic and always on the move. He has always been an extremely hard and competent worker; if given a task, you can be confident he'll carry it out to completion and with perfection. He is organized and loves to clean, which is a HUGE asset to me, especially as our family continues to grow. He is very disciplined, which has made him a great running partner for Max and I. Brant has a quick-wit and is such a fun, lively, and interesting person to be around. He has always been my more affectionate kid, and he still tells me he loves me and gives me big hugs several times a day. He also almost daily thanks me for being his teacher. How sweet is that?!?