Thursday, July 15, 2010
This is our last year before Mitchell is a teenager. Only 365 more days to go and we'll have 2 teens in our household. Yahoo! We love the teen years. You hear so many people fearing having teens in their family, but Everette and I have always enjoyed it. We've been looking forward to it ever since Layne and Rauchelle were about 6 & 8 years old, and a 'friend' who owned the local A&W would inevitably say "You just wait until they are teenagers!" and then go into a long story about the horrors of teens, while inside we were rolling our eyes and thinking "we aren't afraid. It'll be great!"
And it was.
And it is.
We've got Danaka as a teenager, already thinking about getting her driver's license in less than 3 years.
I'm sure it won't be long before Mitchell starts thinking about driving, and owning a car or truck. But for now, he's 12 and his mind isn't on those things.
Today he was glad to have (most of) his family with him. Layne caught the bus out from UBC to spend the day here, and we bummed around the condo for the day as I think we over did the sun-thing yesterday. We talked, and watched "Inkheart" & "August Rush", went swimming, checked out the used bookstore, ran errands, and ate