Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Boy, Boys, Boys

When I left to go visit my family last weekend, I took Maddie and our dog. I came back with both of them, plus 2 of my nieces.

My teenage niece and my pre-teen niece.

My world has changed.

Every summer they come and stay a week- longer, if I'm lucky. It was a tradition we started when they were 7 and 9. I look forward to their visit every year.

But, times have changed.

The first couple of years that they came to stay, I kept them occupied with trips to the science museum, zoo, art museum, and the pool. They hung onto my every word, and what I said was gospel.

Last year, it was all about going to the pool, Hannah Montana, cell phones and iPods.

This year, there is only one word to describe their behavior. BOYS.

Every conversation revolves around who they like, who they don't like, how many times they saw Prince Caspian because he is so cute, who just sent a text, who might call later. . . You get the point.

I listen to them, and laugh because I know that they will be going home at the end of the week and my sister can deal with it for the next few years. It's comforting really.

Crap. I'm going to have a pre-teen in 8 years.

I'll just send her to my sister. She'll have the experience, after all.

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Kimmylyn said...

One.. I am not ready for pre-teen anything.
Two.. Glad I have boys.
Three. I still think I will be surrounded by texting and ipods regardless that I have boys. :)

Jenipooh said...

How do you think mom felt, with 4 girls?!?! I have two and probably another girl coming, I can wait for the preteen years, trust me, I can wait!

noble pig said...

Oh wow, when the boy bug bites, it bites hard!


Wendi said...

Claire is 9.
Is this me in 3 years?
ugh... I am so not ready for that!

kimmie said...

Welcome to my world, Chels. I love every minute of it. Honestly, I do. I had a much harder time when they were preschool age than the age they are now. Even though they do cost more now that they are older...movies with friends, cell phone bill, "meeting at the Mall", etc., they are so much fun seeing them blossom into the young ladies they are. A wise mom of one of Hannah's friends once told me "I can still take her"..."take her cell phone...her priveleges...her ipod...etc".

P.S. Send Maddie to me anytime!!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I highly recommend sending your child away at the first sign of puberty.

Rachel said...


Princess told me the other day that when she got big she was going to have a boyfriend. *thud* She's 4. I've already told Nathan that she's his when she hist puberty and I'll take her back when she's old enough to join me for a margarita :0)

lattemommy said...

I dread the idea of teenagers. I'm planning to remain blissfully ignorant until the reality steps up and hits me in the face. Otherwise I might run screaming for the hills before they reach 10!

Amy said...

HA! Luckily my girls really aren't into boys yet. THANK GOD!

Sarah said...

hey Hannah is the one that's into boy's not me (well maybe a little) p.s. i had sooo much fun staying @ ur house

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