My Final Hours

This morning, I find myself filled with mixed emotions, for today is the last day of school!  As I try to sort my spaghetti of thoughts, into neat waffle size compartments, I have decided to make a Pros and Cons list for this Teenage Holiday:


  • I no longer have to be startled out of that “perfect sleep” by the perky alarm I have set on my cell phone.
  • My day will not end at 3:00 to play the role of “Uber Mom” for numerous after school events, music lessons, sporting events, etc.
  • I will no longer have to watch my three teenagers drudge up the stairs in the morning and sleepwalk out the door to school!
  • I will have 3 farm hands!  Bahahaaa!!!
  • There will be lots of fun and friends at the house, all summer long!
  • I will have my babies home, all day, for almost three months… This is a Pro, right?!


  • The pantry will be empty all of the time!
  • There will be noise…obnoxious teenage noise!
  • There will be that time, about a week into summer vacation, when I hear the words, “I’m bored”.  Granted, my children have learned over the years that those two words = Mom pulling out her notebook and creating a “Summer Adventure List“…aka “Children Chores“!
  • Lumps will appear in rooms throughout the house, left by the teenagers, for no apparent reason. (I do not like lumps!)
  • Did I mention there will be lots of noise???
  • Children, that we did not give birth to, will appear to be living in our home.
  • I will have my babies home, all day, for almost three months…  This should be a Pro, right!?

So there you have it!  For the next three hours, if you need me, I will be in a meditative state, sitting in my purple chair with some strong herbal tea and large amounts of dark chocolate, listening the “The Final Countdown” by Europe!


Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…


24 thoughts on “My Final Hours

  1. Find some quiet time in the chicken house you will need it.Teenagers on summer vacation they sleep late, stay up late, eat all day, and totally lack any kind of motivation to do anything at all. Glad it’s you and not me I did my time lol.

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    1. Two hours after my 16-year-old came home, I saw him out chain sawing autumn olive shrubs. I asked him if he felt all OK. He said he was already bored. I will be glad when he starts his job next week! I think he will too! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      1. My mom didn’t either. I later found out my ability to be organized was totally thanks to her “guidance”. So, it only happens when I’m at her house. Haha hope all the teens don’t give you any headaches this summer.

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