Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Not That She's Counting

Today, the Matron took a keen, arm-length's look at her 12 year old son--who is currently modeling the popular and appealing combination of ringworm and warts -- as he sat in clutter of his own creation, beside the milk carton he is incapable of putting away, while informing his mother of just how little she knew about, well, about everything.

Given her children's age range, she realized, at this pivotal and life-altering moment, that, starting on July 17th, 2009, she will be living with teenagers for 15 consecutive years. And six months.

15 comments:

Suburban Correspondent said...

I'll see your 15 and raise it 4. I assume after the first 5 years, you don't even notice.

Suburban Correspondent said...

Oh, and rub Vitamin A into the warts. It works after a few weeks.

Anonymous said...

*FEAR*

I am happy that I will only have one for the 7 years that I have to deal with. THAT IS PLENTY!

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

Heaven help us both Mary, Heaven help us both. There is a fourteen-year age difference between my middle and last daughter. I had teens and a baby in the house. Kids up all night with different agendas. I've had kids in college and a kid in grade school. Kids leaving me at the same time for different destinations. Someday I will be doing college and grandchild visits in the same year. Oy.

Kimberly said...

Yikes!

May the force be with you.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Not that anyone's counting . . .

I'll have 17.

Mary Alice said...

Mary Alice will be praying for you. When Mary Alice did her family UN-planning and had three children in under four years, people thought she was an idiot...now....however, Mary Alice is ripping the teen years off with all three of them together like a big giant band aid.

Lynda said...

Oh, God...you need lots of blessings and adult beverages. Just ONE teen is wearing me out.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry.

Angie said...

I just keep concentrating on the fact that I will only be 48 when my youngest turns 18. Oh, yeah!

Irene said...

Woe is you. Did you plan it that way or was it accidental?

Vallen said...

It's those six months that might put you over the edge. And everybody thought I was nuts having my two just a year apart.
We'll help all that we can.

Ann said...

OH.LORD.

Do you have the proper amount/types of prescriptive medicines? Get THEE to a doctor, woman!

Minnesota Matron said...

To make this post even better (in her mind) the Matron realized last night that she did the math wrong. Just 13 years. But, still!

Jocelyn said...

Ah, hell.